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Executive Action Gets Reaction at Home

Just how tough are things for President Barack Obama? At an event he was heckled by his own special guest who was sitting behind him during his meeting at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park. Only minutes into Obama’s speech about his executive order on immigration, a young woman, who was holding a sign, interrupted […]

Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

The morning after mass protests in Ferguson and across the country, protestors flooded the fifth floor foyer in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall office, demanding reform in the police treatment of black Chicagoans. “We’re calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as one of the most powerful Democrats in this country to take a stand,” […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Live In Uncertainty Waiting For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Felipe Diosdado, 35, has worked as a janitor in downtown Chicago for 14 years. He’s a father of two with family members who are U.S. citizens, however, Diosdado is not. Since coming to America from Mexico in 1997, he has been undocumented. This is why Diosdado is impatiently awaiting President Barack Obama to take action […]

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Gutierrez Demands Obama to take Action on Immigration

A day after Republicans wrested control of the U.S. Senate from Democratic hands, proponents of immigration reform, including U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), called on President Barack Obama to act in a “bold and meaningful way” on immigration and warned of consequences for the Democratic Party if they are ignored. In September, as thousands of unaccompanied children were […]

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Interracial dating, trend, fetish or love

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Interracial dating, trend, fetish or love

I walked around the city carrying a poster filled with pictures of interracial couples. The looks I received were all too familiar. As I tried to stop people to talk, I got it all: eye rolls, quick refusals, laughs and whispers. This is something I have experienced for years, as I have dated men from […]

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Quinn Admits Defeat

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Quinn Admits Defeat

Gov. Pat Quinn announced his official defeat to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner at the James R. Thompson Center Wednesday while protesters filled the plaza wearing white masks and holding signs while calling for a change in the way government is being run. “Your vote didn’t matter,” the crowd cheered, led by a woman with a […]

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Aldermen Setting Tasks for Chicago’s Safety

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Aldermen Setting Tasks for Chicago’s Safety

Alderman knocked the head of the city’s emergency management programs for not doing a better job of publicizing a digital application that would allow citizens to send tips to the police via cellphones. A recent 2015 budget hearing at City Hall led to scrutiny of the Office of Emergency Management and Communication’s lack of programming, which would […]

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