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Mentoring Fueled Success of Chicago Youth Job Program

Mentoring Fueled Success of Chicago Youth Job Program

CHICAGO (AP) — A summer jobs program that engaged mentors to help troubled kids stay on track is linked with a big reduction in youth arrests for violent crimes.  The results suggest that a low-cost public program can reap big benefits. But they also support arguments that employment alone cannot resolve poverty-related ills. Study author [...]
Convict Police Officer in Tamir Rice Shooting, Mom SaysCLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot by a Cleveland policeman says she wants him convicted for killing her son, who was carrying a pellet gun that police say looked real. Tamir Rice was fatally shot Nov. 22 when officers responded to a 911 call about someone with a gun at a [...]
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New Chicago Minimum Wage to Cover Domestic WorkersHundreds of thousands of low-wage earners in Chicago – as well as their community supporters – celebrated a historic win Tuesday as the City Council boosted hourly pay to $13 and voted to include domestic workers in the increase, grassroots organizations said. Following the vote, the Raise Chicago Coalition and their supporters sent a flurry [...]
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Chicago Residents to Leaders: Listen to the PeopleElection 2014 was just on Nov. 4, but working families, low-income individuals and grassroots activists in Chicago are not letting their ballots be the end of their democratic participation for the year. More than 800 people gathered on Nov. 11 to raise their collective voice so that political leaders will know, yet again, that neighborhood [...]
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A Fatal Shooting in Wis. Again Points to Race in AmericaMILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a Black man shot 14 times by a White police officer in a Milwaukee park marks the spot where he died with red spray paint before starting a rally and marching through city streets. “Shame on you. People of color are people, too,” protesters chant while carrying signs declaring, [...]
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Death of Black Man in St. Louis Sparks Call for U.S. ReviewST. LOUIS (AP) — A state senator and other Black leaders on Thursday called for the Justice Department to investigate the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by a White St. Louis police officer, an incident that some protesters are likening to the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. St. Louis Police Chief Sam [...]
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Wisconsin to Enforce Voter ID Law in NovemberCHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court [...]
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City of Ferguson Vows Change Following Brown’s DeathFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — City leaders in Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black 18-year-old by a White police officer sparked days of sometimes violent protests, say they will establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes to fix the city’s relationship with its residents. The Ferguson [...]
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Chicago Parents Stand Up for Loved Ones – Their KidsFamilies in Chicago’s public schools have experienced trying times recently. Last year, about 13,000 students were displaced after school officials closed nearly 50 campuses and cut tens of millions of dollars in the face of a budget deficit. Last month, officials announced that the jobs of more than 1,100 employees of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) [...]
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