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2014/12/19 17:13
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Greeted with cheers and high-fives, Jeffrey Shavers addressed the circle of people around him and announced the good news: "The pity party is over." Now 48, the Chicago man had spent 20 years...
2014/12/19 17:13
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2014/12/16 22:51
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Priscilla Young is 78, an age when many of her peers are enjoying days by the pool, golf or volunteer work. Yet Young's life is focused around the parenting equivalent of an extreme sport: raising...
2014/12/11 20:13
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Slowly but surely the U.S. economy is generating jobs again, which could be great news for Remicko George and his lemon poppy-seed muffins. He's got a dream of one day working in a big, professional...
2014/11/30 13:51
2014/11/30 13:51
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Since dropping out of high school, the lives of Tyree Wilson and Bobby McBride have followed similar paths that landed them on the street or in trouble with the law. Both young men feel they've...
2014/11/30 12:13
2014/11/30 12:13
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Emma Mitchell-Clark sat across the desk from Bobby Childs, looked him in the eye and asked the question most dreaded by anyone trying to get a job after getting out of prison: "Mr. Childs, have you...
2014/11/26 20:51
2014/11/26 20:51
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When Alesha Howington moved to South Florida nearly four years ago, she arrived with her two young children and high hopes for a fresh start. She also brought with her a powerful addiction to opiates...
2014/11/26 05:13
2014/11/26 05:13
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It's college application season, which means Christian Lloyd is busy. The Sullivan High School senior has completed his Common Application but is hard at work on the 12th draft of his personal...
2014/11/24 00:13
2014/11/24 00:13
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Brian Cruz was only 12 when he came to Chicago's Little Village neighborhood from Mexico four years ago. He knew practically no English, but through hard work gained near-native fluency. Now he's a...
2014/11/24 00:13
2014/11/24 00:13
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For a northwest suburban mother who spent a recent morning watching her 3-year-old daughter create an elaborate world of make-believe in a tabletop sandbox, the youngster's imaginative storytelling...
2014/11/24 00:13
2014/11/24 00:13
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Margoth Reyes said she knew from an early age that she wanted to help people, especially those near where she grew up in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. The Texas native, 31, said she struggled as...
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