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Inspiration for aspiring writers

This has been floating around the Internet for awhile. Nonetheless, good advice for any aspiring creative type. Or aspiring other types, for that matter. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

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Mark Angelini of Mercy Housing Lakefront profiled in Daily Whale

With over 30 years of experience in community planning and real estate development, Mark Angelini was a natural choice for his role as president of Mercy Housing Lakefront. Mercy Housing Lakefront, a division of Denver-based Mercy Housing Inc., is a nonprofit organization that develops and manages service-enriched affordable housing units for families,.

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Jails are signing up inmates for Obamacare

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart estimates that “roughly one-third of the jail’s inmates are mentally ill, and the “vast majority” are dealing with substance abuse.” By getting the formerly incarcerated into Obamacare, more mentally ill and addicted Illinoisans can get the care they need, thereby reducing crime, recidivism, and costs to taxpayers..

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Only One Thing Can Save Us

Tom Geoghegan has a new book out, and it’s definitely worth your attention. Also some great articles at Salon, Forbes and In These Times. Find out more about this latest read and all of Tom’s other books at Tom’s law firm website.

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Tom Geoghegan: Only One Thing Can Save Us

We helped Tom Geoghegan release his latest book: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement. Mark Bazer of the Chicago-Famous “The Interview Show” moderated the discussion at the Hideout. Seminary Co Op was on hand to sell copies. Book details from the publisher: National.

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Resistance

How best to cure your post-election hangover? Come on down to the Siskel Film Center and watch Resistance, and learn why antibiotics are no match for today’s modern superbug. Find out more at your friendly neighborhood Facebook.  

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