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Opinion

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Prelude to a contemporary revolution

08.25.2014 Opinion

Read columnist John W. Fountain III’s take on what’s happening in Ferguson.

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Chains versus policy

08.12.2014 Opinion

The past continues to affect African-Americans today, writes columnist John W. Fountain III.

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Political messenger with no message

07.29.2014 Opinion

Austin business owner Malcolm Crawford longs for elected officials who deliver what the community has asked for.

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The ongoing threat of violence

07.02.2014 Opinion

Teens yearn for some freedom this summer, but their concerned parents keep them close.

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Is politricks killing our community?

06.17.2014 Opinion

West Sider Renna Thomas wants fellow residents to demand more of elected officials.

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A goodbye to James Deanes

06.12.2014 Opinion

West Sider Dwayne Truss remembers his mentor and civic father.

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Activist urges politicians to choose Blake Seryce

06.11.2014 Opinion

Jim Allen wants the Austin resident and lawyer to replace state Rep. Derrick Smith, who was convicted Tuesday of bribery and will lose his seat in the Illinois House.

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Shots fired

05.30.2014 Opinion

There’s yet another shooting in Austin, and one resident says enough is enough.

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Community groups urge CPS to halt all school actions

05.28.2014 Opinion

Chicago Citizens United to Preserve Public Education also wants the district to nullify the turnaround efforts at Ronald E. McNair Elementary and two other schools.

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Honoring the anniversary of Brown v Board of Education

05.19.2014 Opinion

State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) urges residents to keep fighting for equal education for all.

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