Olympics But No Olympians

April 11th, 2008



Chicago has a long tradition of producing track and field Olympians. The late-greats Ralph Metcalfe, Leonard Sykes and more recent victories of Michael Conley Sr. are part of our city’s athletic heritage.Following their footsteps, young men and women from Chicago Public High Schools will compete this spring in state championships. Many are Olympic hopefuls, but due to lack of funding for indoor facilities, they can’t keep up with their wealthier, suburban competitors. City public high school athletes often train in school hallways and travel long distances to participate in indoor meets. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of Gun Control in Chicago

April 11th, 2008


For the first time in almost 70 years, the U.S. Supreme Court is addressing one of the most hotly contested constitutional debates – our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.The revival stems from a Washington D.C. court case ruling that, under the amendment, an individual’s rights are protected. If the High Court agrees, Washington D.C., and other cities with strict handgun laws like Chicago, will have to change their rules.
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