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Rev. Charles Brown: A Voice for Change in Austin

Rev. Charles Brown: A Voice for Change in Austin

Chicago’s West Side neighborhood is often in the news for its high rate of crime. There have been 32 homicides in the neighborhood this year, according to data collected by the Chicago Police Department. Driving through the neighborhood, one can see the physical impact the violence has taken on the community through the years. Buildings […]

Horses of Honor in Chicago

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Horses of Honor in Chicago

The Horses of Honor public art exhibit in Chicago is dedicated to the memory of the over 500 fallen officers since 1853. The exhibit began putting horses out along Chicago streets in September and will run through December, after which there will be an auction for the horses. Benefits raised from the auction will go to […]

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Daley Heir Faces Competition in 11th Ward

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Daley Heir Faces Competition in 11th Ward

The filing period for petitions to run for a Chicago alderman office ended Monday with three candidates now eligible for the soon-to-be-vacant 11th Ward. Patrick Daley Thompson, John K. Kozlar and Maureen F. Sullivan all met the Nov. 24 deadline by turning in the required minimum of 473 signatures needed to be considered for the Feb. […]

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Aramark’s Sanitation, Safety Standards Questioned at Chicago Board of Education Meeting

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Aramark’s Sanitation, Safety Standards Questioned at Chicago Board of Education Meeting

A child got sick during class and vomited on the classroom carpet. No big deal, right? These things happen. The teacher put in a request with the school’s custodian—who has been contracted out by Chicago Public Schools to a private company, Aramark—to get the mess cleaned up. However, the vomit-crusted carpet was left to sit […]

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Advocates Push for Improved CHA Oversight

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Advocates Push for Improved CHA Oversight

Although the Chicago City Council met for the first time Wednesday since July 30, most of the action occurred outside the chamber before the meeting began. Several community groups and aldermen showed up on a stormy morning to voice their support for a plan that would place the Chicago Housing Authority under the supervision of […]

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