Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekly Digest: September 25 - October 1

Well, after a long(ish) absence, we are back, bringing you the best of last week's Chicago community journalism. Not all of the newspapers are represented here, but then, not all newspapers have articles that are readily accessible online. This project is still very much a work in progress, so your feedback is very much appreciated.

The the most interesting news items from around Chicago.

Austin Weekly News - Austin Victim's Family Sues Killers
Austin Weekly News -Residents Gather To Protest Post Office Closings
Chicago Citizen - 1700 Jobs To Hit Pullman Area
Chicago Journal - Chicago Announces Bike Sharing Plan to Put 3,000 Bicycles Around City
The GateCook County President Toni Preckwinkle Signs Ordinance Against Immigration Detentions

Longer stories that delve deeply into issues relevant to Chicago residents

The Austin Voice - Morton School of Excellence Rising Like a Phoenix From Its Own Ashes
Austin Weekly News -Teachers, Public Weight in on Extended Day
Chicago Citizen - Parker House Maintains “Link” With Black Community
Chicago Journal - Remap Proposal Would Change 2nd Ward's Makeup
Lakefront Outlook - The Cost of Trauma 
Lawndale News - New Director for Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Shares Vision
News-StarSecond City No More, NYC Copies [Alderman] Moore's Budget Project

People to Know
Stories that spotlight interesting, laudable and otherwise noteworthy Chicagoans

Austin Weekly News - A Career That Just Clicked

Community Interest
Stories that matter most in their local area.

Austin Weekly News -West Side Church's Raucous Return
The Beverly Review - Annual Walk to Benefit JDRF Work
Chicago Citizen - Program Bridges Technology Gap In Englewood
Chicago Journal - Lawsuit: [Alderman] Fioretti used Law Firm's Cash for Campaign, Shorted Employees
The GateBrighton Park Safety Net Coordinates Violence Prevention Services
SkylineTarget Renovates Library for Chicago School
Southwest Side News-Herald - Pawn Shop in Archer Heights Brings Protest

Opinion pieces about local and national issues alike

Austin Weekly News - What Happened to Our Strong Community
Chicago Citizen - African-Americans Wield Considerable Consumer Power
Lawndale News - Why Local News Is Still Relevant
Southwest Side News-Herald - Legislative Scholarship Rife With Abuse

Art and Entertainment
Plays, art galleries, movies and other cultural events

Chicago Journal - Steppenwolf Brings Pulitzer-Prize Winning Play to Chicago
The GateChicago Artists Month Kicks Off with Art Walks, Open Studios and More
Lakefront Outlook - Reviews of "Spuk" and "In the Next Room"

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