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The Monument Quilt Comes to Town: Support Victims of Rape and Abuse

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The Monument Quilt Comes to Town: Support Victims of Rape and Abuse

In the afternoon of August 19, residents of Chicago will witness stories from survivors of sexual violence stitched together on 200 bright, red quilt squares. The Monument Quilt will be on display from 1pm to 5pm on Daley Plaza. Larger than two basketball courts put together, the quilt is traveling the United States this summer […]

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Taste of Chicago Opens Under Shadow of Weekend Violence

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Taste of Chicago Opens Under Shadow of Weekend Violence

Waiting for the Outer Express bus outside of the entrance of Taste of Chicago, Anetha Watson squinted into the sun and chewed a small burger. Watson, a South Side resident of Chicago, has lost three family members to gun violence since 2007. “It’s sad,” Watson said. “I lost two nephews, my sisters’ sons in 2007 and […]

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The Artists Cannot Be Present

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The Artists Cannot Be Present

The Artists Will Not Be Present an exhibition featuring visual art, poetry by youth in Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition opens July 11 at 6 p.m. at the  Chicago Art Department, 1932 S Halsted St Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60608. The exhibition presents the work […]

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Christian Community Apologies to LGBT Community at Pride Parade

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Christian Community Apologies to LGBT Community at Pride Parade

Started in 2010 by the Marin Foundation, a Chicago non-profit organization that works to increase understanding between LGBT community and churches, the campaign is an activism of love, apologizing to the LGBT community for the way Christians have cause harmed.

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National Transportation Safety Board Rule Does Not Apply Outside US

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National Transportation Safety Board Rule Does Not Apply Outside US

In the wake of  the recent disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370, attorneys from the United States do not have to follow a federal no-solicitation rule. But victim’s families from past aviation accidents say attorneys should still respect the rule and the family members. In the event of an aviation disaster, law firms in the United […]

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More Money Being Put Into Incarcerating Youth Instead of Rehabilitation

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More Money Being Put Into Incarcerating Youth Instead of Rehabilitation

Research shows that incarceration does not work and the consequences are lifelong stains on a juvenile’s record, said advocates and participates of a panel for journalists and journalism students at Columbia College Chicago, April 17. Many advocate organizations and public figures expressed their concerns about youth incarceration and the amount of money and resources that need […]

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Neighborhoods and Incarceration

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Neighborhoods and Incarceration

Most of the men and women leaving Cook County Jail have one thing in common: 80 percent are released to seven neighborhoods in Chicago, according to youth justice advocates who spoke in a panel discussion on April 18.   “Eighty percent, that’s roughly 12,000 inmates, released from the Department of Corrections return to the same seven neighborhoods […]

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