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Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General “Running a Positive Campaign”

Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General “Running a Positive Campaign”

There is a lot more to 34-year-old Ben Koyl of Downers Grove than you may think: an independent lawyer by day, a bass guitarist by night and a Libertarian candidate on the November ballot for Illinois attorney general. “Ben is an ethical man and is heavily involved,” said Mansoor Ansari, a 34-year-old Streeterville resident, Chicago […]

Cycle Bike Shop Responds to Chicago’s Recent Bicycle Craze

Carmichael Pusateri, the owner of Cycle Bike Shop, has been around to see all of the recent trends in Chicago cycling, including its recent spike in popularity. Pusateri, a former bike messenger turned business owner, opened the bicycle store in 1992 on the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue. Being in the area for over […]

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Free Speech Documentary in Logan Square

Deanna Isaacs, staff writer for the Chicago Reader, wrote about artist-activist Chris Drew and the documentary by Nancy Bechtol, which details Drew’s struggle for free speech. Drew’s longtime cause had been what he believed was the constitutional right of artists to sell their work in public, wherever they wish, as long as they’re not blocking the right-of-way. His vision […]

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SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

People are getting ready to shake their tile bags, rack their brains and roll at the 11th Annual “It’s Your Word Against Theirs,” SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge on Sunday, November 2. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) and supported by local chapters of the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), the event will be held […]

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Minimum Wage and Housing Protest

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Minimum Wage and Housing Protest

Housing and minimum wage activists protested in the Daley Plaza Tuesday, Oct. 7. They called for the minimum wage to be increased and for more housing vouchers. Columbia College Chicago journalism students, Joann Mikhail and Gina Scarpino, share footage from the day’s event. Minimum wage and housing protest

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Equality to Run? Not in Illinois

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Equality to Run? Not in Illinois

As a blue state, third-party candidates in Illinois feel they have never had a fair chance at taking office because of the election law and they are ready for change. For years, Illinois has been a Democratic state that has often had corrupt politicians operating its election machine. However there are third-party candidates with the […]

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Harder to Stay Safe Online These Days

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Harder to Stay Safe Online These Days

Ken Melvoin-Berg, a Chicago-based TV producer, said his Xbox account was hacked on Christmas day of 2013. “My kids didn’t even get their Xbox game gift for Christmas Day,” Berg said. “The awful part was that I put in a $200 credit on my card for the kids to buy Xbox games online. The fraud […]

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