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Marlon Chamberlain is a husband, father of eight children, a campaign manager at a nonprofit, a college student studying social work and a homeowner in Dolton. Despite all of his success today, Chamberlain is still limited by mistakes he made long ago. to.wttw.com/3fEIim1
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New set. New technology. Same great #ChicagoTonight journalism. The first installment of Permanent Punishment, a series about life with a criminal record. The mayor’s budget address. And boiling down recycling in Chicago. Stream here: to.wttw.com/LiveStream
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Chicago bills itself as a world-class city, but when it comes to recycling, its performance has been less than first-rate. What’s gone wrong? Let’s take a deep dumpster dive with our new WTTW News Explains animated segment. to.wttw.com/3SNaWQc
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New set, graphics, music and website. The Chicago Tonight experience is about to look very different! Join us at 7 pm to see everything in action. #ChicagoTonight #WTTWNews
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Marlon Chamberlain is a husband, father of eight children, a campaign manager at a nonprofit, a college student studying social work and a homeowner in Dolton. Despite all of his success today, Chamberlain is still limited by mistakes he made long ago. to.wttw.com/3fEIim1
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“I was arrested Sept. 25, 2002. I’ll never forget." That arrest led to a conviction and more than 10 years in prison for federal drug crimes. He’s been out of prison for nearly a decade.
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Chamberlain had no idea that once sentenced to do time, he would have "interest" to pay. The “interest” he’s referring to are the 44,000 laws, rules and policies that people with criminal records must follow after being convicted, whether or not they’ve served time in prison.
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In Illinois, an estimated 3.3 million people have criminal records, including everything from an arrest to years in prison. In the state alone, there are 1,300 laws that prevent people with criminal records from fully participating in society.
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Chamberlain knows this because he runs @FullyFreeIL, an effort to unroll just some of the state laws that impact people with criminal records. Tune in tonight to learn more about Chamberlain's story on 'Chicago Tonight' at 7 p.m. to.wttw.com/3fEIim1
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Advocates are working to support people with criminal records as they reenter their communities.    Here is a list of area organizations that provide support to those who need it.   to.wttw.com/3roIMzs
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“Bring Chicago Home” called on Mayor Lightfoot and alderpeople to back a ballot that would raise the Real Estate Transfer Tax on properties over $1 million by 1.9%. Advocates say it would only affect 4% of properties and bring in $160 million a year. to.wttw.com/3CtUTla
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Monday’s session is the first time new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court’s first Black female justice, will participate in arguments. The public is back for the first time since the court closed in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. to.wttw.com/3dZAcEq
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Tonight, we explore how Marlon Chamberlain, a husband, father, activist and formerly incarcerated, found permanent solutions to permanent punishments through the Heartland Alliance’s Fully Free campaign. Tune in @ 7 p.m. to Chicago Tonight for our new series Permanent Punishment
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Theaters have seen the effects of changing consumption behavior play out, with audiences no longer feeling inclined to commit to specific theaters and would rather explore their options whenever they feel like watching live art. to.wttw.com/3EgrM66
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) retweeted
Can’t wait! 🗣️🎙️👏🏾
Today at 11:20am, @BrandisFriedman and Marlon Chamberlain from @FullyFreeIL join us on WBEZ.org/live to discuss how some Illinois laws continue to punish formerly incarcerated people after they leave prison.
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) retweeted
“Housing is a human right, Lightfoot will not stop our fight!” Just as Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget address is set to start, housing activists have set up tents in the lobby of City Hall. They’re the “51st Ward,” comprising 65,611 homeless Chicagoans @wttw
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