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by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Jul 16

'Justice Was Not Served For Trayvon Martin' Say Chicago Protesters (VIDEO)

“I could have been Trayvon Martin,” said Whitney Clark, 22, a lifelong Chicagoan and graduate of Southern Illinois University.

In response to Saturday’s news of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in the Florida shooting death of unarmed African American teen Trayvon Martin, Clark organized a Monday night rally and march on Chicago’s South Side.

Chanting “Stop the Violence”, a 20-person demonstration quickly escalated and turned into a march of more than 200 people as outrage and disappointment in the judicial system drew protesters to the streets of Washington Park.

“We are here because of injustice, because of unfair treatment, because of a devaluing of life,” said Clark, who addressed participants of Monday’s protest with tears in her eyes. “Trayvon Martin, and so many others, are dying without justice being served on their behalf. The verdict of the Zimmerman case screams injustice.” Read more »

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by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Apr 9

Robin Kelly Headed To Congress After Winning Illinois' 2nd Congressional District Race (VIDEO)

Former State Rep. Robin Kelly, 56, of Matteson will be the next congressional representative for Illinois’ 2nd District, fulfilling a long-standing tradition of Democratic delegates for Chicago’s South Side and southern suburbs.