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  • Teen girl who police say was used as prostitute vanishes again

    Teen girl who police say was used as prostitute vanishes again
    A 15-year-old girl who spent the last week with a man accused of procuring her and her teen friend for prostitution now may be exposed to more trouble: She walked away from a temporary housing unit in Delray Beach on Friday, authorities say. Delray...
  • After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself

    After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself
    Alan Jennings looked down at his cellphone as the number for Bethlehem developer Lou Pektor lit up. Pektor was planning to build 50 upscale town homes on seven acres in Bethlehem Township, right after evicting people living in 43 mobile homes on his...
  • Mayor will make minimum wage law official at signing today in South L.A.

    Mayor will make minimum wage law official at signing today in South L.A.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti will formally sign into law Los Angeles' landmark ordinance boosting the city's minimum wage at a ceremony Saturday in South Los Angeles. The signing will take place at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, a symbolic nod to the civil...
  • Man exploited missing girls as prostitutes, Boynton police say

    Man exploited missing girls as prostitutes, Boynton police say
    The man encountered the runaway teen girls and persuaded them to go for a ride in his silver, convertible Camaro and to hotels for drugs and sex, police say. The two 15-year-olds had vanished from a water park in Stuart on June 6, and Avian Jackson...
  • Spirit of '68 lives on at Bowers Museum

    Spirit of '68 lives on at Bowers Museum
    The living room features an avocado-green couch and checkered wallpaper. The vintage television is showing a tape of President Nixon giving a speech. A soldier's letter home from Vietnam, dated January 1968, sits on the coffee table. To further...
  • Bulletin Board: Governmental meetings set for June 15-16

    Board meetings around the county. Monday, June 15 Antioch: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 874 Main St. Gurnee: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 325 N. O'Plaine Road. Lake Forest: Public Works Committee meets 5 p.m., 220 E. Deerpath, Round Lake:...
  • New Smithsonian museum curators pursue the stories in Baltimore's protests

    New Smithsonian museum curators pursue the stories in Baltimore's protests
    As Aaron Bryant walked along North Avenue on the night of Freddie Gray's funeral, his photographer's eye noted how the rising flames framed the "waves of police in riot gear" and the wall of ministers calling for calm. Instinctively, the Baltimore man...
  • First lady notes personal struggles in Chicago graduation

    First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home....
  • Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton
    An empty chair in the third row, adorned with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat at her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was one of the ways former classmates...
  • Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice

    Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice
    My car's bumper sticker reads "I'm ready for Oligarchy: the choice is clear. There is none." It's a truism that under our system, no one can be nominated or can win the presidency who isn't a shill for the billionaire class. Hillary Clinton, the...
  • 3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember?

    Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight...