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90 Years of Voting…Time to get Running

90 Years of Voting…Time to get Running

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

90 years and one week. That is how long women in the USA have had a constitutional right to vote in elections AND have them counted. Yes, in some parts of our fair country, women were allowed to vote, but they didn’t count. And for women of color, especially African American women, the right to […]

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Back to School…Hold the taxes

Back to School…Hold the taxes

| August 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

It’s August people. Let’s get real. It’s Back to School time. This Back to School season is a little bit different than the ones in the past though. First off, I’m also going back to school. I’m starting a PhD program at UIC. I’m doing it part-time, very part-time to start in fact. So as […]

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Just imagine the General Assembly is your kid puking

Just imagine the General Assembly is your kid puking

| May 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Come on parents, admit it. Before you had a child, the mere thought of having to deal with puke made you throw up a little in your mouth. But once that kid tells you, “Mom…Dad….” and BAM! There’s puke in your back seat, on the side of the toilet or even on the giant stuffed […]

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The Local is Political

The Local is Political

| April 6, 2010 | 8 Comments

This Saturday a grand experiment in democracy will occur in the 49th Ward of Chicago. Alderman Joe Moore is asking for residents to tell him how to spend $1.3 million. Yup, that’s how much money each alderman gets to spend on capital projects each year at their discretion. Residents in [the 49th] ward have met […]

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Run, Chicago, Run!

Run, Chicago, Run!

| March 10, 2010 | 7 Comments

We’re almost there…It took a month before ballots were counted and Bill Brady was declared the winner on the Republican side of the gubernatorial ballot. Now for the Democrats to chose a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Did you know that they are accepting applications for this position? Yes, they are! Of course we have no […]

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The Politics of Violence Against Women

The Politics of Violence Against Women

| February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

I planned to do a wrap-up of last week’s Illinois primary but we still don’t know who will represent the Republicans in the Governor’s race and we still don’t know who or how the Democrats will replace Scott Lee Cohen. Ah, Scott…You were a candidate for less than a week, but will live on for […]

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Shawn Johnson host a Chicago Family Event and win a Flip Camcorder

Shawn Johnson host a Chicago Family Event and win a Flip Camcorder

| June 6, 2009 | 5 Comments

“The Olympic spirit is alive in Chicago” as Michael Jordan said on the Chicago2016 promo video and so we couldn’t be more excited that Gymnastic Olympian and Dancing with the Stars winner Shawn Johnson will be hosting a family event here in Chicago. Kraft Brand’s Lunchables with Shawn Johnson launch the Lunch Your Tummy Right […]

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