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Getting By: One Woman's Quest to Set the Table for 9 Children in Chicago's Food Desert

Englewood is one of many food deserts in Chicago, geographical areas with little or no access to fresh food. Food deserts are linked with diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, with low-income African American neighborhoods being the most disadvantaged, according to Mari Gallagher, a Chicago-based researcher. According to the City of Chicago, the
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The Juvenile Brain: Why Science, the Supreme Court Says Minors Should be Treated Differently

As his peers were entering their first year of high school, 14-year-old Adolfo Davis started serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Convicted of a double murder in 1990, Davis pled for clemency in front of Illinois’ Prisoner Review Board in April of 2012 – two months before the Supreme Court found that a sentence of
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