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Constitutional amendment may put redistricting authority in the hands of independent commission

Latinos could be underrepresented in proposed independent commission to draw legislative districts A constitutional amendment establishing an independent commission to draw legislative districts may be on the ballot in November. What would the proposed change mean for Latino communities? The issue emerged this month when an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education […]

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Trauma center deserts: An ongoing concern for South Side residents

The lack of trauma centers in Chicago’s South Side has created major concerns among residents and some elected officials. On Wednesday Nov. 20, State Sen. Mattie Hunter called a hearing to address the lack of level 1-trauma facilities in the city’s most underserved areas. Chicago has six trauma centers scattered across the area but none […]

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Ex-offenders Re-learn How to Make a Living

Job readiness program offers a second chance through hands on experiences  Ex offenders face significant challenges when re-entering society, but with assistance from Chicago job readiness programs, these men and women are able to transition back to life on the outside.  Two years ago, Reginald Holloway, 37, was arrested for possession of heroin and spent […]