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Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night

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Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night

Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night Every time a child is killed by a street gang or even by police, the first thing society and the mainstream news media does is to blame the police. But the police are not to blame when a 13-year-old…

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Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue

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Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue

Italian Americans accuse Chicago Park District of illegally removing Columbus statue Chicago’s Italian American community remembers 130-year-old mass lynching After a Freedom of Information Act request to the Chicago Park District (CPD) about the Christopher Columbus statues removed this past summer, attorneys for The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) found a plethora of…

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Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

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Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

Opinion: Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine By Ray Hanania After a bruising political election, Orland Park’s Mayor Keith Pekau managed to defeat his challenger, former Mayor Dan Mclaughlin. I guess it pays to have a $150,000 a year salary and $600,000 in income over four years for a part-time…

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State  Pat Dowell,  Alderman and Committeeman of Chicago’s Third Ward, announced her candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this week. “As a committed public servant, helping and serving people has always been my top priority,” said Dowell. “My singular goal of this office is to provide the residents…

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State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park

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State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park

State Rep. Meyers-Martin Announces Community Vaccination Event in Richton Park Pfizer Part 1 – Advance Registration Required – Seniors will be Prioritized State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, in partnership with the Village Presidents of Richton Park, Park Forest and Matteson, is pleased to announce a community vaccination event to be held this Thursday, April 8th between…

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, issued the following statement Tuesday (April 6, 2021) regarding newly released data showing that the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased in 2019. …

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan Convening of Chicagoland transportation leaders comes as Congress moves forward with passing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a historic investment that will create millions of good jobs and rebuild our country’s infrastructure U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) on Tuesday convened Chicagoland area transit leaders…

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Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads

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Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads

Opinion: Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads Orland Township Republican Chairperson Liz Gorman released a powerful series of videos slamming Orland Mayor Keith Pekau for backing a slate of “fake” Republicans. Pekau has isolated every elected official to the disadvantage of the needs of Orland taxpayers, but hopes to pull the wool over…

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‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

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‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents Monday, April 12 Event at Georgios Banquets Open to Township. Residents in Phase 1B and with Underlying Medical Conditions or Otherwise Eligible Under Phase 1C Building on the success of Orland Township’s two recent vaccination events for local seniors, Supervisor Paul O’Grady announced…

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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

Opinion: Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos Police are again being unfairly targeted in legislation that strips away their “qualified immunity” and exposes them to unjustified and frivolous lawsuits, while the legislators who are stripping them of protection continue to enjoy “qualified immunity” for their actions … and the Cook…

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings House Redistricting Committee Chair Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, is encouraging members of the public and advocates to participate in the process of creating new districts by sharing testimony at the committee’s upcoming regional hearings beginning this week. “People throughout Illinois have insight into their communities…

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Ross, Chicago Wolves earn rollercoaster win in Rockford

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Ross, Chicago Wolves earn rollercoaster win in Rockford

Ross, Chicago Wolves earn rollercoaster win in Rockford Chicago rallies from two deficits to extend winning streak to four games Rookie forward Jamieson Rees’ third-period goal erased the game’s fourth and final tie as the Chicago Wolves claimed a 5-4 victory over the host Rockford IceHogs Sunday afternoon. Rees produced the Wolves’ final two goals…

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