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More than $1,000 Raised for Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

More than $1,000 Raised for Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

For more than 32 years, political prisoner Oscar López Rivera has been viewed as a “freedom fighter” similar to that of Nelson Mandela. In the colonized Puerto Rico, López Rivera is recognized as a symbol of hope and freedom. “He is somebody who fights and advocates for justice, for freedom everywhere,” said Matt McCanna, member of […]

Christmas trees delivered to more than 1,500 families

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Christmas trees delivered to more than 1,500 families

More than 1,210 Christmas trees were unloaded with the help of more than 300 young volunteers Saturday morning at Navy Pier, despite having to work in 10-degree weather. “Everyone should have a Christmas tree,” said Samantha Martin, a student from William Jones College Preparatory High School. “It’s something small that has a huge impact.” The […]

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Christmas Tree Ship Arrives at Navy Pier

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Christmas Tree Ship Arrives at Navy Pier

Adults bundled in thick winter jackets and knit hats huddled under red-leaved trees, looking out at Lake Michigan at the ship. As it neared the dock, the smell of pine needles and hot coffee wafted through the crowd of Coast Guards and families, who had gathered at 8:30 a.m. on Navy Pier.  For the 101st year, […]

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Cook County Board to Reduce Meetings in 2014

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Cook County Board to Reduce Meetings in 2014

Reducing the number of Cook County board meetings by six next year did not reduce the amount of debate between commissioners at Wednesday’s board meeting. “There are almost 2,000 square miles of the county, and this gives people the chance to come and make their case whether or not we agree with them, This is […]

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