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García tiene grandes posibilidades de ganar la segunda vuelta

***This article was first published in In These Times. To read the original article go to Inthesetimes.com  To read the story in Spanish, scroll down.   Traducido por Monica Reynoso “Es como un globo con helio”, dijo Marcos Muñoz hace un par de semanas, hablando del alcalde de Chicago Rahm Emanuel. “Sigue elevándose, y no […]

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The great PetKoch battle of the Southeast Side

About two years ago, residents of Chicago’s Southeast Side saw piles of black dust in their neighborhood growing taller and taller. The piles, stored along the Calumet River, reached six stories high – 60 feet tall – and when the wind blew they would send clouds of black dust through residential streets. When local resident […]

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“Cook County is Hell” Lawsuit charges brutality, mayhem at jail

Curtis Lashawn Curry told federal judge Virginia Kendall how he was awoken at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2013 and taken to the medical dispensary in Cook County Jail. He had never before been called there at such an early hour, and the guards escorting him told some other men in the area to leave, […]

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Mental health dominates city budget discussion

*This article is courtesy of the Social Justice News Nexus where it first appeared. Ebola readiness was the marquee topic at the Department of Public Health hearing on the proposed Chicago budget at City Hall on October 28. But the topic that drew the most attention from Aldermen, and likely from those in attendance too, […]

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City Council holds hearing on mental health issues, clinic closures

Mental health care advocates talk about Chicago’s mental health crisis during council hearing. “When are we going to get our opportunity to tell our truth?” yelled Veronica Morris-Moore from the back of City Council chambers. “When are we going to be heard?” That’s the question members of the Mental Health Movement have been asking of […]

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S Street Rising: Crack, Asesinatos, Redención en D.C.

Scroll down to read the English version Traducido por Monica Reynoso ¿Cuáles son las implicaciones de justicia social de la guerra contra las drogas, del tráfico de drogas en las fronteras y en los barrios empobrecidos, los tipos o la falta de opciones de tratamiento para la drogadicción? El Social Justice News Nexus, un proyecto […]

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Veterans Wellbeing on Chicago’s Home Fronts

After 16 years in the military, Philip Chan said he had a relatively smooth transition back to civilian life. But he knows things are a lot more difficult for many young veterans including those in the South and West sides of Chicago. Chan believes the violence and lack of choices many young people face when […]