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  • How to Involve the Kids in Passover

    How to Involve the Kids in Passover
    The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening with the Seder, a ritual feast.  Friends and family gather together to retell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...

    'Amistad' replica lends a touch of drama to Connecticut tall ships fest

    By Richard Weizel NEW LONDON, Ct., July 12 (Reuters) - A top draw for some of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to New England's weekend Sailfest was surely the Freedom Schooner Amistad, replica of the United States' most famous slavery vessel,...

    Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'

    Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'
    What remarkable lives they led. The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...