1. The Sue Duncan Children's Center is a non-profit organization on the South Side of Chicago, helping families since 1961. Founded and directed by Sue Duncan, mother of current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the center has maintained a sense of community for thousands of children over the years. Current kids talk about their experiences at the center and how Sue has bettered them and their lives.


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  2. Chicagoans await and celebrate the victory of their hometown hero, Barack Obama, in the presidential election at the Grant Park rally. Experience the event as momentum builds during the day throughout the streets.

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  3. An increasing number of people facing foreclosure are being lured into schemes designed to take advantage of their plight.

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  4. People on the streets of Chicago reveal how the economy will influence their vote. Some Republicans are considering stepping outside party lines.

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  5. Since 1985, Marc Smith has breathed life into words onstage in Chicago. He started what is known as slam poetry—a competitive fusion of live performance with poetry. Now popular across the country, slam poetry has continued to thrive at the Green Mill Jazz Club in Uptown Chicago. Produced by Split Pillow. Directed by Melina Kolb.

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