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From sanitarium to nature preserve, a story of community organization

From sanitarium to nature preserve, a story of community organization

As the Tuberculosis outbreak swept America in the late 1800’s, and carried into the 1950’s, the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium stood as a haven of treatment and support for TB patients. Now, converted into the North Park Village Nature Center, it remains as a nature preservation and educational center for Chicago residents. During the Tuberculosis […]

Witness’ credibility questioned in Stateville medical negligence case

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Witness’ credibility questioned in Stateville medical negligence case

Defense attorneys for contracted doctors at the Stateville Correctional Center — who are being sued for medical negligence damages — called the testimony of a plaintiff witness into question, Wednesday. During the third day of the trial, which appeared before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Dirksen Federal Building, defense attorney for Dr. […]

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Attorney General candidates debate as primary nears

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Attorney General candidates debate as primary nears

For the first time during the 2018 Illinois Attorney General race, all 10 candidates running for the position debated at a Wednesday forum hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago. After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election last year Illinois will have a new face at Attorney General for the first time […]

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Cook County Board Passes Gun Violence Ordinance and Resolution

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Cook County Board Passes Gun Violence Ordinance and Resolution

Gun violence in the Chicago area and its effect on taxpayers was on the agenda at Wednesdays’ Cook County Board of Comissioners meeting, as members passed two measures aimed at the epidemic. The Cook County Board passed an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, which mandates Cook County agencies to produce quarterly reports on […]

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Valentine’s Day trends in the Windy City

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Valentine’s Day trends in the Windy City

This Valentine’s Day, Chicagoans were out and about during the first major consumer holiday of the year, celebrating with the rest of the Western world. “It’s February and typically during the week February can be very slow, but because of Valentine’s Day, we were able to seat a lot of numbers. The influx is mainly […]

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South Loop Students Join Call for Gun Control

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South Loop Students Join Call for Gun Control

This article was reported and co-written by: Eden Bunna, Mayan Darbyshire, Mary Elizabeth Figueroa, Michael Matti, Blaise Mesa, Therese Niedbala, Marcus Paul and Benjy Sabitt Students across the Loop joined the 3,000 protests nationwide to stand in solidarity for gun control reform in the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that rocked the […]

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Cook County Board Prodded to Take Stand Against Corruption

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Cook County Board Prodded to Take Stand Against Corruption

The Cook County Board passed an anti-corruption resolution Wednesday, sparked by members of Represent.Us, a national non-profit advocating for cleaner government at local and state levels and eventually in Washington. “The resolution put forward today…serves as a model for local and state legislation, and is also a comprehensive reform plan to fix our broken elections, […]

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