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Minoso, Chicago’s 1st Black MLB Player Dies


Minoso established himself in his first at-bat in the majors in 1951 by hitting a two-run home run. "We have lost our dear friend and a great man," White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said in a release. "Many tears are falling." The medical examiner's office ...

Seton Hall women's basketball captures 1st Big East title


I'm proud of this team." The Pirates (26-4 overall, 15-3 Big East) have the top seed in the Big East Tournament, which tips off March 8 in Chicago. Technically they split the regular-season crown with DePaul, but earn the top spot after having swept the ...

Chicago Bulls: Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final 6 Weeks


Powered by Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and sixth man Louis Williams, this team is for real. The Raptors are tied with Chicago for the East's second-best record, and their 104.4 points per game ranks fifth in the league. The Bulls are 2-0 against the Raptors ...

Chicago Bulls’ Success Now In Jimmy Butler’s Hands


The East is not nearly as deep as its West counterpart ...
and the chance to give Bulls’ fans what they’ve desired since another former shooting guard led Chicago to the promise land so many years ago. Sometimes the greatest things happen when least ...

Guilty verdict in Indiana gang murder conspiracy trial


Juan "Tito" Briseno of East Chicago was found guilty Friday night of conspiring to commit racketeering activity with other gang members in the shooting deaths of five men, according to prosecutors. A federal jury in Hammond found Briseno innocent of ...

Coyotes trade Antoine Vermette to Chicago Blackhawks


Center Antoine Vermette accompanied the Coyotes on their cross-country flight back to Arizona on Saturday after concluding their four-game East Coast road trip with ...
third round (79th overall) in 2011 by Chicago and has been with the team's American ...

East Chicago man convicted of killing 5 in gang conspiracy now faces possible death sentence


The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/1EzH1Bm) Juan "Tito" Briseno of East Chicago was found guilty Friday night of conspiring to commit racketeering activity with other gang members in the shooting deaths of five men, attempted murder of a woman and ...

East Chicago man convicted of killing 5 in gang conspiracy


HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man federal prosecutors say was a high-ranking Imperial Gangster has been found guilty of killing five men while taking part in racketeering activity. The Times of Munster reports Juan “Tito” Briseno of East Chicago was found ...

World famous Chicago pizza institution doubles up with second Houston restaurant: But will the snobs come?


Gino's East — one of Chicago's most famous deep dish pizza institutions — is expanding its reach in the Houston area. Sure, the Chicago-based pizza chain has been in greater Houston since December, when a location opened in Spring by The Woodlands ...

East Chicago posts another year of declining crime


EAST CHICAGO | Overall crime in East Chicago decreased for the third consecutive year in 2014. The 7 percent decline from 2013 totals reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report set another record low for the city, Police Chief Mark Becker said. "The 2014 ...

Live chat transcript: IU basketball’s final stretch, Purdue loss


QUESTION: MODERATOR: Good morning, and welcome to today’s IU sports chat. Thanks for being here. How are you doing this cold, bitter cold, morning? Are you ready to get started? JEREMY: Well, I’m co…

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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR EAST CHICAG

Two years of community college free for responsible students in EAST CHICAGO

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in EAST CHICAGO.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]




  • Filing A Charge of Discrimination on EAST CHICAGO

    If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

    Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

    If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

    If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

    In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

    Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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