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Windy City She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks read and wrote as a child. Her first poem was published when she was 14 years old. She attended college but could not find suitable work during the Depression

Freedom of Religion

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Jill S. Tietjen

Today, we are able to exercise our religious beliefs because of the courageous women and men who came before us. Let's learn about some of the women who strove for religious freedom.

Teaching Artists and the Future of the Arts

Nick Rabkin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Nick Rabkin

The bottom line is that children who have more arts education do better in school and in life. Significantly, the correlation happens to be strongest for low-income youth, the students most often failed by our schools.

Happy 152nd Birthday, Jane Addams

Sid Mohn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

From those of us at Heartland Alliance, we wish you a happy birthday, Jane Addams. Thank you for giving us the chance to carry out your legacy and, more importantly, to end poverty once and for all.

Jane Addams Returns to Chicago

Eboo Patel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

A new generation of civic leaders walking in Jane Addams' footsteps arrives in Chicago this week for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

Moving Forward After Closing Hull House

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Today is a new day in Chicago. This week is the first in more than 120 years that Chicago will be without Jane Addams Hull House -- one of the preeminent social service agencies in the nation. It's a sobering thought.

What Is Jane Addams' Heritage Worth to Chicago

Tom Tresser | Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

On Friday, January 20 I heard over the radio that Hull House is closing. Hull House is 123 years old and was founded by Jane Addams, America's fi...

Pioneering Local Agency Closing For Financial Reasons

AP | By CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 01.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Hull House, the Chicago social services organization that Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams founded in 1889 to help thousands of immigra...

Country's First 24-Hour Hotline For Undocumented Immigrant Launches

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

The nation's first 24-hour hotline for undocumented immigrants seeking information about deportation went live in Chicago Monday. The legal aid hot...

Chicago Monument Will Honor Victims Of Police Torture

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this week, the Better Government Association released a study showing that wrongful convictions in Illinois have cost taxpayers $214 million a...

PHOTOS: Marchers Rally For Jobs, Re-Enacting 1915 Protest

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"WOMEN HELP SLUG POLICE; BULLETS FLY," screamed the Chicago Daily Tribune headline on January 18, 1915. "Shots were fired, clothes torn, eyes blackene...

WEEKEND PLANS: An Icy Dip And Prom For Grown-Ups

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sure, the weather isn't supposed to be that great this weekend, but there's plenty going on around the city to lift your winter gloom, and a lot of it...

Program For Domestic Violence Victims Offers Support, Challenges

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For any first-time visitor, Cook County's Domestic Violence Courthouse -- with its unmarked hallways and frequently abandoned information desk -- pres...

Feds Take Control Of Hull House Pension Fund

Chi-Town Daily News | FERNANDO DIAZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal government has taken over the pension fund at the Jane Addams Hull House Association, one of Chicago's oldest social-service non-profit or...

76 Years After Her Nobel Prize, A Tollway for Jane Addams

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

The fact that it took decades to celebrate a social justice icon this way will likely be lost eventually in the institutionalization of the place where people commute.