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Females in comedy industry tackle sexual harassment

Female comedians and assault educators were part of a panel Jan. 31 at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway and discussed solutions to harassment. 


February 8, 2016

When Caroline Sabatier went to the police to report her harassment by a male authority figure from her improv group, she did not receive much help. The Chicago comedian realized she needed to take matte...

Supreme Court should get off fence, use bench

By Associate Editor

January 27, 2014

Despite recent strides in marriage equality, the debate surrounding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage has been tangled up in frivolous legislative battles between federal courts that support gay marriage and hold-out states that want it banned.Although 17 states have legalized same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court continues to avoid delivering a single declarative ruling that would put an end to the counterproductive l...

Behind human trafficking in Chicago

By Sophia Coleman

January 30, 2012

“Prostituting was like snatching the soul of my body. Every time I would sleep with a stranger, I turned into an icebox, and the more it happened, the colder I became.”These are the words of Genesis Durr, 20, a survivor of human trafficking. Born in Mexico to a 15-year-old mother, she described herself as a runaway girl, who fell for the lies of a sick-minded man who abused her both mentally and physically.With tall bui...

CPS leaders quarrel over schools

By Gregory Cappis

September 19, 2011

Hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium to watch what they thought would be a boxing match between the leaders on opposite sides of the education playing field. However, the spectators found the boxing match to be more of a pillow fight with both sides tending to agree with each other.Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Page Editor, hosted a discussion between John-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools’ CEO, and...

Issues in focus for Election Day

By Meghan Keyes

November 1, 2010

Voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to cast ballots for a number of county, state and national offices. A lot is on the line, including the state’s economy and its reputation. Illinois is more than $12 billion in debt and its former governor will be retried on corruption charges next April.The governor’s race seems to be favoring Republican candidate Bill Brady. A Rasmussen poll published on Oct. 20 showed him with an eight-point lead over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, 45 percent to 37 percent. Meanwhile, ...

Human trafficking hits home

By Stephanie Saviola

April 26, 2010

Movies like “Taken,” which features an American girl who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Europe, or stories of children in Thailand being forced into slavery at young ages, often seem unrealistic. People struggle to believe something so daunting could take place this day in age, but in reality, it may be happening in yourown neighborhood.Modern forms of slavery are occurring not only around the globe, but also in both s...

Chicago nonprofit competes in contest

By SpencerRoush

October 12, 2009

Nonprofit organizations may be struggling in the current economy due to foundations decreasing grants, but one Chicago group, the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, is expanding its services and helping the community with the assistance of a sponsorship program.One small, 40-year-old toothpaste company, Tom’s of Maine, well-known for helping people and businesses in its community, is trying to help nonprofit organ...

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