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South Side Students Find Their Yellow Brick Road

South Side Students Find Their Yellow Brick Road

On Thursday, May 20, Parker Elementary Community Academy will be performing for the first time “The Wiz that Wuz.” Youth Guidance Resource Coordinator Ben White said he was inspired to create this condensed version based on the popular African-American play “The Wiz” because he wanted to stress the importance of believing in yourself for his […]

Chicagoans Protest Immigration Laws on May Day

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Chicagoans Protest Immigration Laws on May Day

Thousands of protesters marched Saturday from Union Park to Daley Plaza to protest Arizona’s new immigration law. The controversial law, which takes effect this summer, gives police the power to detain anyone they suspect to be in the country illegally. While Hispanics have often been the face for immigration issues in the United States, the […]

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Race and the Chicago Tea Party

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Race and the Chicago Tea Party

Lionel Garcia, a 6th District state representative candidate  and political director of the National Hispanic Political Assembly, talked with ChicagoTalks on Thursday about the issue of race and his involvement with Chicago Tea Party.

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Santa Claus Comes to Austin

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As Jennifer T. Lacey reports, Santa Claus has arrived in Austin on the West Side, and it was a huge, community-wide event that brought out kids of all ages. The new parade and tradition means a lot to the neighborhood, as you will see here.

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Students Press Elected Officials for More Employment Opportunities at Youth Town Hall

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Sentra Lamon went on what she calls a “job-hunting blitz” a month ago. The Kenwood Academy High School graduate and current DeVry University student applied for 16 positions over a two-day span, only to hear “no” from potential employers due to what she believed to be a lack of job experience. Now, Lamon is worried […]

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Free Tour Saturday Will Demonstrate Solar Power Systems

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Homeowners seeking to reduce the cost of their utilities can learn more through the Illinois Solar Association’s free, self-guided tour on Oct 3. As a part of a nationwide event, Illinois visitors will be able to explore solar-powered homes and businesses in the Chicagoland area. At some locations visitors will be able to discuss the […]

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Activist To Use Tour To Draw Attention To Community Plight

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Activist To Use Tour To Draw Attention To Community Plight

Jean Hill is offering a tour of Chicago you will not likely find listed in any travel guide. On August 17 and 24 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hill’s organization, Imagine Englewood if, will be hosting a tour of Englewood as a way of developing future community outreach programs. Hill said she sees Englewood […]

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