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Reactions to election results vary across the city

Reactions to election results vary across the city

[This story was written by Nina Ruff and reported by Ridvan Bolgi, Eric Henry, Samantha Stahl, Jaclyn Torrento, Ao Shen, David Woods and Melty Zhang.] From City Hall, where aldermen were apprehensive, to the heavily Latino community in Pilsen, where residents were clinging to their faith, to Millennium Park where international visitors were speechless, the […]

New water and sewage tax adds to Chicagoans’ woes

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New water and sewage tax adds to Chicagoans’ woes

A water and tax increase approved by the City Council last Wednesday is just one of many fiscally irresponsible initiatives needed to pay for the city’s mismanagement and corruption, according to public policy advocates who spoke at City Hall. In addition to an increase in property taxes as prescribed by Chicago Public Schools’ recently approved […]

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Current HIV programs leave key populations underserved

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Current HIV programs leave key populations underserved

Although the number of new HIV cases have declined, there is still much work to be done in eradicating the epidemic, specifically for communities of color, a deputy commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health told his board members Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner David Kern explained that while the number of new transmissions of HIV […]

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