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PETA urges Publican to serve fake meat
Jan. 18, 2014
The recent skirmish between PETA and Chicago's Publican took a new turn Friday.
A snow-shoveling death hits close to home
Jan. 15, 2014
Víctor Medina, 48, collapsed January 5 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Global Activism: Manos Unidas helps deaf children in Nicaragua
Jan. 9, 2014
Manos Unidas provides access to sign language education and learning resources to the deaf community in Nicaragua. Dr. Marie Coppola, founder and co-chair of Manos Unidas, updates us on what’s new with her organization.
South Shore residents hope new store can boost neighborhood
Jan. 2, 2014
Residents in Chicago’s South Shore are mobilizing to bring in a new grocery store.
Food stamp dollars help families buy healthy food
Dec. 31, 2013
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin experienced a 79 percent increase in the number of farmers markets accepting SNAP.
Officials move to crack down on petcoke
Dec. 19, 2013
Attorney General Madigan and Chicago Mayor Emanuel unveiled a legal settlement and new regulations Thursday to clean up facilities that store a crude oil byproduct on the city’s Southeast Side.
Shocking drop in services for mentally ill children
Dec. 17, 2013
In 2006, 124 Illinois youths were approved for an Individual Care Grant. In 2013, only 11 were approved statewide. That’s the lowest in the history of the program.
More parents give up custody to get kids mental health care
Dec. 14, 2013
When parents cannot get a child psychiatric care, they sometimes relinquish custody to get the child state services. It is call a psychiatric lockout, and in Illinois they've doubled in just two years
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