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New Gallery in Wicker Park

New Gallery in Wicker Park

If you’ve walked by 1418 West Division lately, you may have thought that someone is trying to turn Wicker Park into Jurassic Park. And you’re right, well… sort of. This month Chicago native, Justin Markin, opened the doors of his Wicker Park Gallery, Grand Bizzare. “I hate the galleries who snub you as soon as […]

South Loop Schools Face Overcrowding Challenge

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South Loop Schools Face Overcrowding Challenge

The new Jones College Preparatory High School building will add 300 seats to the Chicago Public School district, but what about the kids who won’t be sitting in those chairs? “Our current capacity is 800. I’ve got about 850, so we’re crowded,” said Joseph Powers, principal at Jones College Prep, located at 606 S. State St. Currently […]

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Fosco Park Revamp Falls Short for Some Community Members

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Fosco Park Revamp Falls Short for Some Community Members

The Chicago Park District and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) unveiled plans for a new Fosco Park at 1313 S. Throop St., but not all the residents at the May 2 meeting were pleased. The plans presented at the meeting for the revamped Fosco Park included a large green space, an assortment of trees and park […]

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Drug Expulsions On the Rise at Jones College Prep

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Drug Expulsions On the Rise at Jones College Prep

A recent influx of drug expulsions prompted a school council meeting at Jones College Prep on April 12. “We’ve seen a fairly drastic increase in drug-related expulsions,” said Dr. Joseph Powers, principal at Jones. “More specifically, a huge upsurge within the last year.” Jones College Prep has seen enough of a drastic increase in drug-related […]

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