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HIV: “Not the Death Sentence”

HIV: “Not the Death Sentence”

March 13, 2014 was the worst day of Angel Joseph Miranda’s life. It was the day he found out he was HIV positive. Angel, who goes by A.J. is only 24. He grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in communications and recently moved to Chicago’s […]

Chicago’s Forgotten Entity is Not Giving Up

Three of the seven candidates for 10th ward alderman are demanding immediate environmental justice on the Southeast Side as they challenge a member of Chicago’s Democratic machine in the Feb. 24 race. “We are the forgotten entity of the city of Chicago,” said Sue Sadlowski-Garza, a 20-year CPS counselor endorsed by the CTU to run […]

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

The University of Illinois at Chicago hosted some of Chicago’s longtime political veterans and social advocates in their discussion with the author of a new book exclusively about Chicago’s struggle with race and inequality. “How, we ask, can a city as great as Chicago have as much inequality and disparity as it does?” asked Teresa Córdova, […]

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Quinn Admits Defeat

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Quinn Admits Defeat

Gov. Pat Quinn announced his official defeat to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner at the James R. Thompson Center Wednesday while protesters filled the plaza wearing white masks and holding signs while calling for a change in the way government is being run. “Your vote didn’t matter,” the crowd cheered, led by a woman with a […]

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Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General “Running a Positive Campaign”

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Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General “Running a Positive Campaign”

There is a lot more to 34-year-old Ben Koyl of Downers Grove than you may think: an independent lawyer by day, a bass guitarist by night and a Libertarian candidate on the November ballot for Illinois attorney general. “Ben is an ethical man and is heavily involved,” said Mansoor Ansari, a 34-year-old Streeterville resident, Chicago […]

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Equality to Run? Not in Illinois

As a blue state, third-party candidates in Illinois feel they have never had a fair chance at taking office because of the election law and they are ready for change. For years, Illinois has been a Democratic state that has often had corrupt politicians operating its election machine. However there are third-party candidates with the […]

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Redmoon Goes Big

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Redmoon Goes Big

If you see houses a blaze and barges afloat in the Chicago River next weekend, don’t panic. Three life size houses will be set on fire in memory of the Great Chicago Fire to help tell the story of overcoming resilience after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The very first Great Chicago Fire Festival combined a Chicago […]

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