Archive for December 2018

Alderman Candidate Theresa Siaw Passionate About Holiday Giving, Combating Violence

Alderman Candidate Theresa Siaw Passionate About Holiday Giving, Combating Violence

Local activist and candidate for 26th Ward Alderman Theresa Siaw is extremely passionate about both philanthropy and combating violence in Chicago. If you're a loyal reader of the Patriotic Dissenter on the Chicago Now network, then you are obviously well aware of how strongly committed we are to combatting gun violence in our communities.

Thus, when the opportunity arose to have an exclusive conversation with Siaw, we were eager to hear and then help spread her message. The Theresa Siaw Foundation and Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. (go here for an exclusive with him) hosted a meet and greet and collected items for Cradles to Crayons at Homiey in Humboldt Park this past Friday night. 

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U2 Frontman Bono Speaking About AIDS, Poverty in Chicago

U2 Frontman Bono Speaking About AIDS, Poverty in Chicago

Bono is one of those extremely rare individuals who has succeeded at an elite level in not just one, but two professions. The Dublin born front man for rock band U2 is just as accomplished an activist as he is a musician.

Born Paul David Hewson in 1960, Bono has received numerous plaudits, including honorary British knighthood and the Time Magazine “Person of the Year” award, for his efforts bringing awareness to important social issues.

As the co-founder of sister organizations ONE and (RED), Bono will be in town Thursday night to speak about the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa to the Economic Club of Chicago at the Hilton Towers...