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Pope Francis
The day feels like spring - set against a winter that has seen churches open their doors to shelter clients. We arrive well in advance of our 4 p.m. appointment at Porta di Sant’Anna [Saint Anne’s gate]. We wait in a spartan ground floor room. A...

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Springfield Marches
Woman's March on Springfield draws 2,000 Wearing black T-shirts with pink bulls eyes, about 2,000 Illinois women marched on Springfield Tuesday, April 25, as legislators returned for the final weeks of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring sessi...

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CCH 'Doubled Up'
Four out of 5 (82%) of Chicago’s homeless population lives “doubled up:” with family or friends, according to a new study by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). The report was released April 20, the same day that the City of Chicago anno...

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Ready for Fests!
A. Allen My favorite festivals are the Chicago Blues, Gospel and Jazz Festivals that take place in the spring and summer months. All three festivals are outdoors and are open and relaxing. I appreciate the downtown locations that are easy to acce...

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Chicago Shares Op-Ed
While it’s technology that provides the tools for messaging, it’s on-the-street dialogue that provides the inspiration for content. This is the thinking behind Professor David Kamerer's Communications 320 Course offered at Loyola University’s Wate...