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GVSU Alum '10 | Columbia College Grad Student | Gloss Magazine Online Contributing Writer | ChicagoTalks Contributing Writer | Former ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV Windy City LIVE Intern | Former ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV Production Assistant
Daddy-O’s: A Taste of Jamaica

Daddy-O’s: A Taste of Jamaica

For a change, get a taste of the islands with this story about Daddy-O’s bringing a taste of Jamaica to the South Side. You can get an eye-full with the slideshow.

Egyptian-style Hair Salons: The Round Brush Technique Keeps Em’ Coming Back

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Egyptian-style Hair Salons: The Round Brush Technique Keeps Em’ Coming Back

Moshe Khoshibi left Iraq in 1986 on a whim. The 47-year-old Iraqi said he wasn’t fleeing Saddam or the political turmoil that has gripped his country since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Like many immigrants, Khoshibi came to America to pursue a dream. His dream was to own a hair salon. And he’s now living […]

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Addiction Treatment Providers Still Fear State Cuts

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Addiction Treatment Providers Still Fear State Cuts

After telling 909 Illinois addiction treatment centers they would lose all funding by June 30 when the fiscal year ends, Gov. Pat Quinn reversed his decision last week. Addiction treatment providers are relieved, but say they fear it’s only temporary. “We’re not going to be completely happy until we know this is not going to […]

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Interviews With Abused Children May Soon Be Videotaped

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Interviews With Abused Children May Soon Be Videotaped

Although state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are supporting pending House Bill 3480, the proposal to amend Illinois’ Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act has upset some opponents. The bill was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, March 16 before the Human Services Committee – Billie Larkin, executive […]

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Should Children Be Screened For Mental Health In Schools?

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Should Children Be Screened For Mental Health In Schools?

School-age children in Illinois get tested for hearing and vision but not other disorders like mental illnesses. Some advocates like Suzanne Andriukaitis, executive director at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago (NAMI), say that needs to change. Mental Health America of Illinois estimates that 6 million children in the U.S. have a […]

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President Plans to Block Community Block Grants

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President Plans to Block Community Block Grants

President Obama’s proposal to cut community block grants by 7.5 percent next year has Maureen “Mo” Hart worried. The executive director of Project NOW Inc. doesn’t know how her agency will continue to help its 38,000 clients. “I’m not sure how we’re going to do it,” she said. “It’s something that we’ve got to figure […]

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South Loop Residents Say Enough With the Dog Poop

Pamela Focia lives at 15th and Clark streets and has two Australian Shepherds, Bijvoet and Jaldi. Every time she walks her dogs, she sees piles of dog waste and gets annoyed by the owners who fail to pick it up. She wants dog owners that leave the mess behind to be caught and fined, but […]

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