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When acts of violence that happen in urban areas are discussed, one can’t help but to feel frustrated and stuck as to how these incidents can ultimately be stopped or at the least be minimized. Chicago, specifically the South Side of the city, is a war zone. Every weekend a morbid count of the lives lost…

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Don’t say I didn’t’ warn you. Before last November’s gubernatorial election, I wrote a piece that questioned whether big business principles translated into effective governance for everyday people.  Judging from Bruce Rauner’s first budget proposal, the answer is a resounding no. Now, we clearly understand that Rauner fully expects to get pushback about the draconian…

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