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Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp – 70th anniversary commemoration

Date: 
01/27/2015
AuschwitzGate

Seventy years ago on January 27, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, was liberated after five years of atrocities. Today delegations from over 30 countries honored those lost and remaining.

News

Wilson, Maldonado and Moreno choose illegal campaigning practices

Date: 
01/25/2015
WilMedian

Despite a warning to all candidates running in both the Chicago Mayoral and Aldermanic races, some choose to defy the law by putting up signs in the public way and on private property WITHOUT the permission of the property owner. Locally signs include those for Willie Wilson, Mayoral candidate, and two incumbent Aldermen Roberto Maldonado (26th) and Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st). 

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Residential Orgs

Two 2nd Ward forums this week: PPNA at Near North Montessori and four group debate sponsorship at Wells High School

Date: 
01/26/2015
2ndWardSzd

CORRECTION: Thursday debate is for the 1st Ward, NOT the second Ward.

Sports

Mr. Cub...Ernie Banks dies

Date: 
01/23/2015
BanksObama

Ernie Banks, the beloved "Mr. Cub", was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital this evening.

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Rosie's Caffeinated Corner

Meet Matthew Keane: Multifaceted Musician (and Great Dad)

Date: 
01/23/2015
Michael

One summer morning Matt and Elliott Keane rolled into the shop. Well, what I should say is that Elliott rolled in on the stroller his dad Matt was pushing.

Chicago City Council

Transparency: Good for Illinois why not Chicago?

Date: 
01/20/2015
PTAOprconf

While newly seated Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-10 on Jan. 15 to increase government transparency. the "move it to another committee" game goes on in Chicago's City Council.

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Police News

Humboldt Park man in Cook County Jail for fatal double hit and run

Date: 
01/20/2015
JEstrada

Charged with two felony counts of Aggravated DUI/Accident/Death, Jose Estrada or the 1200 block of N. Kedzie Ave. is in Cook County Jail on a $500,000 bond. 

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Chicago Police body camera pilot program begins in 14th District

Date: 
01/20/2015
GoggleCam

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is launching a pilot body camera program and third watch 14th District Officers are participating in the program, according to an announcement by Mayor Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy this morning. 

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from the editor's desk

In the spirit of Martin Luther King...

Date: 
01/19/2015
MLK

"Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is known as a day of service. We come together as a country to honor the legacy of Dr. King and serve our neighborhoods and communities just as he did," says John Peller, President and CEO, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC).

Political News

Women Organizing Women proves action can beat the Machine

Date: 
01/15/2015
Team

With the majority of people at the Women against the Machine event, presented by Women Organizing Women (WOW), being focused on Chicago's educational system, news that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) PAC-Legislative committee and Executive Committee's endorsed Patr

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No-holds-barred: Women against the Machine

Date: 
01/13/2015
VegaEnyia

With everything from a smoldering to a fire and brimstone kind of rage in the core of their beings, 16 women running for Chicago Aldermanic seats participated in Women Against the Machine at Jane Addams Hull House, 800 S. Halsted, Sat., Jan. 10.

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Business News

Crime Abatement Workshop for business owners

Date: 
01/14/2015

The City of Chicago’s Crime Abatement Workshop for business owners and managers is a free one-hour workshop

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Movement and Motivation

Water: The basis of life -- YOURS!

Date: 
01/09/2015
Water

I woke up today completely parched and thought to myself, "What a great fitness topic, WATER CONSUMPTION! 

Did you know that when you feel thirsty your body has already been dehydrated for a while? "

Museums

Ukrainian traditions expressed by adults and children from Ukraine and Chicago are charming

Date: 
12/17/2014
RedBeads

Ukrainian heritage is part of both the short run of The Magic of Beads at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA), 2320 W. Chicago Ave., through Dec. 21 and Ethnic Heritage through the Eyes of My Elders. up through Jan. 25, 2015. 

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