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Chicago, Cook County Get Stricter Gun Laws Before Deadline

The timeliness of gun legislation is evident. With the Trayvon Martin verdict handed down and the recent shooting incidents in the country, legislators, activists and citizens are continuing to call for lawmakers to take a closer look at our country’s gun laws. Illinois is particularly in the spotlight regarding this issue. Seventy-four incidents of gun […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Wants to Launch Voter Campaign to Oust Mayor, Stop School Closings

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is going after elected officials who want to close schools. At a press conference on Monday, April 15 she said the union is planning to launch a citywide voter registration campaign to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials who were part of the decisions involving the closing […]

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Residents Find Creative Ways to Earn a Living

The numbers are not promising— August’s figures show that unemployment rates have experienced zero movement at 9.1 percent. Among the most affected are Latinos and Blacks. Recent findings from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate the unemployment rate for Blacks are as high as 15.9 percent, followed by 11.3 percent for Latinos and 8.1 […]