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Chicago Wed Apr 22 2009

Rally for Jailed Journalist Scheduled for Thursday

Northwestern University students are planning a rally on Thursday in support of Roxana Saberi, a U.S.-Iranian journalist who was recently sentenced to eight years in prison and convicted of espionage. Saberi has been held in Tehran's Evin prison since January.

Saberi received a master's degree in Journalism from Medill in 1999 and has been working in Iran for six years, covering stories for the BBC, NPR and ABC News, among other outlets.

According to an e-mail and press release sent today, students will gather in front of Fisk Hall, 1845 Sheridan Rd., at 5:15 p.m. and will begin marching at 5:30 p.m. Students will march through campus and end at The Rock, a center meeting point on NU's campus, where supporters will express their concern for Saberi's release. On the same day colleagues will be gathering to support her, Saberi will begin a hunger strike, according to ABC News. Follow her story at the Free Roxana Saberi blog.

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It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

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It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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