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Illinois State Representative honored for passing law which allows nuns to visit detained immigrants

State Representative Daniel J. Burke (D-Chicago) was honored for passing legislation in Springfield allowing nuns and other members of religious communities to visit county prisons statewide to counsel the undocumented. The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI), an advocacy group founded by two Mercy nuns, bestowed the Political Courage Award on State Representative Burke at […]

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Charges against outreach workers dropped

Charges against two young Latino men who were arrested in late March while canvassing the Garfield Ridge neighborhood were dropped this afternoon in Cook County Criminal Court. Felipe Hernandez and Kevin Tapia, two outreach workers with the Grassroots Collaborative, were door knocking the South Side community to inform residents of the approaching Affordable Care Act […]