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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Chicago mobilizes to take in 1,000 Central American child migrants

The Chicago municipal government has begun working with humanitarian organizations to outfit shelters in the Windy City where 1,000 Central American child migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border unaccompanied will be housed and cared for. Aides ... [Published Individual.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Non-partisan immigrant voter registration campaign launches>

CHICAGO (WLS) --A push to get out the vote united both Democrats and Republicans Saturday afternoon.Governor Pat Quinn, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Congressman Luis Gutierrez were among the officials who joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant ... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Kudos to Durbin, Manar on Highway Trust Fund

I write to sincerely thank two local lawmakers who understand what is at stake this summer in the debate over highway funding in Washington. It may not be getting our clear attention, but it should. The federal Highway Trust Fund would have run out of ... [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Illegal immigrant license logjam, schemes uncovered by I-Team>

CHICAGO (WLS) --The I-Team investigated the newly-implemented law allowing undocumented immigrants in Illinois to get a driver's license. The issue is many who qualify for the license cannot get it.Authorities say at least 250,000 illegal immigrants are ... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Voice of the Reader: Transportation vital to region

To the Editor:The Southern deserves our appreciation for its thoughtful look at transportation infrastructure in Southern Illinois, both with its detailed reporting and its editorial supporting a comprehensive approach to the issue.The Transportation ... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Domestic violence victims can seek advice from 'Virtual Legal Clinic'

Victims in Vermilion County will soon be able to get free advice from Chicago lawyersDANVILLE — A program to help domestic violence victims get limited legal advice is about to open in Vermilion County.Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon helped introduce the program ... [Published News Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

It's lunch time!

The free summer lunch program in Spring Valley is still thriving and still available to all area children — toddlers to 17 years old. On average, the program draws about 46 area children and teens each day. The Spring Valley program is provided by the ... [Published Bureau County Republican - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

New rules in Campton Hills aim to preserve dark skies

CAMPTON HILLS – New rules are in place to help preserve Campton Hills' dark skies .The Village Board in May approved the responsible outdoor lighting ordinance for new construction. It was written with the goal of preserving and enhancing the ability ... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Lunch program targets childhood hunger in summer months

By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSARHerald-Whig Staff WriterCARTHAGE, Ill. -- Eight-year-old Shooter Griffith walked into the Illini West High School cafeteria just about lunchtime with a familiar question."Is it ready yet?" Shooter asked.Dee Dixon, the cook for Carthage's ... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Domestic violence outreach program to expand by way of $100,000 grant

CHICAGO-- A $100,000 grant will help expand a program for victims of domestic violence in Illinois.Verizon is giving the money to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Virtual Legal Clinic, which provides free online legal consultation for ... [Published WSOY AM - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 3 reports

Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Immigrant Families Urge President Obama: Do Everything in Your Power to Keep Families Together (7/8/14)

CHICAGO, July 8 -- The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights issued the following news release: last week announced that he would take administrative action to help stem the deportation crisis in the continued absence of Congressional a ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Gun Violence Report Recommends Stricter Laws

, 10:57 PM CDTILLINOIS -- In the past year, 109 firearms have been reported stolen in Springfield and Springfield police have recovered fewer than one-fourth of those. The stolen pistols are presumably in the hands of criminals.Now, an Illinois congresswoman ... [Published My Fox Illinois - Jul 02 2014]

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...of our nation and our city are tested and how we treat children in danger is one of those tests,” said Congressman Luis V Gutiérrez (D-IL). "I am proud to see Chicago lead by example on welcoming migrant children and working with them as their cases are resolved. The Mayor has a lot of experienced community organizations and leaders to work with who can provide these children with the support and protection they need.”"
...director, Lawrence Benito, said that Chicago has a network of attorneys, volunteers, leaders, service providers and community organizations who are "ready and willing to help children who are simply trying to save their own lives." EFE jm/bp
...important that all of our immigrants who are coming to Illinois who have a chance to register to vote, now is the time to do it!" said Gov. Quinn. "Every single vote counts. You will make a difference, but if you don't register to vote, what are you?"
"Maybe in a week I try 10 times. I call, nobody picks up the phone" said Campos, an undocumented immigrant

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Mayor Emanuel Makes Preparations to Welcome Una... [Published City of Chicago - 5 hours ago]
Data Visualization Challenge lets students port... [Published University of Chicago - 7 hours ago]
Chicago mobilizes to take in 1,000 Central Amer... [Published Individual.com - 9 hours ago]
Non-partisan immigrant voter registration campa... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 26 2014]
Letter: Kudos to Durbin, Manar on Highway Trust... [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 23 2014]
Illegal immigrant license logjam, schemes uncov... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 23 2014]
Voice of the Reader: Transportation vital to re... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Jul 21 2014]
Domestic violence victims can seek advice from ... [Published News Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
It's lunch time! [Published Bureau County Republican - Jul 16 2014]
Lunch program targets childhood hunger in summe... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Jul 15 2014]
New rules in Campton Hills aim to preserve dark... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 15 2014]
Brown: From Irish dairy farm to immigration ref... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 12 2014]
Domestic violence outreach program to expand by... [Published WSOY AM - Jul 10 2014]
Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Immigrant Famili... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 09 2014]
Rep. Luis Gutierrez calls on Obama to stop depo... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 08 2014]
Congressman Luis Gutierrez Joins Community to U... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 08 2014]
Trouble down the road for Southern Illinois' hi... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Jul 06 2014]
Gun Violence Report Recommends Stricter Laws [Published My Fox Illinois - Jul 02 2014]
Three local young people are paying it forward [Published Alton Telegraph - Jul 01 2014]
Rep. Robin Kelly joined by common sense gun adv... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 30 2014]
Good turnout for nutritious summer lunches (1) [Published Harrisburg Daily Register - Jun 30 2014]
Supportive Housing Development opens in Herrin [Published Southern Illinoisan - Jun 27 2014]
Mihalopoulos: Emanuel switch on immigration — e... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Jun 25 2014]
Million Hoodie marches demand justice [Published International Action Center - Jun 24 2014]
Grant directing feature drama for Two 9 Product... [Published ReelChicago - Jun 23 2014]
Free lunch offered in Carrier Mills, Shawneetow... [Published Harrisburg Daily Register - Jun 21 2014]
Deliverance Temple offers lunches for children [Published Alton Telegraph - Jun 19 2014]
Chicago Public School Performance Test Asked St... [Published Think Progress - May 29 2014]
How Influential Immigrant Rights Group Used Pol... [Published Firedoglake - May 05 2014]
Group proposes higher gas tax to improve roads [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 01 2014]
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Chicago Public School Performance Test Asked St... [Published Think Progress - May 29 2014]
<img src="http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/aint-got-no-time-for-deportation-e1398343498438-638x390.jpg" alt="Two student activists from nearby Georgetown University at the April 5th rally outside the White House, hold signs that read, ...
How Influential Immigrant Rights Group Used Pol... [Published Firedoglake - May 05 2014]
Jose “Ze” Garcia (middle right), who was later arrested, is confronted by SEIU marshal and ICIRR marshal. “What’s your point?” SEIU marshal asks. On May Day, a coalition of immigrant rights groups in Illinois called for a massive mobilization to ...
Raise Illinois Coalition Applauds Governor Quin... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Mar 13 2014]
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn invited actor Martin Sheen to hold a press event today with the Raise Illinois coalition at Saint Pius church in Chicago to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Sheen, ...
Low-Wage Workers Elated After Governor Quinn Ca... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jan 29 2014]
Raise Illinois Coalition Issues Statement After Governor Calls for Swift Action to Solve Income Inequality CrisisSPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Quinn called on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage in Illinois ...
Critics call Mayor Rahm’s plans to light up Chi... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jan 27 2014]
Shutterstock Not bright enough for the mayor. Chicago has some of the most famous architecture in the world. But the intricacies of its imposing towers shine best when the sun is shining. So Mayor Rahm Emanuel has an idea: lights. Lots and lots of ...
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