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Event Fri Oct 23 2009

Speak Out Against Climate Change on Saturday

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Saturday is International Day of Climate Action, where people around the world will gather at various demonstrations to support the need for an international climate treaty and to raise awareness about climate change. You can check out the various scheduled events around Chicago on this map. There are two events worth noting:

At noon, join bicyclists for the International Climate Action Day bike ride. Bicyclists will meet at Daley Plaza at Dearborn and Washington. Bicyclists will gather for a picture and ride to the Fisk Generating Station at 1111 W. Cermak Rd., where members of Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and other organizations will be protesting the coal-fired plant, one of the worst polluters in Chicago.

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

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...

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

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

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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