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Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10

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Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10

Black Chamber hosts 12th Annual Convention August 9 – 10 ILLINOIS BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST 12TH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS  WHO: Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce  WHAT: 12th Annual State Convention WHEN: ​Wednesday and Thursday, August 9-10, 2017 Paradice Hotel & Casino, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611 WHY: The Illinois…

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RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard to Receive North American APTA Award

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RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard to Receive North American APTA Award

RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard to Receive North American APTA Award Transit Oversight Agency Chairman Will Receive Distinguished Local Service Award at National Conference in October Chicago, IL, August 7, 2017 – Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of Northeastern Illinois Chairman Kirk Dillard has been chosen to receive a 2017 Local Distinguished Service Award by the American…

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Governor misleads voters over education funding veto

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Governor misleads voters over education funding veto

Governor misleads voters over education funding veto By Illinois Senator Steve Landek In recent weeks, you may have heard Gov. Bruce Rauner justifying his opposition to an historic education funding reform bill by calling it a “Chicago Bailout.” That narrative is false and purposefully misleading. The governor’s veto is nothing more than an attempt to…

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Video: Kennedy takes gun violence personally

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Video: Kennedy takes gun violence personally

Video: Kennedy takes gun violence personally To my dad, gun violence is personal. He understands how gun violence can affect individuals, families and communities. He wants to make sure everyone affected can get the help they need and, most of all, he wants to stop this violence from happening in the first place. My dad…

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Pulitzer committee shows bias in ProPublica activist award

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Pulitzer committee shows bias in ProPublica activist award

Pulitzer committee shows bias in ProPublica activist Award ProPublica is an activist website that asserts to be a journalism site. Not everyone agrees. The site is a mouthpiece for political activism disguised as journalism. Here is a perspective by guest writer Drew Johnson Credibility of Pulitzer Prize Takes a Hit by Rewarding ProPublica’s Liberal Bias…

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Movement to bring peace comes to Chicagoland July 2

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Movement to bring peace comes to Chicagoland July 2

Movement to bring peace comes to Chicagoland July 2 By Frank Aguilar (contributing writer) Mario Nieves was 28 when he set out on his motorcycle in 1977 to carry a message of peace, brotherhood and respect traveling through 23 nations including in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Now, 40 years later,…

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Mark Zuckerberg calls for a “Universal Basic Income”

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Mark Zuckerberg calls for a “Universal Basic Income”

Mark Zuckerberg calls for a “Universal Basic Income” By Dr. Mark Hendrickson (Guest blog submission) Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address, enriched by some endearing personal vignettes. It was also politically progressive to the core: It included the obligatory (for…

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Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit

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Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit

Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit The high profile battle for the office of mayor of Orland Park in southwest suburban Chicago is fueled by the board’s decision to give the 23 year incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin a massive salary boost and huge pension after only one term in office. The salary and pension spike has…

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention The battle between Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and challenger Keith Pekau has the attention of the entire state apparently creating a wild election contest filled with a lot of unusual issues, supporters and claims By Ray Hanania The battle to lead Orland Park, one of the fastest growing suburbs…

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis Sports figures, community leaders and activists warned Wednesday that heroin and opioid use has reached a crisis stage in suburban Chicagoland and is rising across the country. At a forum organized by the Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD), the National Football Players Fathers Association (NFPFA), Cook County…

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