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Preckwinkle – Juvenile Justice

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle blamed racism for the disproportionate number of African-American juveniles being detained and transferred to adult court in Chicago and said the Cook County State’s Attorney is putting children in jeopardy. Speaking at a symposium on restorative justice held by the Woods Fund Chicago on Oct. 22, Preckwinkle alternately pounded […]

One Young Man’s Solution for Restorative Justice

Growing up as a young black male on Chicago’s West Side, Ethan Viets-VanLear has lost track of the number of times police have stopped and frisked him. He said he remembers being stopped when he was as young as 11 or 12; he said his friends have had the same experience. These encounters and others […]

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Kenwood: Safer Than Ever

Chris Vega, 46, said he had never feared being the victim of crime while living in Kenwood. Vega, a real estate agent, said everyone on his street is very communicative about neighborhood safety and added that there doesn’t seem to be many police officers patrolling the area. “Every so often you see a cruiser or a […]

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The Youthful Impact of Early Voting

Early voting has made its way to Chicago, Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon Neal announced last Monday at the Museum of Broadcast Communication. Early voting started on October 20 and will continue through November 2. Neal also announced a pilot program that will offer same day voting registration at five locations throughout Chicago. These five […]

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Chicago restaurant entrepreneur John Grbac has another hit in the making with the new Buena Beach Bar & Grill

John Grbac, a longtime Chicago restaurant entrepreneur who was the first to pioneer Wicker Park when it was yet to be cool, has now set his sights on Chicago’s Buena Park neighborhood, opening Buena Beach Bar & Grill at Imperial Towers (4250 N. Marine Drive; 773-880-9115), across from Montrose Beach at Lake Michigan. Buena Beach […]

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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 […]

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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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