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Clara's Place, Chicago Women's Shelter, Going Without Heat Or Hot Water Over $21,000 Gas Bill

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A women's shelter that has been a mainstay of Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood for decades is now fighting to keep its doors open as the bills continue to pile up while financial support has run dry.

The most pressing of those bills facing Clara's Place is a whopping $21,000 the shelter's founder and director Clara Kirk owes Peoples Gas, which

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago History Museum Launches 'First Of Its Kind' Crowdsourcing Project For New Exhibit

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    In a new project hailed as “the first of its kind," The Chicago History Museum is tapping the public to determine its next exhibit.

    As CHM President Gary Johnson tells Crain's Chicago Business, museums need to harness the instant-response nature of the web to get straight to what patrons want to see.

    Johnson added "We live in an era of

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife Sandi Owe Feds $750,00 In Restitution, Will Sell D.C. Home To Pay Up

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    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is planning to sell his family's Washington, D.C. home in order to help foot the bill of the $750,000 in fines he owes the government after being convicted of illegal campaign fund spending.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jackson has agreed to pay $200,000 of the owed money by Nov. 1, which is also the date

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Healthcare.gov Failures Surface At Hill Hearing

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.

     

    Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago