Homeless encampments in Chicago

This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2019 Annual Report. Near the Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicagoans who are homeless have built a community of understanding and of survival. In 2018, our advocates started visiting a popular homeless encampment off the Dan Ryan Expressway, commonly referred to as “Ruble” among residents. Ruble is a place…

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Hate crimes in U.S. increase

Warning: This post discusses physical and verbal abuse and violence, including references to mass weapons, racist symbols, suicide, and death. Over the years, hate crimes have steadily increased in America. In 2017, there was a 23 percent increase in religion-based hate crimes, while 60% of survivors and victims were targeted because of their race, ethnicity,…

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Last year, women and men spoke out about being sexually assaulted by powerful men in Hollywood. Since then there have been multiple stories of people being abused by powerful men. Back in September, Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared on Capital Hill for his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Last week, Kavanaugh was accused by a former classmate,…

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