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2011-04-28 16:01:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) provides an example of how engaged individuals can sustain communities through long lasting stability. Established in 1909 as the Hyde Park branch of the Juvenile Protective League to keep "neglected" children off the streets, the HPNC, one of the oldest independent neighborhood centers, has been continuously servicing Hyde Park and its surrounding areas for over one hundred years. It has survived two wars, the...

2009-03-24 17:00:04

The saga of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is getting weirder with the impeached chief executive filling in for two Chicago radio hosts. Blagojevich, who was removed from office by the Illinois Senate Jan. 29 after he was impeached by the state House, is scheduled to appear on WLS-AM between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday while talk hosts Don Wade and Roma are vacationing, The Chicago Tribune said. The station offered Blagojevich a weekend shift job in January if he agreed to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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