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Finding refuge: Immigrant’s journey from Nicaragua to Illinois

Feb. 10, 2009 - Gloria Campos and her three-month-old son were the only members of her family to board the last Red Cross plane out of Nicaragua during the revolutionary war in July 1979. Campos, then 21, was the daughter of a high-ranking government official, who also owned a cotton farm and electricity generators. Since her father worked for President […]

Chicago attorney representing Guantanamo detainees discusses complexity of prison closure

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Jan. 8, 2009 – Prisoners sit in an 8-by 6-foot cell, built from a wire frame. The cells sit in two rows facing each other out in the open air. They are covered with a tin roof, which traps the heat of the sun. There are no fans or air conditioner provided. As President-elect Barack Obama takes office, […]

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Chinatown EPA Cleanup Project Makes Way for Youth Soccer Field

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Submitted on Wed, 04/09/2008 – 01:57. Chinatown community leaders say a new youth soccer field will be built, but plans for a new field house still depend on Chicago Park District funding. On March 17, the Ping Town Advisory Council announced the park district’s expansion of Ping Town Memorial Park. Located in the South Loop […]

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