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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 12:00 am

Two churches respond to homeless group’s SOS

Untitled Document Homeless United for Change this week announced that two downtown churches will provide temporary shelter whenever the weather turns nasty this mont
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:00 am

Advocates plan for next week’s closing of Springfield’s emergency shelter

Untitled Document As the Springfield Overflow Shelter’s final day in operation for the 2007-08 season draws near, it appears that a local homeless advocacy gro
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:00 am

An Illinois author discusses his experiences in JFK’s White House as the first black Secret Service agent

Untitled Document In April 1961, John F. Kennedy came to Chicago to pay tribute to Mayor Richard Daley, who just a few months earlier had delivered Illinois to the Democrat in th
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:00 am

Maj. Tammy Duckworth dishes on war’s future cost

Untitled Document As of this week, five years have passed since the U.S. launched the war on Iraq. Although analysts disagree on a precise figure, the total c
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:00 am

Illinois is safe from microscopic people-eating robot ninjas — for now

Untitled Document Anyone who’s shattered a pricey cell phone on the sidewalk, gagged on the smell of a roommate’s stinky sweat socks, or endured a serious
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:00 am

Will there be a candidate controversy in Chicago?

Untitled Document The Democratic Party may not be the only party facing a contentious nominating convention this summer. Battle lines are being drawn for a possible showdown betw
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Everybody agrees, MacArthur Boulevard has seen better days. What will it take to turn things around?

Untitled Document The middle-school kids who trudge past the immense beige structure on South MacArthur Boulevard twice a day aren’t old enough to remem
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Providers say mental-health services can expand without costing state

Untitled Document What’s the difference between a person with a mental illness and one with diabetes or a broken limb? Groups that specialize in providing mental-health ser
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Legislature reconsiders mandatory-reporting laws for students with HIV/AIDS

Untitled Document It’s difficult enough these days to get through high school without having your peers and teachers slap a label on you: Prep. Goth. Emo. Nerd. Jock. But &
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Skokie Dem wants kids to vote. God help us.

Untitled Document Even though 17-year-old citizens are allowed to drive, get jobs at the local cineplex, and serve in the armed forces, anybody familiar with kids of


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