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    the trail leads all the way up to the city’s mayor, Rahm Emmanuel. Corruption is one of the major problems Chicago faces and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the face of the corruption that plagues the city. In an article written by Judith Valente, Can Chicago offer a path away from gun violence? She states “More than 2,800 people were shot in Chicago last year, and by December 2015 there had been 417 gun homicides, up almost 20 percent from the previous year.” (Valente) As the country faces mass violence from gangs, a growing problem is the police brutality and the unjustified shootings of unarmed people. The people of Chicago are calling for…

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    Charles Lane Analysis

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    varying levels of sophistication in the three articles “The GOP’s health-care plan goes in the exact wrong direction,” “Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic,” and “Rahm Emanuel gears up for a modern day- Brown v. Board.” Lane supports each of his arguments with ample quantitative facts and figures. In his March 22nd column on the misdirection of the GOP’s proposed healthcare plan, he uses relevant statistics about who uses medicare. To support his claim that there is little to be gained by…

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    The poems Africa and Flying Man by Rabindranath Tagore show the negative effects of man-made destruction. The destruction is the way they have mistreated the people of Africa, as well as changing the way nature used to be, from the peaceful harmonious nature to inventing more modernised technologies, making man seem more arrogant. The focus of the two poems is how man has destroyed the earth with their actions, and the poet does this by using imagery and figurative language. In Africa, Tagore…

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    Helen Keller lived an extraordinary and wonderful life. She never gave up on anything in life, and she always kept trying. In the book, Helen Keller: A Determined Life, Helen stated, “We can do anything we want to do, if we stick to it long enough.” All Helen wanted was to live a normal life, and to have no one think less of her. We should all try to emulate her example of determination and dedication. She is an excellent role model to anyone who thinks they should give up or stop trying. She is…

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    Judge Kaufman Case

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    presided throughout the trial, which began in District Court on March 6. Defense counsel said that they would appeal immediately to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The appeals will act as an automatic stay of execution of the three sentences. Judge Kaufman had directed that the Rosenbergs be put to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in the week beginning on Monday, May 21. Should the Circuit Court decide adversely, defense counsel said an appeal would be…

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    Minimum Wage Problems

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    livability of minimum wage in Chicago, the state of Illinois only provides the minimum amount of assistance needed to get by. As I mentioned before, there is a maximum amount of monetary support that any state government is allowed to provide. Because of this restriction, there is little to no room for minimum wage earners to buy items that are purely wants and not needs, such as entertainment or vacations. I found an article from December 2014 about the minimum wage raise in Chicago. In it,…

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    On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a speech in regards to the violent crimes occurring in Chicago. Mayor Emanuel described the nature of Chicago’s crimes as violent, and gang and gun related. According to Emanuel crime is primarily a gang and gun issue. He says that gangs are emboldened especially because they view gun charges in Chicago as a “joke.” The extent of crime was described as a problem that affects all citizens of Chicago and that the fight against crime is…

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    Employees in the City of Chicago’s Fire Department have received annual salary increases of 8 to 10 percent over the last three years according to Chicago budget data. The fire department employs almost 5,000 people. This year’s average salary for a fire department employee is $96,000. As with most other city departments, the pay scale is top-heavy. Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, the fourth-highest paid city employee, has an annual base salary of almost $203,000. Pension, benefits and…

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    Police Brutality In Jason

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    Emanuel then apologized to the whole city of Chicago about the incident. Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, blames himself for the doing of another person because he owns the city—he feels as if it was his own fault. In my own personal opinion, I feel like this world is going to hell. Day by day, we are slowly heading deeper and deeper into hell. No matter how much we try to make this world a better place, we won’t be. The only time and hope we have, is if every single nation and person comes…

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    SAT scores were shown to be higher among those who were involved in some kind of daily art. Art students also have higher attendance and graduation rates (Surack). “The arts as a core academic subject is essential for a complete and balanced education for all students," said Otha Thornton, president of National PTA (Thornton). Studies have also proven that music education reinforces critical analysis skills, while also enhance problem-solving skills and exercises the memory. Mayor of Chicago…

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