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  • A Bronzeville woman and organ donation advocate is preaching exercise after dropping 130 pounds.
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  • 2 Dems vie for Hultgrens 14th Dist. seat
  • Democrats Dennis Anderson and John Hosta are vying for the chance to unseat Republican Randy Hultgren in the 14th Congressional District and while they agree on priorities strategy is a major sticking point.
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  • One-on-one opera lessons for CPS students
  • Some aspiring young singers are getting a feel for the big stage. The CPS students are getting a rare opportunity to learn from professional singers who are starring in a long-running show this weekend.
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  • Me You and Her raises money for Chicago food banks
  • A trio of young singers is doing its part to spread holiday cheer -- all while helping to feed the hungry. The group, called Me You & Her, uses music to raise money for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
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  • LUV Institute helps young ex-offenders on right path
  • At the LUV Institute, a local entrepreneurial program aims to deliver some holiday cheer while helping to set some young ex-offenders on the right path.
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  • Remembering Nelson Mandelas 1993 Chicago trip
  • Nelson Mandela declared his most recent trip to Chicago in 1993 as an 'immense success.'
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  • Food banks essential for suburban families in need
  • At no other time is the need to feed the hungry more visible than during the holidays, but food providers stress that many of our neighbors have trouble putting food on the table all year long, a situation that's becoming increasingly more common in the suburbs.
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  • Food banks essential for suburban families in need
  • At no other time is the need to feed the hungry more visible than during the holidays, but food providers stress that many of our neighbors have trouble putting food on the table all year long, a situation that's becoming increasingly more common in the suburbs.
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  • Charity site turning tickets into donations
  • You could help generate much-needed cash for your favorite charity, just by going to a concert or a sporting event. You could even help by seeing a Broadway play, but it depends on where you make your purchase.
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  • Project to house homeless female vets
  • A shuttered housing development in the far south suburban Ford Heights may soon become the Smith Residences Veterans Village in Ford Heights, a source of hope for local veterans, thanks to Doll Smith project.
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  • Project to house homeless female vets
  • A shuttered housing development in the far south suburban Ford Heights may soon become the Smith Residences Veterans Village in Ford Heights, a source of hope for local veterans, thanks to Doll Smith project.
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  • Snowball a drug-free weekend retreat
  • Some suburban high school students are getting some intense lessons to help them "just say no." It's an experience a Naperville non-profit hopes will have a snowball effect.
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  • Urban Initiatives working to stop the violence
  • A local non-profit called Urban Initiatives is working intensely in Back of the Yards neighborhood to be a part of the solution and help stop the violence.
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  • Urban Initiatives working to stop the violence
  • A local non-profit called Urban Initiatives is working intensely in Back of the Yards neighborhood to be a part of the solution and help stop the violence.
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  • Hard work, high expectations common at Sue
  • The Sue Duncan Children's Center is where United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got his first teaching job. It is also the place where his mother set out to make a difference more than 50 years ago.
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  • Pediatrician working to fight obesity in youths
  • Dr. Alejandro Clavier joined Esperanza Health Centers as medical director five years ago and says working in the neighborhood has given him a new perspective on community needs.
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  • Robertson Center honors church bombing victims
  • The Carole Robertson Center for Learning on the city's West Side is the only institution in the country that honors the four little girls killed in 1963 when the Ku Klux Klan bombed a Birmingham church.
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  • Robertson Center honors church bombing victims
  • The Carole Robertson Center for Learning on the city's West Side is the only institution in the country that honors the four little girls killed in 1963 when the Ku Klux Klan bombed a Birmingham church.
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  • Teen terror suspect in court on FBI murder attempt
  • Murder-for-hire charges have been filed against 19-year-old Adel Daoud, the suburban teenager already in jail waiting to be tried on terrorism charges.
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  • Teen terror suspect in court on FBI murder attempt
  • Adel Daoud, a suburban Chicago teenager already facing terrorism charges in what prosecutors describe as an attempt to bomb a downtown bar will be arraigned on new charges after authorities say he tried to have an undercover FBI agent killed.
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  • KLEO Center steering youth to safe, clean driving
  • The K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center in Englewood was created to honor the life of a young woman who died due to gun violence. The center focuses much of its efforts on trying to curb the killings, but they are now adding a new message to young people to help save lives.
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  • KLEO Center steering youth to safe, clean driving
  • The K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center in Englewood was created to honor the life of a young woman who died due to gun violence. The center focuses much of its efforts on trying to curb the killings, but they are now adding a new message to young people to help save lives.
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  • Spirit of Giving: Giving Mobile Pack
  • A group of neighbors in the southwest suburbs are working together to feed hungry children around the world.
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  • Spirit of Giving: Former inmates get a Second Chance at coffee company
  • Pete Leonard connects former inmates with a job through Second Chance Coffee Company in Wheaton
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  • Website showcases community health resources
  • Some South Side residents are getting a new website dedicated solely to showcasing the resources in their community and it's all with the goal of improving their health.
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  • Some South Side residents are getting a new website dedicated solely to showcasing the resources in their community and its all with the goal of improving their health.
  • Some South Side residents are getting a new website dedicated solely to showcasing the resources in their community and it's all with the goal of improving their health.
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  • Zealous Good matches donors with non-profits in need
  • It's almost like online dating. Only here the couples being matched are generous donors and non-profit organizations that need some help. Zealous Good is the brainchild of a former engineer.
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  • Zealous Good matches donors with non-profits in need
  • It's almost like online dating. Only here the couples being matched are generous donors and non-profit organizations that need some help. Zealous Good is the brainchild of a former engineer.
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  • In 1989, Anthony Pitts, 6, was walking to school on the city's South Side when he was struck by a CTA bus. He was in a coma for six months.
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  • The Black Star Project is known for its annual million Father March to kick off each school year and it is now hosting an event to mark the next phase. The non-profit is planning a mass Black male graduation ceremony and some of the participants are now on-board as volunteers.
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  • On Saturday, 5,000 volunteers will fan out across the city for organized acts of service during Chicago Cares' 20th Annual Serve-A-Thon.
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  • A local group focuses its mentoring efforts on girls, saying they need role models to set them on a path to success.
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  • It is hard to look at the devastation wrought by tornadoes and not want to help.
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  • Just one day after a 15-year-old was shot to death in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, a group of students is planning a week of promoting peace called I Care Week.
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  • Educating the littlest learners as well as their parents is just one of the ways the non-profit El Valor shows its ''spirit of giving.''
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  • Recess is the one time of day when kids can cut loose and just play, but some local students had to use an empty lot as their playground.
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  • Gads Hill began 115 years ago as one of Chicago's original settlement houses that helped immigrant families.
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  • Street-Level Youth Media is a state-of-the art studio, not unlike those that professionals pay big bucks in which to record. But these students get to record and produce tracks, for free.
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  • In order to meet the needs of various communities, the YMCA is offering more programs to keep kids off the streets.
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  • The man who forced the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet to release its archived files on pedophile and predatory priests was sexually abused by a priest as a child and as an adult, has fought hard to shed light on the secrets of the church.
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  • Children on computers
  • In the Englewood neighborhood, the threat of violence is always looming.
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  • Nayembi
  • Three month-old Nayembi was seriously injured by another gorilla late last month.
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  • Becoming A Man (BAM) is in the national spotlight after President Barack Obama met with some of its participants last week.
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  • There's a spot in the West Loop where you can have a good time while you learn to make music.
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  • Habitat for Humanity volunteers are building more than a dozen affordable homes in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood.
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  • Early last year, Ngozi Okorafor, 39, decided to adopt a child. She was surprised it to learn that could cost up to $40,000.
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  • Monday marks exactly one month since the shooting that claimed 26 innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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  • Civil rights activist Timuel Black can easily be described as a living legend.
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  • A Northbrook dad who spent the last dozen years coaching little league for his sons is now taking his love of the game to children around the world.
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  • Match Stack, a memory game for preschoolers, is a best seller for Eric Siegel. He started Tree Hopper Toys as a hobby two years ago.
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