Every year, some Illinois legislator proposes a bill to remove public notices from being published in newspapers and to allow units of government to post their public notices on their websites.
We live in a society where it is unacceptable to ridicule a candidate’s race or religion, but increasingly, a politician’s physical size is fair game. As politics have become increasingly mean-spirited, fat “jokes” have become more commonplace. Politicians such as former New Jersey Gov. Chri…
A candidate concession speech is an important rite in a democracy that is done, not for the benefit of the winner or the loser, but as a means of honoring the voters and our system of government.
On July 30, three Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers were shot and wounded when a carjacking suspect opened fire in the 25th District police station’s loading bay. On July 28, for the second time in 2020, a member of the CPD died by suicide. During a recent weekend, 59 people were shot…
Six years ago, the city of Chicago passed a law restricting pet stores to only source dogs from shelters and rescues. At the time, supporters claimed this was a guaranteed way to shut down bad breeders and save shelter dogs.
With BAPA’s unique history around racial integration and diversity, and as a community of first responders and helpers, we feel it’s important for you to hear from us about recent events.
As we endure the coronavirus lockdown, it’s important to remember those who are most vulnerable to becoming infected: the elderly, cancer patients, those with HIV and those who have undergone an organ transplant.
Today, mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your community food pantry is now faced with increased emergency-food demand by our community’s vulnerable-household families, which total more than 1,500.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued a public proclamation that called on all Americans to provide individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and achieve their full potential.”
I stood on the playing field outside Churchill Junior High in Galesburg, Ill., just staring at my feet and waiting; it was the most painful time of the day—P.E. class—when kids chose who was going to play on their teams.