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I'm a student in the graduate journalism program at Columbia College. I also write for Gozamos and I edit for Sixty Inches From Center.
Historic Prentice Hospital Still Stands Despite Demolition Plans

Historic Prentice Hospital Still Stands Despite Demolition Plans

Threatened with demolition last year, Prentice Women’s Hospital in the Gold Coast neighborhood is still standing and preservationists have stepped up their campaign to keep it that way. Northwestern University has plans to tear down the building designed by renowned Chicago architect Bertrand Goldbergand construct a new research center on the site. A coalition of […]

Artists Get Creative with their Funding

Artists and organizations are paying it forward and using skills they’ve learned during tough economic times to teach other artists to get creative about building networks and financing their projects. As a result of a “significant” special grant from the Illinois Arts Council, Executive Director of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition Carolina Jayaram, said her organization […]

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Mayor Wants to Cut City Mental Health Clinics in Half

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Mayor Wants to Cut City Mental Health Clinics in Half

  The Chicago Department of Public Health would consolidate its 12 city mental health clinics into six sites, under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2012 budget. The city is facing a $635 million shortfall in next year’s budget and Emanuel is proposing that staffing for the Department of Public Health be cut by $7.2 million dollars, […]

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Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment Reaches Compromise

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Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment Reaches Compromise

A substantial reduction to the Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment plan was unanimously approved by the Chicago Plan Commission in a compromise reached between Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), residents, and the developer. Smith said she approves of this new agreement because of its “overall effort to reduce the intensity of the use on site.” The […]

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Marijuana ticketing to be enforced, expanded to Ford Heights

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Marijuana ticketing to be enforced, expanded to Ford Heights

Getting a ticket for possession of 10 grams of marijuana or less, instead of getting arrested, could come to Cook County because of recent change to the cannabis possession ordinance. The Cook County Board of Commissioners expanded the jurisdiction of marijuana ticketing for possession of 10 grams or less, ordinance  to cover Ford Heights. The […]

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