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A New Home

A New Home

Salauddin Ali is a Pakastani immigrant living in Chicago with his wife and five children. He is a co-owner of Punjab Sweets in West Rogers Park. He said although his community faces discrimination, he could never make the move back to Pakistan. Listen to my Cowbird story to find out why.

Streetwise vendor reaches for ‘hand up, not hand out’

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Donald Morris was given a chance to get off the streets and end his struggle with chronic homelessness when he signed up to be a vendor for Streetwise, a not-for-profit organization helping the homeless in Chicago get back on their feet. Morris described Streetwise as being “a hand-up not a hand-out,” because profits made from […]

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Number of Police in Lincoln Park Played Down by CAPs

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Number of Police in Lincoln Park Played Down by CAPs

Chicago Police officers working in the 19th District say higher efficiency will help them maintain their performance with less manpower in the neighborhood. At a Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat meeting last month, a Lincoln Park resident said many in the neighborhood are concerned about the number of police officers in the area. Residents don’t […]

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Fullerton Ave. Streetscaping Plan to Improve Area in Lincoln Park

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Fullerton Ave. Streetscaping Plan to Improve Area in Lincoln Park

Local residents and business owners believe the proposed streetscaping plan along Fullerton Avenue between Ashland and Racine avenues is a much-needed improvement for the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The project is a complete infrastructure upgrade, said Janet Attarian, project manager from the Chicago Department of Transportation. Pedestrians need to receive more than minimal service because they […]

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Lincoln Park: DePaul, Residents Wrestle for Space in Busy Neighborhood

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Some Lincoln Park residents have raised concerns about changes in parking and traffic patterns that would result from the proposed Kenmore Green project to expand the DePaul campus. The project includes the closure of the 2300 block of Kenmore Avenue between Belden and Fullerton avenues in Lincoln Park and a loss of 47 free parking […]

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In Troubled Times, New Developments Don’t Always Equal Recovery

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Construction of new housing developments in Lincoln Park reflect the neighborhood’s demand for single-family homes, but should not be seen as a sign of economic recovery, housing experts say. Decline in housing prices shows there are still challenges in neighborhoods, even insulated ones like Lincoln Park. There has been a significant price decline in the […]

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Elections 2012: Illinois’ 9th District Senate Race Focus On Pension Reform

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Elections 2012: Illinois’ 9th District Senate Race Focus On Pension Reform

Both candidates seeking the 9th District state Senate seat agree change is necessary in the Illinois Legislature if the state is going to get out of its economic crisis. The candidates have presented contrasting perspectives, however, on how to execute the necessary changes. “There is financial corruption going on down in Springfield,” said Glenn Farkas, the […]

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