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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 […]

Tobacco addiction more prevalent in LGBT and African-American communities

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Tobacco addiction more prevalent in LGBT and African-American communities

Standing outside corporate buildings, schools, bus stops or train stops, people can be seen lighting cigarettes. Rain or shine, adults, students, and teens will stop what they are doing to smoke. Jennifer Herd, senior health policy analyst, said most people start smoking in their teens. The percentage of teens smoking has dropped from 30 percent […]

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Increase in mental health resources needed on college campuses

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Increase in mental health resources needed on college campuses

Tiffany Walker first started seeing and hearing things as a 20-year-old college student. Unable to get the help she needed, Walker said she had to drop out. “I had my family, but that wasn’t enough,” Walker said. Speaking at a press conference with Walker last month, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Walker’s experience […]

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