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Watkins attempts fourth bid at political office

Seeking to unseat Annazette Collins as state senator of West Side’s 5th District by La Risa Lynch A long shot best described Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins when she ran for mayor last year. But this time…


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Crane High School has own plan for improvement

by La Risa Lynch Emotions ran high at a public hearing held January 20th by Chicago Public Schools regarding the proposed closure of Crane High School on the city’s Near West Side. The inclement weather…


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Minority firm buys Moo & Oink brand

Store’s piecemeal sale bittersweet for employees By La Risa Lynch Moo & Oink, the shuttered retail meat company, will live on in name only as a minority owned company acquired the former store’s brand and…




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Chatham Pancake House re-opening?

CAPCC’s President Keith Tate says former owner in discussions to reopen restaurant by La Risa Lynch The Chatham Pancake House or any other Chatham location will not be home to a proposed pawnshop. Members attending…


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Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Day?

Native Americans: ‘We’re not against Italians, just Columbus, the terrorist’ By Chinta Strausberg A day before the traditional Columbus Day parade, nearly 100 Native Americans wearing traditional regalia Sunday, Oct. 9th, held a rally at…


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Pawnshop a no go for Chatham for now

Residents reject pancake house proposal, physician but EZPAWN still looking for other locations By La Risa Lynch Chatham residents handedly rejected a proposal by a national pawnshop chain to open in the shuttered Chatham Pancake…


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Judge rules Daley can be sued

Former Chicago mayor has Sept. 8 deposition in police torture suit This article originally appeared in the Final Call Newspapers By La Risa R. Lynch Retired Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s luck seemingly has run…


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Top ten health concerns for kids

Drug abuse and obesity seen as top child health problems ANN ARBOR, Mich., PRNewswire-USNewswire — Adults rate drug abuse and childhood obesity as the top health concerns for kids in their communities, according to the…