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La Tacorea brings taste of Korea with a Mexican twist to Lakeview

La Tacorea brings taste of Korea with a Mexican twist to Lakeview

The tan and bright orange colored walls of La Tacorea may echo with the sounds of salsa music, but what’s inside the Lakeview restaurant’s tacos are anything but Latin. A few years ago Huggy Joo found inspiration in the form of marinated beef. “We had this shindig and everyone brought their traditional favorites; hamburgers hotdogs, […]

Recession Brings Hope and Challenge to Local Food Pantry

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Recession Brings Hope and Challenge to Local Food Pantry

More people are going to Chicago area food pantries and shelters because of the stagnant economy, but many food pantries and shelters can not help because they lack funds. Since the recession, Lakeview Pantry, located at 3831 North Broadway Street, has seen major increases in clients, as well as volunteers. Erin Stephens, director of volunteers […]

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Lakeview residents mixed on parking ban

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Lakeview residents mixed on parking ban

After residents applauded a pilot parking ban for sections of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street in Lakeview during the weekends, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has been talking to residents and business owners about making the ban permanent. The pilot ban prohibited people from parking on Halsted Street between Buckingham Place and Belmont Avenue and on […]

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Zimmerman charged with second degree murder

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George Zimmerman made his first court appearance today and has been charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman is was arrested last night for the death of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin, who was shot in Sanford, Florida almost two months ago.

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Audio: Local Bike Shop Happily “Pedaling” Its Wares

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Audio: Local Bike Shop Happily “Pedaling” Its Wares

Michael Salvatore, owner of Heritage Bicycles, talks about his new shop and its customers. Salvatore opened the store, located at 2959 North Lincoln Ave., at the end of January.

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Candidates Reach Out to Illinois Voters

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Gas Tax Hike Could Benefit Public Transit in Chicago

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Gas Tax Hike Could Benefit Public Transit in Chicago

Chicago’s public transit organizations support proposed legislation that would increase the gas tax in the city by 0.4 of a cent per gallon. Meg Reile, a spokesperson for Metra, said the bill is a good first step in meeting Metra’s need. “We support this bill as a good first step toward addressing a large amount […]

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