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Central American children sit inside the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-US border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014.   (Photo credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Attorneys Provide Legal Assistance To Immigrant Children

Ashley Huebner, an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center, told the story of one girl, now 18 years old, whose odyssey Huebner says is more or less typical.

07/24/2014

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Study: Third Of Illinois Residents Considered Poor

A new report shows that a third of Illinois population could be considered poor.

01/16/2013

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Best Places To Make Holiday Gift Donations In Chicago

Chicago is abundant in luxury shops and fun winter festivals but it is also packed with those in need this holiday season. Take this opportunity to find a way to help others through a holiday gift donation.

12/21/2012

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Advocates Bemoan Loss Of State’s ‘Transitional Assistance’ Program

Illinois’ “Transitional Assistance” program has helped homeless, disabled and unemployed state residents for years, but now it’s gone away, a victim of the state’s budget shortfall.

CBS 2–07/13/2011