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Preckwinkle: End Automatic Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle Friday called for a blanket end to the automatic transfer law that allows prosecution of minors charged with certain felony offenses in adult court, and the restoration of judicial discretion. According to Preckwinkle, who has pounced on the criminal justice system in Cook Count since becoming president, the automatic
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Activists Hoping to Solve Riddle of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Activists and allies dug into the tricky issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago in a panel discussion at the Unitarian Church of Evanston as a part of the church’s Rainbow Alliance initiative – one of the congregation’s four social justice programs. Organizer and Rainbow Alliance member Christine Allender said that with the passage of marriage equality in
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