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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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Unemployed rally in Chicago after elections

 The Chicago Unemployed Workers Council, a project of Chicago Jobs with Justice, staged a jobs demonstration last Friday to coincide with the release of unemployed figures for October.

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Hip-hop's Rhymefest to run for Chicago city council

CHICAGO - Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a 33-year-old Hip-hop artist and third generation resident of the southside's Woodlawn neighborhood, announced Oct. 22, that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward.

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Cook County sheriff refuses to foreclose as housing crisis deepens

In a dramatic expression of public anger at the growing foreclosure crisis Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart yesterday refused to enforce foreclosures issued by big banks.

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Chicago's Latino community finds online hub

City Vida was inspired by the idea that there wasn't one website out there that provided a combined effort of local entertainment for the Latino community.

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After Mayor Daley: activists look for coalition builder

Longtime Chicago independent political and labor activists weigh in on the recent announcement that Mayor Richard M. Daley will not seek his seventh term next year.

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Disabled student sues Special Olympics for right to compete

Jenny Youngwith, a disabled student, wants to play basketball. She has been doing this safely for years, but a decision made by "someone" is keeping the special needs student from hitting the court.

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Pass Chicago's clean power ordinance, residents say

CHICAGO - There are two major coal-fired power plants here. One of them is Fisk Generating Station located in the Pilsen community and the other is the Crawford Generating Station located in the Little Village neighborhood.

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Chicago activists renew call for independent, progressive politics

On Chicago's southwest side, a renewed call for independent and progressive politics takes hold, and a new teachers' union president challenges school closing policy.

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Lollapalooza music festival sparks controversy

CHICAGO - Some here call it the Wal-Mart of music festivals, others term it Monopolooza - either way, the three-day music fest expected to rock the city Aug. 6-8 comes with controversy.

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