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Multimedia journalism student. From Panama City, Panama. Currently living in the windy city. 20 years old. If I don't know about it, I'm willing to learn. Coffee lover.
Pilsen Reads giveaway book program a ‘teacher’s dream’

Pilsen Reads giveaway book program a ‘teacher’s dream’

Pilsen Reads, an online program created by Pilsen Community Books, is a teacher’s dream. With only a click, teachers can submit a wish list of hard-to-get Spanish books or any set of books they would like for their classrooms and receive brand new books for their students. “We want to get more books in the […]

Chicago’s Latino community divided over Alvarez’s defeat

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Chicago’s Latino community divided over Alvarez’s defeat

Alex Rendón could not bring himself to support Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, even though she is the first Latina elected to the top prosecutor job in Chicago. Alvarez lost her reelection bid in the primary on Tuesday. Rendón, 35, recalled how the younger brother of one of his closest friends was “t-boned” by a police […]

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When marathon runners hit the wall

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When marathon runners hit the wall

The next Bank of America Chicago Marathon is more than eight months away, but many runners have already started their training regiment. While physical preparation is important, runners also will be working on their mental strategy, many with fears of “hitting the wall.” Camille Baxter was running along the Dan Ryan expressway, the loneliest and […]

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Frank Main Talks Ethics and Journalism

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Frank Main Talks Ethics and Journalism

Chicago Sun-Times crime reporter Frank Main was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for a series of articles about Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Main, 51, joined the Sun-Times in 1998 and has covered politics, city hall, state government and federal court. He recently talked about the best and worst ethical decisions he has confronted, what […]

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