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Former Gov brings term limit referendum campaign to West Side

Former Gov brings term limit referendum campaign to West Side

    Former Governor Pat Quinn brought his referendum campaign to term limit the mayor of Chicago to the city’s West Side Wednesday. Quinn spoke with elders and community residents at the Austin Senior Satellite Center, 5071 W. Congress Pkwy. Quinn, a resident of Galewood, which is located in northwest Austin, launched his petition drive, […]

State, federal budget cuts disrupt services at West Side mental health clinics

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State, federal budget cuts disrupt services at West Side mental health clinics

“Hey girl!” Patricia Blackmon gets two steps down the hall before turning around to see who yelled that out to her. It’s a longtime friend of hers, and the two ladies hug. Moments later, another lady waves at her from down the hall and Blackmon waves back–another good friend. Blackmon’s been coming to Bobby E. Wright […]

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New state law eliminates mandatory life sentences for youth offenders

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New state law eliminates mandatory life sentences for youth offenders

A new state law that eliminates mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders will only bring more pain to the families of victims killed by teens, says an advocacy group opposing the new law. The Illinois law took effect in January and follows a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made life without parole for minors […]

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Law enforcement officials urge Springfield to end budget stalemate

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Law enforcement officials urge Springfield to end budget stalemate

Law enforcement officials from around the state converged on Springfield Wednesday to urge the governor and legislators to end their budget stalemate in order to fund anti-crime programs for youth. States attorneys and police chiefs blamed both Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratically-controlled Legislature for the nine-month stalemate. Many state-funded programs and local nonprofits […]

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Bernie Sanders rally at Old Water Tower Place draws hundreds

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Bernie Sanders rally at Old Water Tower Place draws hundreds

  Bernie Sanders supporters totaling in the hundreds hosted a rally Saturday at Chicago’s Old Water Tower Place in support of the presidential candidate. Socialists Alternative, a national organization, organized the rally, which began Saturday afternoon at Daley Plaza. Carrying signs and chanting the name of their candidate, the supporters marched to Old Water Tower […]

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Aldermen approve Emanuel’s $580M property tax increase

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Aldermen approve Emanuel’s $580M property tax increase

The City Council on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s $7.8 billion budget, the centerpiece of which is a 4-year, $580 million increase in property taxes. Aldermen supporting the budget said it was the city’s only viable option to deal with its structural deficit. Aldermen not supporting the bill cited the tax hit to property owners […]

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