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Rogers Park vintage shop transports treasures back to the future

Lost Eras, 1511 W. Howard St., is a vintage and costume store located in Rogers Park. In this video, owner Charlotte Walters describes what to expect to find inside this unique shop.

Randolph Street Market: A Unique Place for Holiday Shopping

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Inside the Randolph Street Market unique collections of merchandise provide Chicagoans with a shopping experience no department store can match. Vintage jewelry, handcrafted home décor, throwback Christmas decorations and restructured clothing are just some of the items available for purchase. Sally Schwartz founded the Randolph Street Market in 2003. “I was a party planner and […]

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New Police Recruits Learn Role in Serving the Community

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New Police Recruits Learn Role in Serving the Community

The latest Chicago Police data show 446 murders for 2012, up 21 percent from last year. With the murder rate surpassing the toll for 2011, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is adding 500 new officers to the Chicago Police Department. The path to becoming an officer combines classroom lessons with real world scenarios. In less than a year […]

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Times Have Changed, But A Bakery Remains True To Its Roots

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Times Have Changed, But A Bakery Remains True To Its Roots

In the middle of an ever-changing neighborhood, one little Italian bakery remains true to its heritage more than a century later. Ferrara Bakery opened in 1908 and has been family-owned ever since. Its founder, Salvatore Ferrara, came to the United States from Italy in 1900. At the age of 24, he opened the bakery on […]

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Election 2012: Seniors Help Voters Register On Last Day

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Election 2012: Seniors Help Voters Register On Last Day

Senior citizens took to the streets on the final day of registration on Tuesday before the general election to encourage new voter participation. Members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, a community activist group, urged commuters to register to vote at the Fullerton, Belmont and Addison “El” stops. Monika Kerr, 21, registered to vote at […]

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Chinatown: Tony Hu Opens His Seventh Restaurant

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Chinatown: Tony Hu Opens His Seventh Restaurant

Newly opened “Lao Ma La” is not cuisine catered to the faintest of taste buds. This Chinese-style restaurant stands on the north side of Chinatown – its name ‘Ma La’ translating to “peppercorn spicy”. Lao Ma La’s owner Tony Hu is a dominating restaurateur in Chinese cuisine, opening up his seventh food chain in the […]

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