April , 2019

President Barack Obama Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando James S. Brady Press Briefing Room President Barack ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) delivered remarks during the Congressional Commemoration ...
Kirk Is First Republican to Meet with President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee U.S. Senator Mark Kirk ...
  Illinois Veterans’ Home in LaSalle hosted a Welcome Home celebration   LaSalle, IL - Vietnam War Veterans ...
     Drunk driving fatalities remain consistent; police aim to save lives CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois ...
By Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated Pictured recently posted by Lebron ...
    The Best Indie Tracks, Yesterday, Today & Forever; Got Gospel?   Fourteen Track Compilation Features Tunes ...
  (From The Better Business Bureau)     CHICAGO, IL - It's almost Mother's Day and whether ordering flowers, shopping ...
  Student rocketeers from 28 states andD.C.will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes, ...
Introducing The "Great Women At Play" Subscription Package: Five Plays for the price of four, ...

Archive for October, 2013

Suburban police officer charged in lock-up incident

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Suburban police officer charged in lock-up incident

A Skokie police officer has been arrested and is facing felony criminal charges in connection with an incident in which the officer is captured on videotape forcibly shoving a female arrestee into a jail cell resulting in significant injuries to the woman including facial fractures that required reconstructive surgery as well as vision and dental problems, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced.

Michael Hart, 43, of Gurnee, Illinois, was charged today with the felony offenses of Aggravated Battery and Official Misconduct in connection with the incident. Hart will appear in bond court today at the George Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. He has been employed as a full time Skokie police officer since 1994.

According to prosecutors, the incident occurred on the morning of March 10, 2013 at the Skokie Police Department, where Hart was on duty and assisting in the fingerprinting and photographing of a 47-year-old female who was in custody after having been arrested by Skokie police officers on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol earlier that morning.

During the booking process Hart “became irate” with the female detainee when she repeatedly disregarded his command to look at a specific location on a camera lens in order to allow him to take an arrest and booking photo of the defendant.

After the woman disobeyed Hart’s final command, the officer grabbed her forcibly by the arm and pulled her towards an open detention cell. At the entrance of the cell, the detainee attempted to use both hands to grasp the sides of the doorway, regain her balance and request that she have another opportunity to be photographed. At that point, Officer Hart, who was behind the detainee, is alleged to have put both of his hands on the woman’s back and pushed her forcefully into the cell.

According to prosecutors, the force of the shove propelled the woman across the cell causing her face and head to slam into an unpadded concrete bench. The face-first impact with the concrete fractured the woman’s right orbital bone, loosened some of her teeth and opened a deep cut on her cheek. The orbital fracture required reconstructive surgery during which a titanium plate was inserted in the woman’s cheek. She also suffers vision and dental problems as a result of the incident.

All of the events were captured and recorded by video surveillance cameras mounted throughout the Skokie police station.

“It is a sad and difficult day in law enforcement when an incident such as this occurs and criminal charges are warranted,” said State’s Attorney Alvarez. “We recognize that police officers have difficult jobs and work under challenging circumstances, but every law enforcement officer holds his or her powers through the public trust and this senseless act constitutes a violation of that trust.”

The investigation was conducted by the State’s Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Bureau as part of ongoing efforts to monitor and investigate police misconduct and public corruption. If convicted, Hart faces a sentence that ranges from a term of probation to up to five years in prison. State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked the Skokie Police Department for their cooperation in the investigation.

The public is reminded that criminal charging documents contain allegations that are not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Alderman Thomas/Saint Sabina to hold free Obamacare workshop Saturday

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Alderman Thomas/Saint Sabina to hold free Obamacare workshop Saturday

By Chinta Strausberg

In an effort to de-mystify the Obamacare program, AldermanLatasha R. Thomas (17th) in conjunction with Saint Sabina is holding a free informational workshop, Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Saint Sabina Church, 1210 W. 78th Place.

According to Keevin Woods, chief of staff, Alderman Thomas’ chief of staff, the purpose of the workshop, which will be held in the McMahon Hall, is “to inform the public about the Obamacare program and how it works and the impact it has on them.

“We want people to learn what the new Illinois health insurance market can do and to earn about new coverage options and who qualifies,” explained Woods. He said there will be navigators present to help people walk through the website and to answer any questions.

Phil Hunter, director of Saint Sabina’s Community Employment, said the purpose is to “get the information out about the Act and the upcoming deadline for enrollment which is March 31, 2014. “We are more concerned that it is mandated by law to have coverage” and helping people “navigate the markets. This is a free informational workshop,” Hunter said.

Alderman Thomas’ workshop comes at a time when President Barack Obama’s Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on the hot seat with congress after testifying before a House and Commerce Committee.

With negative headlines about the inoperability of the website, HealthCare.gov, and constant bashing by Republicans who want the program scrapped, Sebelius testified that she told the President the site was ready based on staff’s assertions, according to a recent CNN report. President Obama has vowed to fix the site “ASAP.”

Alderman Thomas’ free workshop will help some people understand how to matriculate through the website so they can secure affordable health care before the March deadline.

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.

Attorney General Madigan reminds families to check Sex Offender Registry to plan safe trick-or-treat routes

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Attorney General Madigan reminds families to check Sex Offender Registry to plan safe trick-or-treat routes

CHICAGO, IL – As Halloween approaches, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reminded parents to check the state’s sex offender registry (www.isp.state.il.us) and with their local law enforcement agency before determining trick-or-treat routes for their children. This week, Madigan’s office will assist local law enforcement agencies in conducting compliance checks on registered sex offenders through her Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team (I-SORT) to ensure safe neighborhoods for children and their families as they venture out for the holiday.

“Our compliance checks verify that offenders actually live where they claim to so we can ensure the registry continues to serve as a useful tool for parents,” Madigan said. “I encourage families to check the registry before they head out on Halloween to help them plan safe trick-or-treating routes for their children.”

Madigan noted that Illinois law prohibits sex offenders on parole, mandatory supervised release or probation from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween. To improve Illinois’ Sex Offender Registry and increase the compliance rate of registered sex offenders, Madigan created the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team (I-SORT) in 2003 and launched a statewide public awareness campaign to educate Illinoisans about the registry and the information available on the site.

Madigan’s office also established a toll-free hotline – 1-888-41-ISORT – which the public and law enforcement can call with questions and with tips about non-compliant sex offenders. As of October 2013, there are more than 26,000 registered sex offenders in Illinois.

CPS students to “Go Zombie” at CPS Headquarters and City Hall to protest death of Chicago Education

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on CPS students to “Go Zombie” at CPS Headquarters and City Hall to protest death of Chicago Education

CHICAGO, IL – This Friday, November 1st, Chicago Public School students will be “going zombie” to represent the death of Chicago’s public education system. They will march at 4 P.M. from CPS Headquarters, at 125 S. Clark St., to City Hall where they will request a meeting with Mayor Emanuel. They are demanding that CPS funding given to charter schools be re-allocated to public schools, a democratically elected board of education, and that the TIF surplus be used for public education.

“Chicago Public Schools has not been supporting the students of Chicago lately. Instead of gaining an education these students are risking their lives on dangerous walks to new, more distant schools. The children who attend these CPS schools have been left to choose between their education and their own safety,” says Nidalis Burgos, Sophomore at Lincoln Park High School and member of the Chicago Student Union.

It’s clear what Rahm Emanuel’s ‘ideal Chicago’ looks like – a city without real public education, says the Chicago Student Union. Chicago is becoming the hub for privatization in the Midwest, and students will not stay quiet while funds dedicated to their education are being spent in the private sector. These ridiculous investments are killing the students! We have become zombies within the classroom! It’s time for the student voice to be heard.

Students from over 10 Chicago Public Schools are organizing under the banner of the Chicago Student Union, a student-led organization dedicated to amplifying student voice and engaging students in educational activism.

On Halloween, Senators Kirk and Shaheen highlight need to reform Sugar Industry’s sweet deal

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on On Halloween, Senators Kirk and Shaheen highlight need to reform Sugar Industry’s sweet deal

Halloween cards sent to Senate offices highlight wasteful program, cost to jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Halloween as a backdrop, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are highlighting flaws with the sugar price support program that must be addressed on behalf of consumers and small businesses. The bipartisan duo sent Halloween Cards to every member of the Senate today that stress the importance of reforming the outdated sugar program by emphasizing the negative economic impacts of the current policy.

Currently, the United States controls the price of sugar causing businesses in sugar using industries to pay at times twice the price for sugar as their foreign counterparts, while at other times requiring U.S. taxpayers to bail out the industry.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has estimated that for every sugar growing job saved through high sugar prices, approximately three manufacturing jobs are lost.

“The antiquated, anti-competitive sugar price support program costs the federal government millions of dollars every month and costs our economy jobs,” said Kirk, who maintains the famous Senate Candy Desk with candy stocked from Illinois companies, which employ over 3,000 workers. “It’s time we end this unfair pricing scheme that protects a select few sugar growers unnecessarily. Our bill offers a commonsense solution to help to bring the 125,000 skilled manufacturing jobs that were forced abroad by this program back to the US where they belong.”

“Halloween provides a disturbing reminder of sugar’s sweet deal,” said Shaheen. “Sugar is the most tightly controlled commodity market in our country, and this outdated policy is costing our country jobs and hurting our economy.  I’m working with Senator Kirk to fix this broken program that costs an estimated three manufacturing jobs for every sugar growing job saved and has cost consumers and businesses as much as $14 billion between 2008 and today.”

Senators Kirk and Shaheen have rallied bipartisan, bicameral support behind their legislation, the Sugar Reform Act of 2013, which aims to reform the outdated sugar program in order to protect jobs and small businesses. The bill specifically reforms domestic supply restrictions, lowers price support levels, and ensures adequate sugar supplies at reasonable prices. The legislation would roll back provisions that unfairly benefit a small group of sugar growers and processors at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. During recent Farm Bill debate Kirk and Shaheen’s legislation received strong bipartisan support but was ultimately not passed by Congress.

Analysts estimate that more than $250 million taxpayer dollars have been spent on the sugar program over the past four months and U.S. candy makers continue to shift production overseas because foreign rivals are able to offer better pricing. Between 1997 and 2011, over 125,000 American jobs were lost in sugar-using industries.

Fake Affordable Care Act Websites target consumers for Identity Theft, says Better Business Bureau

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Fake Affordable Care Act Websites target consumers for Identity Theft, says Better Business Bureau

CHICAGO, ILComputer hackers are creating phony Affordable Care Act (ACA) websites and are asking for consumers’ personal information, such as social security and bank account numbers. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns consumers to never give out personal information on the Internet before confirming that the website is run by the government.

“Since the Affordable Care Act is still new and confusing to some consumers, it is hard for consumers to distinguish reliable versus bogus websites,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “It is important to only trust official legitimate government websites.”

Bernas noted that it is tricky to distinguish fake ACA websites from legitimate sites, because in addition to the ACA’s official website, there are legitimate sites run by individual states.

“Over 50 million consumers will be eligible for insurance covered by the Affordable Care Act according to government information,” he said. “With this huge number, scammers see opportunities. Consumers need to be even more careful to protect their personal information.”

The BBB recommends the following these tips to avoid fake Affordable Care Act websites:

  • Don’t use a Google search for help. Go to the government’s official website instead, which can lead you to websites owned by individual state governments. The official website is www.healthcare.gov
  • Ignore unsolicited phone calls or emails.If a government official calls or emails asking for your information, don’t respond to the email or hang up the phone. The government never solicits consumers for personal information.
  • Check for a digital certificate. This is the website’s way of proving it is an official ACA website and won’t steal your personal information.

For more tips and information about scams, visit www.bbb.org

Astor House tenants fight back this week

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Astor House tenants fight back this week

In the next week, Astor House residents – who are still fighting for their rights as tenants more than a year after their building was purchased by BJB Properties — will seek to make their voices heard through two events.

Today, tenants and supporters from Northside Action for Justice and Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction will converge downtown to march for tenants’ rights and affordable housing, and announce the next steps in their fight.  They will meet at 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza for a march and 10 a.m. press conference.

On Sunday Nov. 3, tenants and activists will seek to hold BJB Properties accountable for its deplorable actions toward tenants. Details of the event will be announced by Sunday morning.
“As we mark a year since BJB began their campaign of gentrification in this building, we see the same story of forced move-outs and homelessness happening all over the city,” tenant Melvin Jennings says. “But we will continue to fight for affordable housing and tenants’ rights.”:
Since BJB bought the Astor House property at 1246 W. Pratt in fall 2012, it has evicted dozens of tenants, and a number of them have ended up in shelters and on the streets.

Even as the building’s property manager claimed tenants were being evicted so the company could make repairs, he rented apartments to new tenants — who found the same mice, bedbugs and roaches that BJB had ignored when tenants complained about them months earlier.

“We were tricked,” says former Astor House tenant Sarah Weinman, who broke her lease just weeks after moving in. “Management never told us about the faulty elevators, the building code violations, or the problems with hot water and heat. No tenant should have to live in these circumstances.”

Goodman Theatre announces the full line-up for its 10th Annual New Stages: Two workshop productions and three staged readings (December 7-22); including a “Professionals Weekend” (December 13-15)

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on Goodman Theatre announces the full line-up for its 10th Annual New Stages: Two workshop productions and three staged readings (December 7-22); including a “Professionals Weekend” (December 13-15)

Festival celebrates Latino Playwrights, includes new work from Kristoffer Diaz, Martin Zimmerman, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Charise Castro Smith and Jose Rivera

CHICAGO, IL – Goodman Theatre announces the complete line-up for its 2013 New Stages festival, this year celebrating Latino playwrights. Three staged readings—The Rooster Room by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith and Another Word for Beauty by José Rivera—complement the previously-announced two fully-staged workshop productions, The Upstairs Concierge by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz and The Solid Sand Below by former Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit member Martín Zimmerman. The free annual series also includes a “Professionals Weekend” (Dec 13 – 15) during which theatergoers can experience all five plays over three days; in addition, industry professionals can join a Friday night reception, a Saturday lunchtime roundtable discussion with the artists, special “Lounge Nights” on Friday and Saturday, as well as discounted rates at the Goodman’s Preferred Hotel Partner, Kimpton. Industry professionals can RSVP at GoodmanTheatre.org/Professionals. New Stages runs December 7 – 22, 2013; “Professionals Weekend” is December 13-15; tickets are free, but reservations are required: 312.443.3800, GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages or visit the box office (170 N. Dearborn). A New Stages calendar and more information about the series’ plays and artists follows.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support this remarkable group of playwrights. More than half of the plays featured in this year’s festival are Goodman commissions, and we’re proud that our ongoing support of Latino voices has resulted in such an exciting and varied festival of new work,” said Director of New Play Development Tanya Palmer. “With ‘Professionals Weekend,’ we aim to make the Goodman a destination for theater professionals and to share these important new plays with our colleagues around the country.”

Approximately one third of the plays developed in the New Stages festival have gone on to receive full productions at the Goodman or other leading U.S. theaters. All three plays featured in the 2013/2014 Owen season (Smokefall by Noah Haidle, Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson and Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley) were developed in past New Stages festivals, and plays like The Convert by Danai Gurira and Ruined by Lynn Nottage began as readings in New Stages and went on to receive full productions at the Goodman and at theaters around the country including Manhattan Theatre Club, Center Theatre Group, McCarter Theater Center, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company and many more. Playwrights featured in the festival have included Pulitzer Prize winners Lynn Nottage, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Nilo Cruz, as well as rising stars Christopher Shinn, Tanya Saracho and Thomas Bradshaw.

With the expansion of the festival in 2011 to include fully-staged workshop productions—an investment in new plays that provides writers with three weeks of rehearsal, design elements and nine public performances—New Stages offers the Goodman the opportunity to collaborate with a new generation of designers, including sound designer and composer Mikhail Fiksel and lighting designer Jesse Klug. Director and former Maggio Fellow Joanie Schultz, who makes her Goodman mainstage debut this season with Venus in Fur, first directed for the Goodman during New Stages.

The Goodman is grateful to those who make it possible to offer the series free of charge. The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation is the supporter of New Stages. Time Warner Foundation is the Lead Supporter of New Play Development. The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is the Major Supporter of New Play Development. The Glasser and Rosenthal Family and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust are Supporters of New Work Development. The Joyce Foundation is the Principal Supporter of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives.

State’s Attorney announces tips for trick-or-treating

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on State’s Attorney announces tips for trick-or-treating

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is offering tips to help keep children safe while enjoying the time-honored tradition of trick or treating this year. The office has compiled a list of safety precautions to aid parents and ensure a healthy and Happy Halloween for everyone.

· Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks.

· Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.

· Young children should always trick-or-treat with an adult and no one should ever trick-or-treat alone.

· Do not allow children to eat candy until it has been inspected by a trustworthy adult, and never allow children to eat homemade treats or unpackaged foods.

· Never let your children enter a home unless you are with them.

· Be sure to tell children not to approach any vehicle unless you are with them.

· Make sure your children have a way to stay in contact with you and teach them how to call 911.

Trick or treating is being held at various times throughout Cook County on Thursday, October 31st. Parents are encouraged to take their children out early to take advantage of daylight hours. Many communities suggest only taking children to houses with illuminated outside lights, in order to respect the privacy of homeowners and for the safety of the children.

“Give Thanks, Give Food” with Chicago Trolley and the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 2nd Annual Food Drive

Posted by Admin On October - 31 - 2013 Comments Off on “Give Thanks, Give Food” with Chicago Trolley and the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 2nd Annual Food Drive

Chicago Trolley Offers $5 Off the Explore Chicago Ticket for Patrons who Donate
A Non-Perishable Food Item at the Magnificent Mile Trolley Stop November 1 – November 24

CHICAGO, IL—Chicago Trolley Co. gives back this holiday season with the 2nd annual “Give Thanks, Give Food” food drive supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Trolley patrons are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to the Magnificent Mile Trolley stop (401 N. Michigan) November 1 – 24 and will receive $5 off the regular price of an Explore Chicago ticket to Chicago Trolley’s Signature Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.  For more information, visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call 773-648-5000.

“Chicago Trolley aims to fill an entire trolley with non-perishable items in order to give back to the city that we tour each and every day,” said President of Chicago Trolley Co. Jim Schwartz. “On Monday, November 25, it will be our privilege to have Chicago Trolley employees deliver all collected food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.”

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.

The Signature Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour covers 13 miles with 13 stops, giving patrons the option of visiting Chicago’s hottest retail, cultural and family attractions. Among the stops on the Signature Tour are Skydeck Chicago, the famed museum campus (Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium), the historic Chicago Theater, Millennium Park, Water Tower Place, The Art Institute, Navy Pier and the John Hancock Observatory. The full downtown tour is approximately two hours riding time, with all day access to hop on and off. Tours operate daily with vehicles departing the designated stops every 25-30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round. The last boarding call is 4 p.m. daily during the winter months. There are no tours Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Explore Chicago Tickets are $45 for adults; $40 for seniors (65+) and military personnel and $17 for children 11 and under (children under 3 ride free). Tickets can be purchased from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker red-vested tickets sales agents posted in multiple locations throughout the city or online at www.chicagotrolley.com. Riders will save 10% off of regular rates when purchasing tickets in advance online.

Holiday Lights Tour
Beginning November 29, the “Holiday Lights Tour” is a lightly narrated 2 ½ hour tour showcasing the best of Chicago’s holiday lights and sights. Passengers will ride a festive Trolley, (named after reindeer, friends of the North Pole and even Santa himself), and have time to hop off at both the Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo and the Christkindlmarket, a traditional German American holiday market with distinctive crafts, artistic glass ornaments, delicious sweets and holiday food and drinks. Passengers will also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and a brownie provided by Hershey’s Chocolate.

Holiday Lights Tour Schedule and Ticketing Information
The “Holiday Lights Tour” runs Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 22 (excluding December 23 – 25) and every day December 26 – December 31, with three departure times at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The tour departs from The John Hancock Plaza tree located at Michigan Avenue and Delaware Streets. Tours hold 32 passengers each and tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance online at www.chicagotrolley.com. A limited number of tickets may be available on the day of the tour at the Delaware St. Chicago Trolley kiosk. Advance purchase online is recommended to guarantee seating. Tickets are $29 for adults and $19 for children (3-11).

The “Holiday Lights Tour” is also available as a private charter (32 person group maximum Trolley capacity).  The Trolley will pick up passengers at any desired location in Chicago or the suburbs. You can customize your tour to go anywhere you want. To book a Holiday Lights Tour as a private charter, please visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call 773-648-5000.

About Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company
Founded in 1994, this unique transportation company has entertained and informed millions of locals and visitors on their all-day sightseeing tours and private charters such as corporate charters, college event transportation, pub crawls, weddings and more.  The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. offers a unique and professional transportation service to entertain clients or guests that seek insider’s tips on the best of Chicago, or for interesting travel options to transport business and social groups. The affiliated Coach USA companies also provide deluxe motor coach charter service to destinations throughout North America if that is required. The popular tour company has earned two Chicago Visitor’s Choice Awards, including honors for Chicago’s Best Tours/Transportation and for Best Service.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts