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Mayor Emanuel Presents Balanced 2014 Budget Proposal To City Council

….No New Property, Gasoline or Sales Taxes for Third Year;  Continued Investments in Children and Neighborhoods     Mayor Rahm Emanuel today presented the proposed 2014 budget to the City Council, an $8.7 billion budget that, for the third consecutive year, balances the City’s finances without introducing new property, sales or gasoline taxes. In 2011, the City faced a projected ...

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Source: Chicago Police Department More than 200,000 Chicago students participated in the 10th Annual National Day of Concern About Young People and Gun Violence. The event is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the devastating effects gun violence has on families and communities. Due to the unfortunate prevalence of gun violence and violence in general as a ...

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Car Seat Safety (Child Passenger Safety)

   Source: Chicago Police Department   Motor vehicles crashes are the leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. Vehicle seat belts are designed for the comfort and protection of an adult-sized body. Child safety seats, when used and installed correctly, can prevent injury and often death. Unrestrained or improperly restrained children are more likely to be ...

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Chicago:Crime Prevention

Source: Chicago Police A significant component of the Department’s community policing strategy is crime prevention education. The Department’s Preventive Programs Section offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge. Residents, community organizations, businesses, and other community stakeholders should avail themselves of these valuable programs. Program Access to Person ...

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Topic of the week: Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a unique crime in that the offender often lives in the same home as the victim. Historically, domestic violence was considered a private family matter and police intervention often consisted of advising the abuser to “cool off” or to “take a walk.” Beginning in the 1970s, this attitude began to change and now domestic violence is ...

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Ghana National Council (GNC) Ready For 2013 Elections

Chicago: GNC Nov 3 2013: At their monthly meeting today, November 3 2013, the following were nominated as candidates for a 3 year term of office. They are: President: Mr.Paa Kwesi Sam (Okuapeman Fekuw),Mr. Ebenezer Nsiah (Ghana Chicago Club) and Mr.Joseph Henry Baffoe ( Fante Benevolent Society) Treasurer: Ms.Evelyn Mensah (Ashanteman Association) Sargeant-at-arm: Nana Kwame Frimpong (Ashanteman Association) As it ...

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Stand up to bigotry of ‘states’ rights’

BY JESSE JACKSON November 4, 2013 In 1980, after receiving the nomination of his party, Ronald Reagan kicked off his presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Miss., at the Neshoba County Fair. Neshoba County is not someplace you just drop into; you have to want to go there. It’s a small town remembered largely for being the site of the horrid 1964 ...

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Chicago Remembers the late Opanyin Jonas Kwabena Yirenkyi Bonsu

The late Opanyin Jonas Kwabena Yirenkyi Bonsu was one of the first generation Ghanaian immigrants in Chicago. He was a founding member of the Okuapeman Fekow, an Affiliate organization of the Ghana National Council. The late Jonas Bonsu after retiring went to settle in Ghana. Members of the Ghanaian Community here joined family and friends of the Bonsu family to ...

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