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MAP Grant recipients to see reduction in funding for flunking

MAP Grant recipients to see reduction in funding for flunking

Students who fail to remain in good academic standing at their college could see a reduction in the state’s Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP) under a measure passed Wednesday in the House Higher Education Committee. Under the measure sponsored by state Rep. Renee Kosel (R-Mokena), students who withdraw from or fail to complete a course that is […]

Rogers Park Residents Urge Police to Crack Down on Gang and Drug Houses

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Rogers Park Residents Urge Police to Crack Down on Gang and Drug Houses

Everytime Luana McIntosh relocates to a new residence to get away from gangs in her Rogers Park neighborhood, she finds the same turf wars , the same issues of violence at her new home. “It’s still the same nonsense,” said McIntosh, who is 62. McIntosh is among the residents in this North Chicago neighborhood who […]

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Gay Marriage Bill Celebrated in Chicago

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Gay Marriage Bill Celebrated in Chicago

Racheal Hansen, a bartender in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, shared the news on her Facebook page yesterday that the Illinois House had just passed a measure to legalize gay marriage. Her friends and family immediately wanted to know when she and her girlfriend were getting married. “I’m proud for the state of Illinois,” said Hansen, who […]

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Cuts in the Nation’s Food Stamp Program Will Affect Cook County Residents

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Cuts in the Nation’s Food Stamp Program Will Affect Cook County Residents

Michelle Allen isn’t sure how she’s going to feed her children next month when cuts to the nation’s food stamp program go into effect. Allen lives on the South Side of Chicago and has received benefits for nine years. She has become more dependent on the benefits after recently being laid off of her job […]

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