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Burge trial exposes police torture and racism

CHICAGO — While the circus trial of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich has garnered the headlines, another more important trial is underway.

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Austin Is Doing Something about AIDS

Chicago community comes together to create cultural, educational movement on AIDS awareness.

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Frank Lumpkin always brings a crowd

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of family members, co-workers, friends and comrades paid tribute to Frank Lumpkin, lifelong fighter for workers' rights, equality and socialism, on April 24.

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What’s gone wrong, America?” ask jobless

It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."

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Undocumented and unafraid, youth rally for immigration reform

Hundreds of students rallied here at the Federal Plaza Wednesday in a "National Coming Out of the Shadows Day" for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Chicago students walkout to protest sports cuts

Hundreds of high school students walked out of classes across the city March 10 to protest elimination of junior varsity sports programs.

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Frank Lumpkin, “Saint of Chicago,” dies at 93

Frank Lumpkin, the "Saint of Chicago" and life long fighter for worker rights, full equality and socialism, passed away March 1 at the age of 93.

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After 23 years in jail, alleged torture victim is freed

CHICAGO, Ill. - After living behind bars for more than 23 years for a crime he did not commit, Michael Tillman was finally freed Jan. 14 here.

Aid urgently needed to stem Cook County health care crisis

Stroger Hospital, is the largest public hospital in Cook County and one of the largest in the country. If there is a place where the nation's horrific health care crisis can be seen this is it.

Rally urges city to keep mental health clinics open

CHICAGO – After dozens of mental health patients and community activists led a rally here, August 27, at City Hall to keep five public mental health clinics open, a top city health official said it has no plans of closing any of the 12 centers.

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