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by Aricka Flowers
Mon Feb 29

A Flurry Of Endorsements Come Down Monday As IL Primary Approaches & Early Voting Begins

A flurry of endorsements came down Monday as early voting began in Illinois and the candidates gear up for the March 15 primary.

Here's a rundown of some of the most recent endorsements that were announced in the races for the 8th and 10th congressional districts, 7th and 26th state House seats, and the controversial Cook County State's Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk posts.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Sep 29, 2015

High Unemployment Rate Maintains Grasp On Illinois African-American Communities, New Census Data Shows

Progress Illinois looks at how African Americans in Illinois fared last year in terms of unemployment rates, based on the latest American Community Survey numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Wed Apr 11, 2012

Harvey Residents, Advocates Take Vacant Property Debris To City Hall

Housing advocates took to the streets in the south suburban city of Harvey Monday afternoon to protest against what they claim have been the various problems that have developed as a result of the growing number of abandoned homes seen throughout their community over the past several years.

More than 20 demonstrators, which included residents and community activists led by the group Harvey Residents Organized for Change, gathered outside of the town's City Hall prior to the start of that night’s city council meeting to present Mayor Eric Kellogg and city council members with debris the group collected from three abandoned homes located on a block the group said had as many as 11 vacant houses.