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Chicago’s Ukrainian Community is Uneasy

Chicago’s Ukrainian Community is Uneasy

“When I die, bury me—in my beloved Ukraine,” wrote the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in 1845. Although the days of freedom from Russia had yet to come, the writer from the village of Morintsy was already addressing the importance of a united country. The path toward unification started in 1994 with the Budapest Memorandum. The […]

According to the college website, Columbia College Chicago is the most diverse private arts and media school in the country. The Black Film Society created the first African-Diaspora documentary entitled “The Black Sheep Roundtable” which takes a pointed look at how much support black filmmakers receive from faculty in the Film Department. The Black Film Society, […]

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Live from the field- Primary 2014

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Live from the field- Primary 2014

Natalie Craig called in a report from the field about turnout and some problems at polling places.

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Around the Town for Primary 2014

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Around the Town for Primary 2014

Click anywhere to view Jeff Kelly-Lowenstein’s class blog.

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4th District Congress candidates want to help Latinos that are unemployed

A 26-year-old Hispanic businessman and a woman who founded her own insurance company — both Democrats — are running in the primary against veteran Democratic  Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. “The people are ready for a change,” said Jorge Zavala, a businessman and son of Mexican immigrants. Zavala said Gutierrez — who was first elected in 1993 — has […]

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Election Day 2014: Social Networks Active

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Election Day 2014:  Social Networks Active

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David Axelrod Tells Youth to Join the Political Process

The new Sun-Times sponsored news operation, Early and Often,  bills itself as a “one-stop shop” for people interested in the news coming out of the city, state and the Illinois delegation in D.C. They delivered in their presentation “Youth in Politics with David Axelrod” at the University of Chicago: Gleacher Center on March 11. “I think this is the most […]

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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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Covering New Grounds: Is it Ever Okay to ‘Out’ an Athlete?

The one thing you don’t commonly find in today’s sports world is active athletes who are gay. The first athlete to ever come out while still active was NBA center Jason Collins in late April 2013. He came out voluntarily in an interview with Sports Illustrated and has since become somewhat of an icon of […]

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Equality Illinois

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Equality Illinois

Equality Illinois volunteers and workers discuss their organization and past efforts. Check out the following video to hear what they have to say about fighting for LGBT rights in Illinois. via YouTube

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More than $1,000 Raised for Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

For more than 32 years, political prisoner Oscar López Rivera has been viewed as a “freedom fighter” similar to that of Nelson Mandela. In the colonized Puerto Rico, López Rivera is recognized as a symbol of hope and freedom. “He is somebody who fights and advocates for justice, for freedom everywhere,” said Matt McCanna, member of […]

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Cook County Board to Reduce Meetings in 2014

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Cook County Board to Reduce Meetings in 2014

Reducing the number of Cook County board meetings by six next year did not reduce the amount of debate between commissioners at Wednesday’s board meeting. “There are almost 2,000 square miles of the county, and this gives people the chance to come and make their case whether or not we agree with them, This is […]

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Aldermen Call for More Cops in City Budget

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Aldermen Call for More Cops in City Budget

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget proposal makes “a significant investment in the education, health and safety” of its neighborhoods, but at least two aldermen argued Wednesday the refusal to hire more police officers is detrimental not only to Chicago’s safety but its economy as well.   “Yes, we need a balanced budget, but safety […]

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Reporters to Explore JFK Assassination via Twitter at Museum of Broadcast Communications

We are looking for interested reporters, but it will be free admission at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) on the 50th anniversary of Presdent Kennedy’s assassination November 22, 2013. The information for reporters who want to participate in this “history meets social media” event is below. If you are just interested or remember what […]

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