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Edwin Carl: A childhood baseball dream continues despite health adversity

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Edwin Carl: A childhood baseball dream continues despite health adversity

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.” For Edwin Carl, a pitcher for the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association of Independent Baseball Clubs, the past two years of his […]

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

Immigration, gender and race are all themes of work to be shown at Columbia College Chicago’s DocYourWorld festival May 3 and 4. The event will showcase a multitude of creative projects to push the boundaries of identity, or anti-identity. The DocYourWorld festival is an opportunity for Columbia College students from a variety of majors to […]

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Charter schools remain unaffected by CTU strikes

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Charter schools remain unaffected by CTU strikes

Huddling together for warmth in the 40-degree weather while also trying to stand under the crowd’s sparse umbrellas—acting as the only shelter from the early morning rainstorm—swarms of people unloaded from school buses April 6 and overtook Parking Lot B at U.S. Cellular Field. With opening day for the White Sox two days away, the […]

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Durbin tackles national lead crisis

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Durbin tackles national lead crisis

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Monday called on federal and local government leaders to take greater measures to protect children from lead exposure in city homes and water systems. Nearly 80 percent of Chicago’s homes are connected to lead-containing pipes, according to Durbin’s press release. Additionally, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s standards for federally-assisted […]

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Surviving the criminal court beat with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Rummana Hussain

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Surviving the criminal court beat with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Rummana Hussain

The room is small, dusty and full of paperwork. The chairs are plain and look like they’ve been through a few interrogations. The walls are bare. It feels like a jail cell. But after all this is “26th and Cal.” That’s what the regulars call the Criminal Division of the Cook County Courthouse located on […]

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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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Trump UIC rally shut down by protesters

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Trump UIC rally shut down by protesters

PHOTO/Michael Vadon, 2015 By NADER ALGHOUL Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had to cancel his March 11 Chicago campaign stop at the University of IllinoisChicago Pavilion after hundreds of protesters disrupted the event. The anti-Trump protesters included a diverse group, with Hispanics, whites and African-Americans, Muslims and pro-Palestinians taking over the event. Black Lives Matters […]

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