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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women

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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women

Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women Orland Park Trustee Carole Griffin Ruzich will co-host with One Light Self-Defense a free self-defense workshop for women and girls. The program is free and will address “self-defense, distraction and awareness” tactics. The program will be held on March 11, 2019 at the Orland Park Civic…

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment Legislative leaders release statements detailing steps to be taken in response to allegations of sexual harassment. Statements released by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, former legislator Barbara Flynn Curry, and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, the chair and the minority spokesperson of the 100th General Assembly’s Illinois House Task Force on…

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Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community

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Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community

Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community Local activist fought for the rights of Arabs and Muslims in the Chicagoland area and also for the rights of all in mainstream American politics. Miriam Zayed was among one of the first two Arab Americans in Chicagoland to run for public elective office in the…

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes Jackie Haddad worked behind-the-scenes on behalf of the influential Lebanese and Arab American communities to raise funds for the needy, helped to lead and organize the annual conferences of the Midwest Federation of American Syrian & Lebanese Clubs, and was active in her local community in Elmhurst where…

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Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment

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Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment

Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, released the following statement Wednesday: “Addressing harassment, increasing access and ensuring equality of all forms are issues of great importance to the Democratic Party of Illinois, and the time and commitment that Comptroller Mendoza, Senator Bush and Representative…

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Madigan’s staff challenges report on gender diversity

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Madigan’s staff challenges report on gender diversity

Madigan’s staff challenges report on gender diversity Statement from Chief of Staff Jessica Basham on Gender Diversity Statistics Jessica Basham, chief of staff for the Office of the Speaker, released the following statement Tuesday on diversity and the hiring of women: “While recent reporting by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform recognizes the importance of…

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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women Illinois Democrats Say Violence Against Women Act Must be Reauthorized Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, released the following statement supporting the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). “Twenty-four years ago, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece…

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Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

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Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women Beauty pageants are just that, about beauty. It doesn’t mean other people are ugly. It means that there are some who are more beautiful. The others only become ugly when we stigmatize the beautiful as being “obscene” and we start to implement politically correct ideas to make…

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Congressman Bost launches woman’s coalition at rally

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Congressman Bost launches woman’s coalition at rally

12th District Congressman Mike Bost To Launch Women’s Coalition Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost will join supporters in Belleville today for a campaign rally marking the launch of his campaign’s women for Bost coalition. Credentialed media is invited to attend. “As we prepare to launch our women’s coalition, I look forward to standing with…

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

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Woman legislators join in endorsing Marie Newman for Congress

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Woman legislators join in endorsing Marie Newman for Congress

Woman legislators join in endorsing Marie Newman for Congress Chicago’s Top Progressive Female Legislators Back Marie Newman for Congress. Newman Kicks Off the ‘Year of The Woman’ With Support from Chicago’s Powerhouse Female Legislators This week, nine of the top female legislators in the Chicago area joined together to endorse Marie Newman in her bid…

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Sandoval wins major woman’s endorsement for County Board

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Sandoval wins major woman’s endorsement for County Board

Sandoval wins major woman’s endorsement for County Board City, county and state-wide elected officials join forces to elect more women. City Clerk Anna Valencia, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer and State Senator Toi Hutchinson Endorse Slate of Women for Cook County Board including Angela Sandoval, Donna Miller, and Charise Williams. Heading into another powerful weekend of sisterhood…

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