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Katrina Pavlik (Board Chair), founder of Breastfeed Chicago, M.Ed., postpartum doula, certified lactation specialist. “My dream for Chicago is that it will become the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the country. Not only will new moms get the help and support they need from their health care providers, but they will benefit from an extensive breastfeeding-support network. Moms will be seen breastfeeding their children anywhere, anytime… and it will be considered a normal, natural way of feeding our children.”
In 2011, Katrina Pavlik created a closed Facebook group to invite
people to start a conversation about breastfeeding in Chicago. Within six
hours, it had grown to 400 people. "I saw a need for a community that
could discuss how to make Chicago more breastfeeding friendly. From the Facebook group, we expanded and added the Breastfeed, Chicago! blog and resource list.
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I Heard Chicago Crying was influenced by the Don’t shoot I want to live campaign taking place in Chicago. It is an outcry from our children begging to once again be able to play freely in the streets, parks and their own front yards without fear of being shot. Many have spoken but few have listened. Now that our children are crying out, it is definitely time to listen and make some changes. Our children are crying out all over the nation. I Heard Chicago Crying gives them another voice. Its purpose is to make us more aware of the current issues with gun violence and give us hope to end this horrific trend. It is time to get real America! Gun violence isn’t just an issue in Chicago or overseas. We see it every day on the news, shootings in elementary schools, high schools, college campuses and drive-bys. It isn’t even safe to take a jog anymore. We blame gangs, bullies, presidents, the government, hunters and the internet. When will we realize responsibility falls on all of us? You may not be pulling the trigger but you’re ignoring that it’s being done. Wake up! Educate yourself on what’s happening out here. Open your eyes and turn off the denial. Make yourself aware of who and what your children are listening to and watching. Stay in tune with whatever may be an influence to them. This is a collection of short stories and poetry influenced by real life events and individual’s stories. This is dedicated to our children.
The Bears (5-9) host the Detroit Lions (10-4) in a game that can help determine the NFC North race. The Lions are a game ahead of the Green Bay Packers, and can clinch the division today with a win and a Packer loss. The Bears close out their home portion of a very disappointing season by changing quarterbacks against one of the top rated defenses in the NFL. Jimmy Claussen will have his hands full with a Detroit front four led by the best defensive tackle in the league. Can the Bears look competative? Will the Lions keep their foot on the gas? We break it all down after the game.
"While the center of the city has flourished tremendously, we need to see the same vitality in Chicago neighborhoods and promised to hire 1,000 new police officers.There really is a contrast between the central business district and the neighborhoods,the editorial board. "Over the past few years in particular the contrast has sharpened. ... The neighborhoods have been left behind."said Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
As the mayor sat in the middle, his four challengers sat feet away, repeating a theme that Emanuel was more focused on downtown, and not so much on Chicago neighborhoods.
"Emanuel closed 50 schools, he has closed the mental health clinics in Chicago," said William "Dock" Walls.
Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, had a chance to make headlines. He promised me before the debate that he wouldn't "back down" from his allegations earlier in the week that the mayor all but killed an investigation into a strong-arm robbery of Rahm's teenage son.
A new poll released Monday by Ogden & Fry, conducting weekly polls for the mayoral race, it appeared Garcia could force a run-off election.The poll showed Emanuel with a clear lead and 39.5 percent of the vote, Garcia with 18 percent, Wilson with 11.1 percent and Fioretti with 7.5 percent.
The Victory Research poll of 806 “likely Chicago voters,” showed Emanuel leading with 36.4 percent of the vote. Fioretti was in second with 18.2 percent of the vote and Garcia in third at 12 percent. Wilson and William “Dock” Walls followed in fourth and fifth place with 8.6 percent and 0.9 percent,here was a margin of error of 3.45 percent.
The Chicago Bulls announced Derrick Rose had an MRI which showed a medial meniscus tear of the right knee that will require surgery. A timetable for Rose’s recovery will be given following his surgery.
That leaves Chicago with Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich as the current options at point guard.
Nate Robinson is an intriguing option for Chicago on the free agent market. Robinson played well for the Bulls during the 2013 playoffs where he averaged 16.3 points per game.
With that in mind, Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops.com joined Yahoo! Sports Radio and host Anthony Pepe to discuss the immediate future for Derrick Rose, whom the Chicago Bulls will target as a potential replacement and the future of coach Tom Thibodeau.
On this episode of Red Light Sports Network's Chicago Bears Breakdown, hosted by Lucas Wimmer (@LucasAWimmer), the Packers' route of the Bears will be discussed. What went wrong and what needs to be improved will be covered, and next week's matchup with the Carolina Panthers will be touched on as well. What to expect from Jared Allen, Kyle Fuller and the rest of the Bears' defense will be another topic, as well as the weekly stock watch.
Ever wonder where Gospel music, as we know it, started? Was it Mississippi or Georgia, Texas or somewhere in Ohio? Could it have been Chicago, Illinois?
Well, we did too and to answer that question you would need a historian. Someone who has studied long and hard with a passion for truth and is qualified to shed light on this topic by sharing their knowledge, research and experience. We found several individuals and tonight’s guest is one of them.
Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. “Gospel Memories,” a radio program of classic gospel, spiritual, and jubilee music, airs on Chicago’s WLUW-FM.
Bob writes about classic and contemporary gospel music as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gospel Music (www.journalofgospelmusic.com). The website, formerly known as The Black Gospel Blog, was nominated for a Rhythm of Gospel Award in 2013.
Bob’s work has been published widely in reference books and His first book, “A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music”, will be published in March 2015 by the University of Illinois Press - Music in American Life Series.
Join Host Petula Beckles as Bob shares his wealth of Gospel Music knowledge with us tonight.
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Join co-hosts Eric Lamb and Brian Draus, as they welcome former Chicago Cub outfielder, and current St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Derrick May, to the program! We will talk to Derrick about the Cubs, White Sox, Cardinals, and other teams offseason moves, and get his opinion on how a number of teams, and players, look going into 2015! What should we expect in the various division races? How does he think teams like the Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Blue Jays, Padres, Dodgers, and other teams will do? Who will have break out years? What young players has he seen in the minor leagues that may be ready to make an impact at the MLB level in 2015?! Join us for all of this and more, on this weeks edition of Baseball Week In Review Chicago Style!