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Domestic Violence in the Arab-American Community

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Domestic Violence in the Arab-American Community

Domestic violence is a problem that affects all communities. In the Arab American community, however, it is also taboo, always kept behind closed doors because culturally, it is a shame to let the people know what’s going on at your home. But awareness about domestic violence is increasing. In fact, some women in the Arab […]

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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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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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