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Time to Double Down on Civic Learning

Time to Double Down on Civic Learning

Government paralysis cripples our country. Congress and the president can't pass a budget, and the federal government shuts down. Springfield fails to push pension reform, and a fiscal crisis deepens

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Feds Want Ex-detroit Mayor Kilpatrick, Ferguson To Pay $9.6m

According to reports by the Detroit News, federal prosecutors wrote that in addition to years served, former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick and co-defendant Bobby Ferguson should pay 9.6 million in restitution.

“It is beyond question that the City of Detroit and its citizens were the clear cut victims of the defendants’ crimes,” federal prose

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Ventra Card Registration Leaves Customers Frustrated As CTA Says Wait Times 'Unacceptable'

If Ventra were a train line, it would be called the Hot Mess Express.

Monday marked a crucial day in the rollout of the Chicago Transit Authority's new fare payment system but the ride for customers was anything but smooth.

 

Common complaints Monday included patience-testing wait times to the Ventra call center to register new cards or calls that

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago