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Film Premiere Recalls Street Artist Who Fought Illinois Eavesdropping Law

Film Premiere Recalls Street Artist Who Fought Illinois Eavesdropping Law

You can attend the Chicago Premiere of an Indie feature documentary film that was made right here in the Windy City – “Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” (99 min) 2014, by Nancy Bechtol. In 2009, Chris asked Nancy (with 2 friends) to accompany him and document his attempt to […]

Nuns On the Bus Get Out the Vote

The Nuns on the Bus campaign made the University of Illinois Chicago campus the third stop on its “We the People, We the Voters” cross-country tour. Chanting, “Nuns on the Bus, get out the vote,” a group of Catholic nuns clad in blue t-shirts, decorated with an “I Am a Voter” stamp, greeted the Thursday […]

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Progressive Media Makers Help Take Money Out of Politics

#MAYDAYin30 Video Contest Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Make a 30-second ad to wake up America to the crisis of big money in our politics. Help reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics by creating a 30-second video ad that could run on national TV. Put on your creative hats and […]

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Why Vote in 2014? Get Registered Now

Ferguson, Missouri, a town where 67 percent of residents are black and 29 percent white, five of the six city council members are white, as is the mayor. This white-dominated city government employs a police force – 94 percent of the officers are white (50 out of 53). How did this happen? In Ferguson’s 2013 […]

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Obama addresses UN

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Obama addresses UN

President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday morning just days after the United States and Arab partners launched airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He spoke on many topics including tensions in the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and even the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Many of his comments were addressed to young […]

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Advocates Push for Improved CHA Oversight

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Advocates Push for Improved CHA Oversight

Although the Chicago City Council met for the first time Wednesday since July 30, most of the action occurred outside the chamber before the meeting began. Several community groups and aldermen showed up on a stormy morning to voice their support for a plan that would place the Chicago Housing Authority under the supervision of […]

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Federal Plaza Rally Calls for No Money in Politics

A coalition of Illinois activist groups met in front of Federal Plaza Wednesday and called on U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (D-Ill.) to eliminate big business’ involvement in politics. The Coalition to Restore Democracy, which includes local groups Common Cause Illinois, Democracy in Action Chicago and many others, organized the afternoon rally and the calls for Kirk […]

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