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Opportunity Is Knocking for Community to Become “Community”

Opportunity Is Knocking for Community to Become “Community”

My belief as a Christian (Catholic) pastor is that opportunity is always presenting itself. No matter what difficult things life throws at us, I believe God always presents a way for us to follow to lead us to new opportunities to pursue and realize our dreams. We can either participate or we can get bogged […]

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act Importance 

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act Importance 

John E. Moss is known as the godfather of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Moss was born in 1915 in Hiawatha, Utah and moved to Sacramento, California in 1923 with his family. He joined the navy and then later became an appliance salesman. Even though Moss grew up during the great depression and was dirt poor, he […]

Paul Manafort Jury Asks Definition of Reasonable Doubt

Paul Manafort Jury Asks Definition of Reasonable Doubt

Virginia jurors were deliberating for the second day when President Donald J. Trump decided to weigh in on the trial. On Aug. 17, 2018, he called the trial of Paul Manafort “very sad” and said that the defendant was a “very good person.” Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is on trial for bank and tax […]

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

In Chicago’s North Lawndale community, St. Agatha’s Church has stood the test of time. For the last 125 years, it has been a beacon of the neighborhood, acting as its strength and even its spiritual foundation. Over the years, St. Agatha’s has grown and evolved in such a way that it is not just a […]

Inequalities of Poverty Smother Communities in Chicago

Inequalities of Poverty Smother Communities in Chicago

Poverty is one of today’s most prominent issue the world’s citizens suffer. Theoretically, those living in Chicago and other booming U.S. cities have more opportunities than those residing in isolated areas. However, this is not the case for many people. Many Chicagoans are unable to thrive because their communities do not offer enough chances for success. More damaging […]

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