Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Killing: The top five reasons why justice won’t be done this afternoon at 26th and Cal. | Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz
Discussion of how powerful, maybe, get away with murder, in Chicago?
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
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From: "Maria Jordan-Smith" <mariajordansmith@>
Date: Mar 24, 2012 1:17 AM
Subject: I just didn't know .....
Today I got up and like every other day since December 2nd, I put on my unemployed clothes. Leggings and a long top are my staple of clothing now days Today though I put on a RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) wind breaker because of the rain. I'm in and out of the car and it's easy breezy. The wind breaker is a pullover and has a hood on it and at varies times during the day I put the hood on as I was getting in and out of the car. For some reason today I received lots of nods and thumbs up and I didn't know why. This went over my head until I got home and listened to the radio and signed on to Facebook. Now I realized that everyone I encountered had a hoodie on of some sort, even some young white guys. They were all in solidarity for the Treyvon incident. I didn't have a clue. At first I felt like an idiot because I didn't know what was going on. I knew what happened to Treyvon and the surrounding circumstances but I wasn't up on the news for today, not to say if I did I would have worn a hoodie. I just don't own a hoodie, I least I thought I didn't.
Now that I have come across all the post on facebook and viewed all the pictures of everyone taking a stand with their hoodies I feel like WOW!! If we all can take a stand on all the injustice that goes on ........... You should see all the pictures out there of everyone in support ...young, old, white, black, etc.... It's amazing. My heart goes out to his family. We all should continue to lift them up in prayer.
take a peep at this ... as of Friday evening this post received 26,737 views.
Dear parents of Trayvon Martin,
As a white mother of a white son, I do not pretend to know what you must be going through right now. I respect and honor our differences. My neighbors and I have taken these pictures because we want you to know that you are not alone. We have all wept for your son. We dress our children in hoodies because we want them to grow up to share the burden we feel. We want them to know that if a child or a group of children are not safe in this world then we are all responsible. We want them to know that today, at this moment, we are all Trayvon.
May God bless you and bring you comfort.
— withAnna George Vizcarra-Barton, Claudia Vizcarra andBenjamin Frank Vizbarton.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
"How can Romney come into Illinois, with a governor just having been sent to prison, with investigations all around, and not tell the voters listening on that station that he's going to keep their top political prosecutor?" said Thom Serafin, savvy political analyst for Fox News Chicago.
"And that's why Romney disconnects. Is it bad staff or a timid candidate? He might make a good president, but right now, he's a candidate, and a candidate has to connect."
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATES: White: “Very disappointed” - Swiss: Smith should resign - Brady: MJM should denounce Smith *** This just in… State Rep. Derrick Smith arrested on federal bribery charge
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
White Republican running as Democrat in majority black district: Race not an issue - Chicago Sun-Times
When Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax website wrote about Swiss’ candidacy last year, Miller quoted an e-mail Swiss sent out saying many of the voters in the district were “extremely low-information voters.”
Swiss said Thursday most voters in Illinois are “low information voters” as evidenced by Rod Blagojevich’s two elections as governor.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
From: Kim Bobo <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Subject: Brian, please read this version instead: Support home care workers
I sent you an e-mail about the Department of Labor's proposed changes to the companionship and live-in worker regulations. The hearing was called by the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), not the DOL. I apologize for the confusion. The House Subcommittee hearing has just been postponed -- we'll keep you posted!
The proposed changes will require home care agencies to pay their workers at least minimum wage and overtime. Home care workers provide companionship and care to those close to us. Now, these same workers need us on their side. Show your support now.
The Department of Labor set a public hearing for tomorrow about changing a rule that would require home care agencies to pay their workers at least minimum wage and overtime. This change is common sense and long overdue.
More than 700 of you already offered a public comment. Thank you!
Every faith tradition teaches that we are responsible to care for "the least of these." Home care workers provide care for our most vulnerable and elderly family members. Their work is both difficult and important, and they deserve to have their rights protected.
The Department of Labor is accepting public comments until March 12. We need people of faith to tell them that home care workers deserve to be paid fairly for their important work.
Thanks for your support,
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