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Obituary: Ellen E. Buffo

She was a talented writer, winning many awards, who will live on through her stories and poetry.

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Hoots South Loop Now Open

The fourth Hoots location is now open at 1238 South Canal Street in Chicago.

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For those who want to know more about Rico's story but were not able to attend the rally, we are sharing it here!

2020欧洲杯赛事Rico moved into the Malibu Condominium as a renter in 2011. He was one of a few black residents in an otherwise all-white building. After three months, the Malibu’s property manager, Brian Kelly, privately told Rico not to invite Black guests to his apartment anymore. Rico refused to comply, and later found out from several Malibu employees that all of Rico’s guests were being interviewed before entering the building and their names recorded by Malibu doormen.

A week later, several detectives arrived at Rico’s apartment in the middle of the night on a faulty tip that Rico had drugs. He was also investigated for having illegal Beanie Babies. The inspectors eventually closed the case and led Rico to believe that Brian Kelly, the property manager had made the false accusations against him. Throughout this, Kelly kept telling Rico’s landlord, Vipin Jain, to evict Rico. According to Jain, “the Malibu management tried to disparage [Alberto] in an effort to get me to kick him out of the apartment. I never took any action because I knew Alberto would not do anything wrong. All those accusations turned out to be false.” Rico filed a complaint with the Illinois Commission of Human Relations. He also filed a lawsuit, representing himself against several of Malibu’s attorneys. The building ultimately decided to settle and agreed to verbally apologize.

While things seemed to have improved for Rico, the Malibu’s discriminatory policies have since resurfaced. In 2019 Rico started Rico’s One of a Kind Wine Club. In March 2020, Rico was told that he had violated the condo rules by running a business out of The Malibu and that residents were complaining. Additionally, Rico was charged $160/month to be able to invite outside guests to the party room, despite the fact that the Malibu Rules & Regulations state that the party room rental fee is $100. His guests were al
2020欧洲杯赛事 ways a diverse group, and at an average wine tasting even, approximately 80% of them were Black. Meanwhile, a white woman who is not a resident of the Malibu runs her yoga class with an all-white clientele in the party room, and charges $9 for each class. She reported that she was able to work around the Malibu’s rules because she has “a good relationship with the board.” Rico was left to conclude that this disparate treatment was due to his race and the race of his guests.

In 2018 the Malibu implemented a “safe work rule” protecting any “employee or agent of the Association” from harassment by Malibu residents. No such protections for Malibu residents against harassment by employees or agents were included. Within the 53 pages of their Rules and Regulations handbook, no anti-discrimination policy appears.

Interesting information. I am a nurse and have been annoyed by lack of information or conflicting information in the newsmedia.

I don't live in New Jersey but I'm a 80 year old female reside in a senior citizen building run over with Substance Abusers I have been trying to contact Police Chief Arthur O'Keefe to put him in touch with the Chicago Police Chief Chief O'Keefe knows all about drugs in senior citizens buildings

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2020欧洲杯赛事Someone please help me!

2020欧洲杯赛事Rico moved into the Malibu Condominium as a renter in 2011. He was one of a few black residents in an otherwise all-white building. After three months, the Malibu’s property manager, Brian Kelly, privately told Rico not to invite Black guests to his apartment anymore. Rico refused to comply, and later found out from several Malibu employees that all of Rico’s guests were being interviewed before entering the building and their names recorded by Malibu doormen.

A week later, several detectives arrived at Rico’s apartment in the middle of the night on a faulty tip that Rico had drugs. He was also investigated for having illegal Beanie Babies. The inspectors eventually closed the case and led Rico to believe that Brian Kelly, the property manager had made the false accusations against him. Throughout this, Kelly kept telling Rico’s landlord, Vipin Jain, to evict Rico. According to Jain, “the Malibu management tried to disparage [Alberto] in an effort to get me to kick him out of the apartment. I never took any action because I knew Alberto would not do anything wrong. All those accusations turned out to be false.” Rico filed a complaint with the Illinois Commission of Human Relations. He also filed a lawsuit, representing himself against several of Malibu’s attorneys. The building ultimately decided to settle and agreed to verbally apologize.

While things seemed to have improved for Rico, the Malibu’s discriminatory policies have since resurfaced. In 2019 Rico started Rico’s One of a Kind Wine Club. In March 2020, Rico was told that he had violated the condo rules by running a business out of The Malibu and that residents were complaining. Additionally, Rico was charged $160/month to be able to invite outside guests to the party room, despite the fact that the Malibu Rules & Regulations state that the party room rental fee is $100. His guests were al
2020欧洲杯赛事 ways a diverse group, and at an average wine tasting even, approximately 80% of them were Black. Meanwhile, a white woman who is not a resident of the Malibu runs her yoga class with an all-white clientele in the party room, and charges $9 for each class. She reported that she was able to work around the Malibu’s rules because she has “a good relationship with the board.” Rico was left to conclude that this disparate treatment was due to his race and the race of his guests.

In 2018 the Malibu implemented a “safe work rule” protecting any “employee or agent of the Association” from harassment by Malibu residents. No such protections for Malibu residents against harassment by employees or agents were included. Within the 53 pages of their Rules and Regulations handbook, no anti-discrimination policy appears..

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It’s strange that no one is opposing or trying to tear down or to deface that hideous green metal monstrosity (called “art”) near the lake ..north of Irving Park.
Same with that trash sculpture along Lakeshore Drive north of Field Museum...
Trash so artistically worthless it isn’t even worth opposing or vandalizing ....says a lot about it.
Soon that is all Chicago will have... this cultureless void... abstract trash “sculpture”..that has no meaning. Lightfoot’s legacy.

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Mayor Lightfoot, wearing a mask should not be an option in public, especially by law enforcement.
Everyone has an old sock, t- shirt, napkin, blanket, pillow case, clothes that no longer fit, old junk in their house or garage that contains fabric. It doesn’t need to be fancy, it just needs to do it’s purpose.
There is no excuse not to wear a mask in public.

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2020欧洲杯赛事Feels good to be back in the stores... buying that stuff made in China again !

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The Police showed up on Hollywood Beach this morning and sent a single Officer out to tell people that the beach was closed.
Although I completely disagree with this closed beach situation, and I believe it to be a racist power trip from our dysfunctional mayor, I left when the Officer instructed me to do so.
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I am proud to be part of a culture that respects law and order... and knows that the only way that the city can be safe and civilized is by having a Police authority... And that any issue you have with the police should be settled through legal means in a court of law ...not out on the street with your big fat mouth, or worse.
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Anyway, just makes me proud to be part of that culture in Chicago 🇺🇸 that knows what makes a great city .....rather than the other part that is immature, selfish, violent and racist.
I think you know who I’m talking about.

The Police showed up on Hollywood Beach this morning and sent...
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July 28, 2020
PRESS RELEASE
2020欧洲杯赛事 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Jalyne R. Strong-Shaw, Chief Public Information Officer
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
(312) 603-5690
jrstrong@cookcountycourt.com

Clerk Dorothy Brown Makes Popular Expungement Summit Virtual, with Kick-Off on Zoom on Saturday, Aug. 1, 9:00 a.m.

Expungement Services Webinar to feature Panel of Criminal Justice Stakeholders, Elected Officials, Support Services Groups, and Community Organizations

What: Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is making her extremely popular Second Chance Expungement Summit virtual, with a Kick-Off presentation on Zoom on Saturday, August 1, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Sign-on starts at 8:30 a.m.)

The presentation will feature a panel of Expungement/Sealing process stakeholders including representatives from the Offices of the Circuit Court Chief Judge, Public Defender, State’s Attorney, Cook County Sheriff, Illinois State Police, Illinois Prisoner Review Board, CGLA, Safer Foundation, Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, and others. Clerk Brown will moderate the panel presentation and Summit attendees will view the presentation through the Zoom platform.

Several elected officials are confirmed to join the webinar to greet the attendees, including: Cong. Danny Davis, Cong. Bobby Rush, City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Rep. La Shawn Ford, a representative from the office of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and many others.

More than 500 applicants have pre-registered for Expungement Summit services through the online registration portal on the Clerk’s Office’s website (cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/SecondChance). Cabrini Green Legal Aid is accepting the applications and reviewing them for expungement/sealing eligibility.

2020欧洲杯赛事The Expungement Summit Kick-Off presentation is open to the public. Interested persons may go to: to attend the webinar. All attendees will be able to hear valuable information about how expungement and sealing processes work and what types of cases qualify. In the days following the Kick-Off presentation, volunteer attorneys will contact the attendees that registered for expungement and sealing services and will consult with them on their options for filing petitions for expungement and sealing. The consultations will be held by video or telephone conference.

When: Saturday, August 1, 2020; 9:00 AM

Where: ZOOM Webinar online (Open to the Public); Registration link:

2020欧洲杯赛事Details: Clerk Brown has hosted community-based Expungement Summits since 2005, attracting annual audiences of more than 2,500 individuals who are seeking to get their lives back on track and be productive, employable members of society.

July 28, 2020...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2020欧洲杯赛事 Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago Launches City-Wide Social Justice Service Challenge this July; Grand Prize Winner to Win $5000 in August

CHICAGO, IL, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 --

On July 1st, 2020, the CIOGC gave 32 mosques in Chicago a $1000 grant each to to come up with a service project that benefits their community. All applicants had to register by the June 30th deadline in order to participate. The 4-week, social-justice-themed Challenge requires each participating mosque to send in regular, timely photographs and videos highlighting the progress on their service project leading to a final video and a public voting day. Winners, including one grand prize winner, will be announced in August after the second religious holiday for Muslims, Eid ul Adha.

2020欧洲杯赛事Board Director, Sabina Qadir, who proposed this Challenge after seeing the Chicago Muslim community in action during Covid19 says, "The Muslim community has always been about service. [This] challenge is an opportunity for the Muslim community to focus on hope and action. The pandemic and the senseless killing of black men and women has highlighted the racial and economic injustices in our nation and this challenge is a way for the Muslims of Illinois to come together and empower our communities to address the issues at hand."

Participants include mega mosques like Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview and the Islamic Center of Naperville who have signed up, not because of the prize money, but because the Challenge has piqued their communities' interest.

2020欧洲杯赛事Inner city mosques like Masjid al Farooq and Masjid al Taqwa are also eager to participate. Some of them will get additional time in the spotlight as CIOGC sponsors Live social media chats with influencers to highlight some of the issues these mosques face. The first live chat is Saturday, July 11, with Chicago-based influencer Wali Khan.

To learn more about the Challenge, its rules and follow the weekly submission process for participants, visit
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago is a 27-year old Muslim nonprofit organization working towards guiding and unifying Muslims all across the Chicagoland, encouraging civic engagement and strengthening interfaith relationships.