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Milwaukee leaders head to Chicago to visit program for at-risk youth

Milwaukee leaders head to Chicago to visit program for at-risk youth A group of Milwaukee government and community leaders will go to Chicago this week to visit a youth violence prevention program that could be a model for a new pilot project here. Community Advocates and its Public Policy Institute are spearheading the … Full News […]

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Youth Baseball Board Steps Down After Cop Killer Allowed To Coach

CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball. Chicago Police officer John Mathews was murdered 26 years ago, leaving behind his wife Laura and three young children. Mathew’s son had asked the current board of the […]

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Arts + Public Life brings spirit of UChicago to Chicago youth and seniors

Arts + Public Life, UChicago’s initiative to form creative bonds with the community, hosts artist residencies, community education and projects led by local artists. One such program is a range of summer classes hosted at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which began in early June and ends mid-August. These classes aim […]

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Michael Cera anchors a ‘Youth’ that spans decades

THEATER REVIEW: “This is Our Youth” at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: “This is Our Youth” at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ … Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan’s “This is Our Youth” was … Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Theater Reviews

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Antioch Youth Little League celebrates 60 years with Saturday event

America’s pastime has been around in Antioch for 60 years. The community will celebrate the 1954 debut of the youth baseball program on Saturday at Williams Park where the league’s first pitch was thrown. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Chicago Park District aims to educate youth, break world record

The Chicago Park District spent Friday trying to break the record for the world’s largest swim lesson. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Parents form ‘Hadiya’s Promise’ to keep youth from violence

The parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the young girl whose death became a national symbol of Chicago’s street violence, will launch an initiative today to address gun control laws and violence. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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St. Charles church youth group to repair Kentucky homes

Seven high school students will participate in “Mission in the Mountains,” a program that will allow them to travel to Kentucky to help build and repair homes. The students are with the St. Charles Episcopal Church. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Edward Glamkowski, youth mentor, 1923-2014

Executive director of Boys Club of Bellwood was ‘fantastic mentor of youth’As the longtime executive director of the Boys Club of Bellwood, Edward Glamkowski guided thousands of boys and young men toward productive adult lives. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Gang violence threatened at Uptown youth center

Twice in one evening, police were called to a youth center on Chicago’s North Side.  Around 6:39 p.m., someone dialed 911 after a group threatened to harm members of the Boys and Girls Club of America at 4835 North Sheridan Road, near the corner of Sheridan and Gunnison, said police.  Initially, the threat wasn’t specific. […]

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New Schaumburg Twp. group encourages healthy behavior by youth

The newly formed Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development met for the first time Thursday, kicking off its mission of helping local young people avoid unhealthy behavior like drug or alcohol abuse. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Group Hopes Foreclosed Properties Can House Homeless LGBT Youth

(CBS) –  The numbers are stunning: Gays and lesbians make up nearly half of all homeless youth in Chicago. Now, a group of volunteers is working to change that. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports. Just by looking at Joe Zamora, you wouldn’t know his struggle – first losing a father and then losing his home. […]

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Tipping Point: Boys & Girls Clubs’ 2014 Chicago Youth of the Year

A Chicago teenager is competing for a statewide crown Wednesday in Springfield. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Can Chicago Curb Menthol Smoking among African-American Youth?

Can Chicago Curb Menthol Smoking among African-American Youth? But many public health advocates say it is “too little, too late” to address the popularity of highly addictive mentholated cigarettes among African-American youth. Some municipalities are taking matters into their own hands. Chicago has emerged as a … Full News here – Read more on Scientific […]

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Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In Chicago

Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In Chicago CHICAGO (STMW) – The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows. According to a report obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger … Full News here – […]

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