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Family seeks answers after 8th grader’s murder

Family seeks answers after 8th grader’s murder

Rocio Alvarado wonders if anyone will be charged with the shooting death of her 14-year-old brother. An unknown assailant shot Alejandro “Alex” Jaime May 18, 2012, as he rode his bike with a friend near his family’s home in Brighton Park just two weeks before the family had planned to move to a safer neighborhood. […]

Lack of Funding, Concern Halts Restoration of Historic Edgar Miller Sculptures

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Lack of Funding, Concern Halts Restoration of Historic Edgar Miller Sculptures

In the middle of an open field—the former site of the Jane Addams Homes housing development–white tents surrounded the cracked remains of seven crumbling limestone sculptures as guests snapped photos and discussed the future of the objects. The 2007 ceremony was organized to celebrate the forthcoming restoration of the Edgar Miller“Animal Court” sculptures from the […]

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Local Businesses React To Occupy Chicago’s Impact

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Local Businesses React To Occupy Chicago’s Impact

After 48 days of protesting, it’s tough to say what kind of impact the Occupy Chicago movement has had—at least on businesses along demonstration routes, that is.

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Little Italy Residents Express Mixed Feelings On Public Housing Museum

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Little Italy Residents Express Mixed Feelings On Public Housing Museum

The first housing project in Chicago, the Jane Addams Homes, opened in 1938 as part of the Roosevelt administration’s Public Works Administration Act, a program aimed at creating jobs and reviving the economy in response to the Great Depression. Plans for a museum have been in motion since December of 2006 when the CHA’s Central Advisory Council first proposed the museum and set a goal to open the museum’s doors by 2012. But the plan’s momentum has been drawn almost to a halt by community disapproval and a lack of funding, according to Chris Provenzano, a spokesman for the University Village Association.

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Una Mae’s Brings Out The Fashionista’s Freak

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Una Mae’s Brings Out The Fashionista’s Freak

Nancy Becker roams through tables and racks filled with clothing and accessories, making sure each piece is laying or hanging just right.  She greets her customers with a pleasant grin, inviting them into her store–a little piece of herself. Becker owns Una Mae’s Freak Boutique, a unique shopping destination at 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave. in […]

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Wicker Park Residents Voice Concerns Over Homeless And Graffiti

Wicker Park residents told police last month that they are tired of being harassed by the homeless on sidewalks, especially outside of convenient stores. The police met with residents during a Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy meeting for beat 1424 at the Wicker Park Field House, where they said there were already plans in motion to […]

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CDOT Plans Reroute Of Dangerous Intersection

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CDOT Plans Reroute Of Dangerous Intersection

The Chicago Department of Transportation  proposed a project that will improve traffic congestion at the intersection of Damen, Elston and Fullerton Avenues Wednesday. CDOT officials said the intersection is one of the most congested intersections in the city,  and it’s one of the top 10 collision areas. Officials said it can take drivers up to […]

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