The annual march, started by the Catholic Church, marks the Pro-Life battle against Roe v. Wade, which struck down the nation’s anti-abortion laws.
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Park District Supt. Michael Kelly called the report “incendiary.” Friends of the Parks says it found inequities in programming and capital investment.
New Year’s Day is the 156th anniversary of the date in 1863 on which the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln took effect.
Jaridian Lee, 19, grew up in a family grounded in the streets, joining a gang at an early age. At 13, Lee became caregiver for his mother.
Isaac House, 18, was born to a drug-addicted mother who lost 6 of her children to the child welfare system: four older sons, then House and his twin.
Carl Velez, 21, lost his father, then his mother as a kid, spiraling into street life before a mentor at the center helped him process his grief.
“This is like a safe house, a place to relax, get exercise. But the main reason is so you won’t be outside and get caught up,” says 1 teen of the site
“In districts that have majority students of color, why shouldn’t they see people that represent them?” asked one mentor in City Colleges’ program.
Friends of the Parks charges the district funnels more resources to parks in white communities of means than in parks in poor black and Latino areas.
The elder statesman of Chicago’s black community will be honored Saturday at the University of Chicago and Sunday at the South Shore Cultural Center.
St. Ita Catholic Church, at 5500 N Broadway, and St. Thomas of Canterbury, at 4827 N Kenmore Ave., could likely become one parish, effective May 31.
Holy Trinity High School program offers Latino youth four years of tuition plus mentoring to help them reach their peak potential in school and life.
Whether it’s bow ties or shoes, Illinois fashion designers are putting the state on the style map, sometimes using cutting-edge technology.
The archdiocese also announced that one church will shut by 2020 but final decisions regarding at least three more churches will come in January.
Announcement of 2 South Side churches merging comes on the eve of expected action on eight parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown.