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MWRD passes ordinace to reduce taxes by 17.8 Mil

MWRD passes ordinace to reduce taxes by 17.8 Mil President Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago stated that “the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has passed ordinances directing the Cook County Clerk to reduce taxes by $17.8 million. “This tax reduction will be reflected in the second installment 2014 r ...

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4 Generations Shooting Tragedy

4 Generations Shooting Tragedy Police are Questioning several suspects after a 77-year-old man was killed and his granddaughter and two great-grandchildren were wounded Monday evening in a shooting on the southside of Chicago.  The Roseland neighborhood is no stranger to vioence, but 4 generations being wounded makes this case unique. The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the 200 block of West ...

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President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March

  By: Naimah Latif STAFF WRITER President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s presence in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches is said to be the catalyst for an estimated 150,000 participants in the highly publicized event, known as the reenactment of “Bloody Sunday.” Sunday, March 8, mar ...

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Word On The Street – Jrw whistleblower arrested

Word On The Street - Jrw Whistleblower Arrested The Evergreen Park youth baseball coach who  filed the complaint that led to  Jackie Robinson West being stripped of a Little League national championship, faces assault and several other charges in Evergreen Park. 39 year old Christopher Janes, of the 9100 block of Albany Avenue, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer and was also ...

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Chatham gets new Reentry Service Center

In an effort to heal a broken community, a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 3rd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the GEO Reentry Service Center, 8007 So. Cottage Grove Avenue in Suite A located in the Chatham community. The son of the late Rev. Leonard Barr, Emanuel Barr, Outreach and Operations manager for the Center, said the ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. and ...

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Link Unlimited Scholars

Link Unlimited Scholars   Mission Statement: LINK Unlimited Scholars provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates mentoring relationships, college readiness and leadership development to foster academic success, personal development and interracial understanding and ...

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Ferguson Police Created Fear And Resentment Among African American Residents

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the tensions between law enforcement and residents that erupted after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, were unsurprising given the “toxic” environment created by the biases of the Ferguson Police Department. Wednesday, The Department of Justice announced that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against Officer D ...

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Mayor Emanuel Runs Another Red Light on Election Day

Mayor Emanuel Runs Another Red Light on Election Day Statement of Mark Wallace, Director of Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras.   Mayor Emanuel has proven once again that he is above his own law. Leaving a luncheon on 11th and Michigan, the second car of his two-car motorcade once again was caught by a red light camera running a red light. Apparently the red light cameras don’t prevent the Mayor of ...

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YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network

BY: MICHAEL TROUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network PARENTS CAN FIND HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.COM YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network YMEN’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Trout, is a graduate of Wheaton College who moved into the North Lawndale community with his wife in August, 1992. After serving four years with the Lawndale Chri ...

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Today in Black History – Jimmie Lee Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson,  was Born in Alabama in 1938 , he became part of the Civil Rights Movement as a very young man. After participating in a peaceful protest in Alabama in February 1965, he was shot by a state trooper. Jimmie Lee died a few days later. His death inspired a voting rights march and protest that was so violent, that it is still currently known as “Bloody Sunday”. This series of actions motivat ...

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