Chicago police dig deeper on domestic violence

It’s not just the NFL trying to get its house in order when it comes to domestic violence. After years of declining attention to domestic violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s domestic violence task force and the Chicago Police Department are retraining officers in evidence collection and sensitivity for domestic situations and implementing a pilot program designed to identify and protect the victims most at risk, a change that has impressed city victim’s advocates.


Faces of minimum wage: Home care worker ‘always back in the hole’

Dorothy Carter, 87, of Woodlawn, had nine children with her late husband, Chauncey. The youngest, 48-year-old Cornelia Simms, travels from her South Shore apartment five days a week, three hours nightly, to cook, clean and otherwise care for her mother. Simms earns $10.25 an hour providing Medicaid-funded homemaker services to her mother.

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      Sacred truths: ‘Vodou’ exhibit explores real meaning of Haitian belief system

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      Field Museum presents homemade art, artifacts and spiritual representations that showcase the breadth and depth of one of the world’s most ancient systems of belief. Read More