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A Pretty Smart Girl: Corporate Lawyer Quits Job to Write Romantic Fiction

A Pretty Smart Girl: Corporate Lawyer Quits Job to Write Romantic Fiction

Leigh Kraushaar had flipped her lid. On a hot July afternoon, in what she calls her “Scarlette O’Hara moment,” Kraushaar shoved open the doors of her husband’s office, skirts in hand, one fist in the air and shouted, “With God as my witness I want to do something that makes me happy and I’m going […]

Independent Bookstore is Alive and Well in Logan Square

Teresa Kirschbraun, owner of City Lit Books in Logan Square, knows her customers. She is their neighbor, after all, having lived in Logan Square herself for more than 25 years. “Selfishly I wanted my commute to be eight blocks,” Kirschbraun said with a laugh. In the eyes of her customers, however, the choice was hardly […]

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Holiday Giving: How to Pay it Forward

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This holiday season, charitable donations have gone down at a time when they are even more needed, said charity leaders. “The economy took a hit on a lot of people,” said Floyd Kettering who founded the charity organization, Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream, with his wife, Karole, in 1979. Kettering said the organization  has […]

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The Fight for Health Care Continues: This Time on the South Side

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The Fight for Health Care Continues: This Time on the South Side

If you are shot on Chicago’s South Side you are 21 percent more likely to die before you reach a hospital trauma center, a panel of doctors, nurses and researchers told legislators during a state hearing Tuesday. The hearing, called by state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), was set to discuss “Trauma Deserts,” a study by […]

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New Policy Expected to Send More Children to Summer School by 2015

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New Policy Expected to Send More Children to Summer School by 2015

More children are expected to attend summer school as a result of a controversial policy that was passed by the Chicago Public Schools Board last Wednesday morning. “It’s a recipe for getting kids to drop out is what it is,” said Vice President Jesse Sharkey of the Chicago Teachers Union to reporters after the meeting. […]

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Maxwell Street Community Garden Struggles for Volunteers

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Maxwell Street Community Garden Struggles for Volunteers

NEAR WEST SIDE- With winter closing in fast, there’s only so much time left for gardening, and the Maxwell Street Community Garden is scrambling to find the volunteers they need to prep the plot for the cold months ahead, garden members said. “The last two months have been just so dismal with turnout,” said garden […]

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Affordable Care for Felons

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Affordable Care for Felons

Obamacare is for everyone, even those who are bound for prison. “The Affordable Care Act is giving us an incredible opportunity to provide health care to individuals who have never had the opportunity to have health care,” said Circuit Court Judge Mary Colleen Roberts to the Cook County Board. “I think we can all imagine […]

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