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One Summer Chicago

Chicago Park District Recreation, sports, arts, teen summer sports leagues that include baseball, aquatics, and basketball. For ages 6 to 18 Website: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/ For more information: 312.742.7529 To sign up, please go to www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or go to your nearest park location. Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Program is aimed at promoting reading for pleasure during non ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

Chicago VA to host resources fair for Veterans Veterans are invited to attend a resources and services fair at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Jesse Brown Medical Center at 820 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago on May 15. VA staff will partner with other federal, state and local officials to provide information about services available to Veterans, including: VA health care, employment assistance, housing a ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Job Options Equals Trouble

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become successful in the upper grades as well as later in life. . But when ...

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The ‘No Sagging and Dragging Please Pull Up Your Pants’ City Council Resolution

(CHICAGO) - - -Today, 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, who represents several diverse areas including Austin and Belmont-Cragin on the city’s west and northwest side, introduced a resolution in support of Chicago’s indecent exposure ordinance during the May 9, 2012 Chicago City Council meeting. This resolution is designed to address an issue confronting many urban neighborhoods: Low-Slung, Saggy Pants on Urba ...

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“Nourishment For Life -The Bread Of Life”

FIRST WORDS... Last weeks lesson showed forth the miraculous work of Jesus through some spittle, clay and a blind man’s obedience.  This week we hear the words that He speaks.  This lesson includes one of the seven “I Am” statements that give us a glimpse of who Jesus really is. LOOKING FOR JESUS (v. 22-25) This lesson opens with the crowd that Jesus fed with the two fish and five loaves of bread.  These pe ...

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Two Great Legendary Journalists Die Just Days Apart

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Special to the NNPA from The Westchester County Press Two giants of journalism died recently, days apart, leaving a deep void in the coverage of significant stories that speak to the history of a people and the corruption of the system. Gil Noble was the producer/host of the iconic, long-running, award-winning public affairs program “Like It Is,” which aired on the ABC affiliate, WABC- ...

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Social Security System Remains Solvent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite misleading and incomplete media reports, Social Security remains solvent and will remain that way in the foreseeable future, according to several analyses. In its trustees’ report last week, it was disclosed that without any future adjustments, Social Security will be able to pay full benefits only until 2033 and about 75 percent of scheduled benefits after that. “Social Security ...

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Tyler Perry Studios Burns In Four Alarm Fire

Firefighters were called to battle a four-alarm fire at the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Nearly 100 firefighters came to the scene, according to officials. There is no word on what caused the fire, and no reported injuries. The studios are over 200,000 square feet in size, containing five sound stages, a post production facility, a back lot, a 400-seat theater and much more. President Ba ...

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Horoscopes For Week of May 3 – May 9, 2012

ARIES Love, joy and hope fill the air around you this week. Three of the greatest intangible assets that one can experience will be given to you in abundance this week. Use them to overcome the bad vibes being given out by a co-worker this week. Lucky Numbers: 1, 23, 42 TAURUS Live this week especially in a celebratory mode and count your blessings for you are wealthy in ways that are above materialistic le ...

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EEOC Issues Job Guidelines that Limit Backgroung Checks

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated recommendations that urge employers not to misuse criminal background checks in filling job openings. By a vote of 4-1 last week, the commissioners noted that African-Americans and Latinos may find it more difficult to find employment because of the widespread use of background ch ...

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