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Don’t be left in the dark about city’s next budget

06.17.2015 News

The Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP will hold a community meeting June 23rd. The late Mayor Harold Washington’s budget director will be one of the featured speakers.

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Gun violence summit gets mixed reactions

06.16.2015 News

Many who attended the June 13 meeting agreed with Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to enforce the curfew law and get weapons off the streets, but some objected to his idea to charge defendants as domestic terrorists.

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More job seekers complete training on West Side

06.15.2015 Community

Since 2013, more than 70 have graduated from the program, run by Bethel New Life in partnership with World Business Chicago’s 1000 Jobs for Chicagoland and The Technology & Manufacturing Association.

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Blues in the sanctuary

06.11.2015 Community

Tickets are still available for the June 13 performance that will benefit St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

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Questions about police deployment remain as shootings on the rise

06.11.2015 News

A nearly 4-year-old lawsuit filed by the Central Austin Neighborhood Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois continues to make its way through the courts.

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Too few organ donors for people of color

06.10.2015 News

Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago) recently hosted a town hall to address this major health issue that disproportionately affects minorities.

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Mitts holds first listening tour meeting

06.09.2015 News

The 37th Ward alderman will hold two more gatherings June 11 and 18 to discuss issues important to residents.

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Cook County commissioner unveils plan to end gun violence

06.07.2015 News

Residents shared their experiences at the event organized by Richard Boykin. Another meeting will take place June 13.

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West Side 8th graders learn about importance of civic engagement

06.05.2015 News

Students from Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School and Milton R. Brunson Math and Science School traveled to Springfield to participate in the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ event.

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Free health fair Saturday

06.04.2015 Community

The Chicago Defender is sponsoring the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park.

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