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Harold Washington: On-the-air

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    The Chicago Defender is a media sponsor of Harold Washington:  On-The-Air, a retrospective of television and radio interviews with Mayor Harold Washington compiled by the Museum of Broadcast Communications.   This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Harold Washington's election as Chicago's first black mayor. The mayoral debates of 1983 transformed

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Urban League hearing: Young adults need jobs

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      Young adults aren’t looking for jobs just to be able to pay for music downloads, the latest fashions or technology gadgets, or simply to have cash to hang out with friends. As a panel of elected officials, business men and women, educators and other officials learned recently, a number of teens and 20-somethings said they have to pitch in to f

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago accountant, businessman honored with street renaming

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        Lester McKeever, principal at the Chicago-based accounting firm Washington, Pittman, and McKeever, was honored Jan. 16 with a street renaming outside an apartment building he owned near 67th Street and Oglesby Avenue. McKeever is a civic stalwart and father of music industry executive Steve McKeever. Son McKeever is the founder of Hidden Beach

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago