1. Why Arts in Classrooms


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    In this short video, we see first hand how important it is to restore arts education into every grade at every Chicago public school so that every student can benefit. Be Creative: The Campaign for Creative Schools exists for this very purpose.

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    • Jackie Robinson West supporters come out to cheer their team om.


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      Chicago Little League Team, Jackie Robinson West, created a sensation in the South Side Morgan Park Nieghborhood.

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      • 2014 Chicago Polar Plunge Benefiting Special Olympics Chicago


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        On March 2nd, 2014 over 3,200 people including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon braved 10 degree air temps and 32 degree water temps to take the plunge for Special Olympics Chicago in the 14th annual Chicago Polar Plunge. Find out how you can take the plunge and other ways to support the 5,000+ athletes of Special Olympics Chicago by visiting sochicago.org

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        • CTA Blue Line getting a makeover


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          With the Red Line renovations complete, it's now the Blue Line's turn for nearly a half billion dollar makeover. In a press conference at the branch's Logan Square station, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated that ridership on the O'Hare section of the Blue Line has increased 25%--and that it's time to match the growth. This will be the the first overhaul on the Blue Line in 30 years. On the agenda: track work, signal upgrades, improvements to subway tunnels, power upgrades and station remodeling. After everything is said and done, the trip from O'Hare to downtown will be shaved by 10 minutes. Instead of completely shutting down the part of the Blue Line under construction, only sections will be closed at a time during the four year construction period. Any station shutdown will happen overnights and on weekends, with shuttle service in place.

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          • Counting on Progress 2013


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            Celebrate with CEP's champions including Mayor Rahm Emanuel at our annual event held on June 27. Hear stories from our champions who believe in the services CEP provides to low-income families. Meet our 2013 Volunteers of the Year: Cindy Jensen, U.S. Bank and James Creech. Next, meet Sunny Fischer, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Frank Gant, JPMorgan Chase (our 2013 Foundation and Corporate Champions). In addition, CEP honors McDermott Will & Emery with the President's Pro Bono Service Award.

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            • West Wing Week: 02/22/13 or “A Single Sacred Word: Citizen”


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              This week, the President visited his old neighborhood in Chicago, conferred one of the nation's highest civilian honors, met with the President of Italy, and continued to urge Republicans to close tax loopholes for the wealthy to prevent dangerous across-the-board budget cuts that are slated to take effect on March 1st.

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              • Mental Health Protest


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                On May 19th, hundreds of Chicagoans protested Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to close six of the city's 12 public mental health clinics.

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