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The Chicago Park District and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present Jazz Cabaret: Joan Collasso 7 p.m. June 8 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Jazz Links students will perform during the free show before Collasso takes the stage to pay tribute to musical influences that helped shape the sound of jazz. For more information, call 312-427-1676. “SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS” Man ...

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Letter To The Editor: Nato 2012

I have several concerns regarding the front page story, “NATO Summit 2012”. In the article, it is stated that the Summit ended up being a, “two day traffic inconvenience” and, “generated over $100 million dollars in...revenue”. Where did this figure come from? As many Chicagoans can attest, downtown was devoid of people during the Summit, countless businesses were closed or covered with boards and thousands ...

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NATO SUMMIT 2012 in Chicago

Chicago has long been thought of as the “Second City”, the “City of Big Shoulders”. After successfully hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, “Chicagoland” has been introduced to the world as first class, and more than capable of handling large scale diverse events. The Chicago Police along with officers from more than 23 other agencies including the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security shouldered the ...

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Mayor Emanuel Surprises DePriest Elementary Golden Apple Award

By: Ellyn Fortino Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a surprise visit to Depriest Elementary School Thursday morning to deliver a Golden Apple Award honoring exceptional teaching to first-grade instructor Monique Blakes. Blakes is one out of three Chicago Public School teachers receiving the award, which recognizes outstanding educators. Seven more teachers throughout the state received the 2012 award. In addition to ...

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Congressman Davis Accepting Black Caucus Scholarship Applications Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL-7) is now accepting applications for The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Foundation for the following scholarships: •    CBC Spouses 2012 Essay Contest •    CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts •    CBC Spouses Visual Arts •    CBC Spouses Education •    ·CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship applicat ...

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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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YOUth CAN Project V.O.I.C.E Invades WGCI

By: Shaneka Smith   The collaborate efforts of AfterSchool Matters, DMI Youth CanProject V.O.I.C.E. and Studio 5090 provided 30 local teens from Michele Clarke, Christ the King, Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology and other Westside schools the opportunity to visit WGCI Studio through Project V.O.I.C.E program. Program instructors Clarence Clayton and Valencia Lake describe Project V.O.I.C.E as an ...

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Judge Appoints Special prosecutor in former “Mayor Daley Nephew” Case

A Cook County judge has appointed a special prosecutor to take an in depth look at how Chicago police investigated the death of David Koschman after a drunken altercation with a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley back in 2004. Attorneys for Koschman’s family worked to obtain the special prosecutor, the family insists that Chicago police department purposely altered files and  reports look as if   Mr. Kosc ...

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Scrap Companies Make Profits From Community Theft

  In a recent meeting at the South Austin Coalition Community Council, seniors reported being the latest victims of scavengers.  These seniors reported that they face thousands of dollars in costs to replace the chain link and iron fencing that secured their property.  They were outraged at both the scavengers and the metal scrapping companies that pay for obvious stolen property.  “Something has to be ...

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Jay-Z’s Bass Player Chicago’s Finest: Bass Player Tony Russell – from the Westside to the World

As a kid on the Westside of Chicago learning bass guitar in church, Tony Russell wasn’t focused on growing up to work with some of the biggest artists in popular music. ‘When I was coming up, I just wanted to play. I wasn’t thinking about having a career, I just wanted to be good enough to play in church’, he explained. Tony grew up in neighborhoods at Cicero and Polk, Avers and Lake, and Augusta and Lake. ...

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