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CPS Encourages Parents and Community Members to Run for Local School Councils

CPS Encourages Parents and Community Members to Run for Local School Councils

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is encouraging those interested in joining a Local School Council (LSC) to run for LSC elections occurring on April 13th and 14th. LSCs are the primary… Read more »

Merit School of Music to Play Hours of Live Music

Merit School of Music to Play Hours of Live Music

More than 300 top students from Merit School of Music’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory will play on…and on…and on at Performathon, a free, 12-hour marathon fundraiser, Friday, February 26… Read more »

New Duckworth Bill Would Protect Working Students, Help Make College More Affordable

New Duckworth Bill Would Protect Working Students, Help Make College More Affordable

Seeking to curb the rising cost of higher education and limit the burden student loans place on young Americans, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) introduced legislation to protect working students from… Read more »

High School Students Make Large Donation to Homeless Shelter

High School Students Make Large Donation to Homeless Shelter

More than 600 female students from 120 Chicago-area high schools came together at one site on Sunday to help make a difference in the lives of others. In three hours,… Read more »

Suicide Prevention Organization Partners with H.S. Coaches Organization

Suicide Prevention Organization Partners with H.S. Coaches Organization

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a national leader in youth suicide awareness and prevention programs, is joining with the National Organization of Coaches Association Directors (NOCAD) for an affiliation targeted… Read more »

The New Promised Land for Puerto Ricans

The New Promised Land for Puerto Ricans

by Daniel Nardini With the economic crisis in Puerto Rico, a growing number of Puerto Ricans have had to move from the island to somewhere with a better economic outlook…. Read more »

The Double Standard on Communist War Criminals

The Double Standard on Communist War Criminals

by Daniel Nardini If the name Bela Biszku is not familiar, it is because information about his trial and crimes were not widely reported outside of Hungary. Biszku was the… Read more »

Citywide campaign transmits love and shows the sexier side of HIV prevention

Citywide campaign transmits love and shows the sexier side of HIV prevention

On February 1st, the Chicago PrEP Working Group (CPWG) launched PrEP4Love, a citywide, sex-positive media campaign designed to increase awareness of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a daily HIV prevention pill for… Read more »

Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole

Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole

Ingredients 1 medium yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds Kosher salt 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cooking spray Twelve 6-inch corn tortillas 4 scallions, sliced 1… Read more »

Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts

By: Ashmar Mandou According to the American Heart Association, nearly 40,000 children across the U.S. are born with a congenital heart defect, a portion of the heart that faces structural… Read more »