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Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School

Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School Named in honor of Hales’ esteemed alumni Attorney Donald Hubert, a member of the school’s first four year graduating class in 1966, this year’s gala was especially significant. Due to decreased enrollment in this private, previously all-male, now co-ed institution, the school is in danger of closing unless it immediately raises $300,000.00. Dr. ...

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Shots Ring Out – Memorial Day Weekend

Shots Ring Out - Memorial Day Weekend 50 people shot 12 Killed in Chicago Unfortunately along with great cookouts and honoring our fallen soldiers,  Memorial Day weekend in Chicago has become the prelude to summertime  gun violence and this year was no different. Gun shots rang out  throughout Chicagoland this Memorial Day weekend and a reported 50 or more people were shot, 12 fatally. 4-year-old Jacele Joh ...

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for ...

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B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89

B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89 Blues legend B.B. King has died at the age of 89, Clark County, Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg told ABC News. King, who is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Fudenberg said. He had been living in hospice care in Las Vegas, which he had told his fans via his website on May 1. The musician, who has more than 40 studio albums ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq

Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq Many aspiring actors and actresses came out for the open casting call for extras in the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq", wrapping a line around the St. Sabina Church, as thousands came to register with 4 Star Casting. Although the publicly announced starting time was10:00am Saturday morning, many gathered outside St. Sabina church on 78th and ...

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WE DAY 2015

WE DAY 2015 WE Day is always a good time, but this was definitely something special. It was the first EVER We Day in Illinois with more than 15,000 students from across the state who filled the Allstate Arena! Joining these game-changers were local youth who are making a difference in the Chicago area, incredible speakers with strong motivational messages, and stand-out performers that had us dancing in our ...

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City agrees to pay $5.5 mil to Burge victims

Jon Burge City Agrees To Pay $5.5 mil To Burge Victims The city of Chicago created a reparations fund for victims of police torture, after the City Council unanimously approved the $5.5 million package. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the abuse and torture of scores of mostly black, male suspects in the 1970s, ‘80s and early ‘90s by former police Commander Jon Burge and his detectives is a “stain that canno ...

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Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President

Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. (at podium), has been named president of the Chicago Transit Authority by Mayor Emanuel, replacing former CTA president Forrest Claypool who was recently named the Mayor’s chief of staff. CTA Chairman Terry Peterson (far left) and First Congressional District Congressman Bobby Rush (second from right) congratulate Carter on his new ...

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CTU Not Happy With Lack Of Contract Extension

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer CTU Not Happy With Lack  Of Contract Extension Karen Lewis Mayor Rahm Emanuel The Chicago Teachers Union isn’t very happy,  they are being asked to take a 7% pay cut in their next contract. In  a statement issued Tuesday by CTU President Karen Lewis, it was indicated that this situation could lead to a tough negotiation and possibly a strike. CTU President Karen Lewis, who le ...

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