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Clinton Wins Big in South Carolina

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Clinton Wins Big in South Carolina

Nader Alghoul & Elaine Rojas-Castillo  With Super Tuesday looming, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won her first decisive victory in the 2016 presidential race Saturday. The landslide victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary marks a turning point for Clinton, who lost handily eight years ago to a senator named Barack Obama.     U.S. […]

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Postpartum Psychiatric Illness Remains a Lingering Challenge

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Postpartum Psychiatric Illness Remains a Lingering Challenge

Melanie Stokes was a wonderful woman: kind-hearted, and always smiling, said her mother Carol Blocker. “She was joyful,” Blocker said. “The only thing she talked about was positive things.” When Stokes became pregnant, everything in her life seemed to be in place. She was happy and eager to be a mother. It was something she […]

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Christkindlmarket Chicago Prides Itself on Consistency

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Christkindlmarket Chicago Prides Itself on Consistency

Retired schoolteacher Ruth Hosek enjoyed her sumptuous potato pancakes at a small stand-up table in the center of a maze of unique gift shops, candy huts. All around were lines of people speaking many different languages but laughing in the same joyous tune. In a time of constant change when technology is always raising the […]

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Protesters March for Robin Hood Tax

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Protesters March for Robin Hood Tax

Advocates for a Chicago “Robin Hood Tax” marched through the LaSalle Street financial district on Monday chanting, “What is America going to be? Corporate greed or democracy?” Forty-one people were subsequently arrested after they blocked the entrances to the Chicago Board of Trade building, The protesters are demanding a financial transaction levy they say could […]

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

PILSEN — The annual “Day of The Dead” celebration put on by The National Museum of Mexican Art last Sunday was a community effort to behold. Food, art, and music filled the neighborhood in celebration of loved ones lost. Citizens flooded the museum grounds by Harrison Park in the Pilsen neighborhood to join the festive […]

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Former Schools Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

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Former Schools Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal corruption charges. The former school chief, who was accused of steering no-bid contracts toward her former company in exchange for bribes and kickbacks, pleaded guilty to one count of wire and mail fraud. Additional charges were dropped as a part of the […]

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Asian-American group speaks out against police brutality

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Asian-American group speaks out against police brutality

An Asian-American activist organization called last week on Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to fire three officers involved in raid at a West Town tanning salon in 2013. The Independent Police Review Authority recommended the officers’ suspensions in June in connection with the raid at the Copper Tan and Spa. They were caught on security […]

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