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Friends honor disabled brother's legacy
Feb. 6, 2015
Adam Ballard and Scott Nance are friends and fellow activists who met while “scouting a hit” for a disability rights protest.
Chemo strengthens child’s resolve
Jan. 30, 2015
A few years ago, Ann Adams and her husband found themselves in the middle of every parent’s nightmare: Their young daughter was born with a disease that causes brain tumors and had the potential to blind her in one eye, if left untreated.
Ad exec advised clients in wake of civil rights movement
Jan. 23, 2015
Ron Sampson started his career at the same time as the Civil Rights Movement and became a conduit for executives to learn what black folks were about.
Transgender teenager named Prom Queen
Jan. 16, 2015
Reyna Ortiz always knew she was a girl. She lived as a girl in the late 1990s in high school, while earning the respect of her classmates and teachers.
Evanston man hit by truck, finds himself at fault
Jan. 9, 2015
Andrew Kerr recalls the sheer terror of being hit in the face by a moving truck.
Improviser finds purpose in police crisis trainings
Dec. 19, 2014
The Chicago Police Department has the largest crisis intervention training program in the country and Clark Weber plays an important part in it.
Bilingual pre-school teacher describes the state of education
Dec. 18, 2014
Iveth Romano is a mom, a pre-school teacher and also takes classes at the City Colleges of Chicago.
Mom dies, dad’s absent. Boy turns to family friend.
Nov. 17, 2014
Shirley Paulson plucked Matt Fitsimmons out of a tough spot when he was a teenager. Ever since, he’s been a part of her family.
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