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Jun

2018

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

Author: Editor

The small shelter along the Texas border to Mexico held 60 beds and a little playground for children. Rooms were equipped with toys, books and crayons. To Colleen Kraft, this shelter looked, in many ways, like a friendly environment for children, a place where they could be happy.

But the first child who caught the prominent pediatrician’s attention during a recent visit was anything but happy. Inside a room dedicated to toddlers was a little girl no older than 2, screaming and pounding her fists on a mat. One woman tried to give her toys and books to calm her down, but even that shelter worker seemed frustrated, Kraft told The Washington Post, because as much as she wanted to console the little girl, she couldn’t touch, hold or pick her up to let her know everything would be all right. That was the rule, Kraft said she was told: They’re not allowed to touch the children.

“The really devastating thing was that we all knew what was going on with this child. We all knew what the problem was,” Kraft said. “She didn’t have her mother, and none of us can fix that.”

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May

2018

Judge David Garcia Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Juliet's Tavern

205 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432

 

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May

2018

Sen. Pat McGuire Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

IBEW Local 176 -- 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet, IL 60431

 

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Apr

2018

State Sen. Michael Hastings Golf Outing Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

7:00 am check-in

8:00 am shotgun start

 

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Dec

2016

The Trump Promise Tracker

Author: Editor

The Fact Checker is pleased to announce the launch of its very first presidential promise tracker: the Trump Promise Tracker.

Since the Fact Checker was relaunched in 2011, we had missed the start of President Obama’s term, and so it was too late to track his 2008 promises. But, with a new president, we can start afresh.

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made more than 280 promises, though many were contradictory or just uttered in a single campaign event. So that posed a conundrum: What would be a good list of promises to track that Trump was really serious about? We did not think it would be fair to rate a promise that might have been tossed out without much serious discussion by the candidate and his staff.

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