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Local Gun Range Offers Conceal and Carry Firearm Training

Local Gun Range Offers Conceal and Carry Firearm Training

While the majority of people recently celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at a bar or feasting on corned beef and cabbage, 15 students spent eight hours of their holiday in class to be considered for their conceal and carry permit. The newly passed conceal and carry law in Illinois requires all applicants to complete several steps before […]

LVL3 gallery opens “Tropical Depression”

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LVL3 gallery opens “Tropical Depression”

LVL3, a contemporary art gallery in Wicker Park, unveiled its latest group exhibition April 5 called “Tropical Depression,” which features the work of Chicago-based artists Kate Ruggeri, Nicholas Rummler, Laura Hart Newlon and Kate O’Neill. Gallery director Vincent Uribe said in selecting the artists, the gallery partnered with Chicago’s ACRE Residency, a non-profit organization with […]

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Service Businesses Face Taxing Matters

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Service Businesses Face Taxing Matters

Michelle Davis does not want to relive the drop-off in business she saw in 2008, but she fears she will if Illinois imposes a tax on services done by her dry cleaning business. “Oh my goodness, did we take a hit in 2008,” Davis said. “I hope we don’t ever have business drop off the […]

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Election Day 2014: Social Networks Active

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Election Day 2014:  Social Networks Active

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Illinois Charter School Commission Might Be Disbanded

A bill was sent through to the Illinois House of Representatives on March 5 to disband the Illinois Charter School Commission. The commission was created in 2011 through an amendment to the Charter Law of 1997. Its purpose is to make known the best practices of charter schools, resolve all appeals, supervise charter schools authorized […]

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Big Score for Kenwood Broncos on Senior Night

The (12-14) Kenwood Broncos finished their senior night with a 63-61 win over the (11-11) Lincoln Parks Lions on Feb. 27 at Kenwood Academy High School. With a packed crowd, the Broncos senior shooting guard Joell Davis scored 18 points (62 percent from the field) while Kenwood junior shooting guard Rahamanh Katumbusi added 16 points […]

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Illinois Residents Could Donate To Dream Fund In A Tax Check-Off

While 140,973 college students in Illinois got monetary awards last year, Stephanie Zavala couldn’t apply because of her immigration status. Zavala, 20, said being undocumented is a barrier. But she is grateful that last year the Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship was launched to help students like her. “Tuition keeps increasing,” said Zavala a her junior […]

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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Discuss Strict Coal Ash Regulations

Robin Garlish and her family have never been able to freely open their windows in their Pekin, Ill. home. Because of a local power plant, she instead fears heavy air pollutants and the local contaminated water supply for the sake of her children’s health. “It’s very imbalanced,” said Garlish, a member of the Central Illinois […]

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Roosevelt Roundup: Making History

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Roosevelt Roundup: Making History

Getting revenge is sweet. Getting revenge twice in a matter of three days is even sweeter. And it’s exactly what the Roosevelt Lakers men’s basketball team got when they defeated both Indiana University- South Bend (Titans) and Olivet Nazarene University (Tigers) in the first two rounds of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament (CCAC) that […]

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Moms Demand Action Aims to Change State Law Regarding Gun-Free Zone Signs

The front door of South Loop Elementary School bears two signs: one welcomes students and visitors, and the second shows a red slash through a handgun. Under the new Illinois concealed carry law, these signs are posted everywhere that handguns are prohibited — mainly public buildings such as libraries, museums, government offices and schools. Additionally, […]

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Blazing Trails, Women in a Man’s World

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Blazing Trails, Women in a Man’s World

It’s a man’s world, but these women have made a place for themselves and forged a trail for other women who are looking for a career in media. Come out and hear about what it takes to be a broadcaster, publisher, reporter, and business executive when you are black and female. Their stories can inspire […]

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Chicago Connects to Ukraine Beyond the Boundaries of Ukrainian Village

Chicago has a Ukrainian connection. There are more than 45,000 people who identify as Ukrainian in Chicago and they have a rich history in Chicago, in West Town and Ukrainian Village, including a Ukrainian national museum. As the clash between democracy protesters and government forces heats up, there are ways to watch what is happening, even if […]

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Bad Credit History of Licensed Workers Could be Removed from the Public Eye

Employers could be prevented from accessing the bad credit history of licensed workers under a proposal that won committee support last week in Springfield. “We don’t want to tag people with an old mishap for the rest of their lives,” said state Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), one of the bill’s co-sponsors. Under Senate Bill […]

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Smoke Free Vehicles Could Become a Law In Illinois

Concerned about children being exposed to secondhand smoke, some state lawmakers want to ban smoking in any private vehicle with a minor in it. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), would allow police to fine drivers $100 if someone was smoking in the vehicle, but officers wouldn’t be able to stop a car […]

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Small Business in a Big Market: Smoque Vapours

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Small Business in a Big Market: Smoque Vapours

via YouTube A think cloud of vapor pours out of his mouth after inhaling off the electronic cigarette that’s attached to a low, modern-looking table filled with vials of different flavors of e-liquids. Sam Gendell, a former pack-per-day smoker and a new customer to one of Chicago’s e-cigarette stores called Smoque Vapours, started using the […]

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