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Progressive Illinois congressional candidates Robert Eammons and Marie Newman discuss racism and gun violence in the first and third districts

Dozens gathered in the Beverly Arts Center on Oct. 26 for a panel discussion called “Dismantling Hate,” moderated by progressive Democrats running in Illinois’ upcoming congressional elections, Robert Eammons and Marie Newman.

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Chicagoans showcase backyard chickens amid issues with proposed livestock ordinance

Back in September, Chicagoans across the city opened their yards to visitors for the 2019 Windy City Coop and Eco-yard Tour. Residents from 17 of Chicago’s 50 wards showcased their chicken coops, livestock, backyard gardens and highlighted the importance of urban agriculture in the two-day event.

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Joint environmental proposal could see creation of commercial kitchen, food cart storage in Little Village

a new initiative by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and Delta Institute could see a Chicago Fire Station transformed into a commercial kitchen that would benefit both street vendors and the community. 

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Column: Freshman congresswomen reopen debate about religion’s role in politics

Within mainstream American culture exists a polarized spectrum where religion is painted as either an oppressive barrier to freedom or as an emancipatory path to ultimate salvation. As a result- those trying to exist in the gray zone between holding progressive beliefs and maintaining theist values are held at a public moral standstill.

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Youth Discuss Ways to Address Gun Violence

Chicago residents from different communities came together to discuss gun violence, understand how it impacts their communities, and become engaged in changing their neighborhood for the all-day event “Making Our World Safer: The Global Impact of Firearms on Local Communities” held on Friday, Sept 13 at the Chicago Scholar Foundation

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How the return of the Department of Environment could benefit South Side Neighborhoods

An analysis published by the The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests that Chicago’s West and South Side neighborhoods have been impacted the most by environmental hazards. The return of the Department of Environment could remedy those effects; however, it is still unclear how its return will benefit communities of color. 

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Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk Raises Awareness, Funds for Suicide Prevention

Thousands gathered at Montrose Harbour at 11am on Sept 21 to participate in the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland’s Walk, joining a nationwide movement organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that seek to promote awareness and raise funds for suicide prevention.

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