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Tired of Odd Jobs, Woman Chooses Dogs

Tired of Odd Jobs, Woman Chooses Dogs

Susan Andresen considers herself a jack of all trades. But with no college degree, she said she bounced from job to job until she went “mad.” That moment is what led her to create her own business, Diamond Dogs, a doggy daycare. The small corner building sits at 3800 W. Montrose Ave. in Chicago’s North […]

Financial assistance for energy utility bills could be cut

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Financial assistance for energy utility bills could be cut

The $150 Jacqueline Platania receives twice a year to help offset her electricity bill is at risk of getting reduced in the future due to state budget cuts. Her Lincoln Park apartment is government funded, she said, and living off Social Security is not easy. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, […]

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Green Ride: Bike Share Program to Create Jobs in Bronzeville

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Green Ride: Bike Share Program to Create Jobs in Bronzeville

Some expect Chicago’s new bike share program will offer more than 4,000 rental bikes, but 150 jobs, which they say the South Side desperately needs. Blackstone Bicycle Works in Hyde Park will offer internships before the program officially launches in the spring for Chicago youth. It will teach them how to take care of the […]

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Bronzeville Parents Speak Out Against School Closings

Angry Bronzeville parents disrupted a South Side community panel Nov. 8 as city officials and CPS discussed plans for closing neighborhood schools and addressed concerns about alternatives. “You’re not respecting us. This is just like a [CPS] board meeting,” said one woman from across the room. “This meeting is my meeting, my tax dollars,” another […]

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Morgan Park: Residents, Alderman Win Battle Over Green Space

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Residents of Chicago’s Southwest Morgan Park neighborhood won their battle to keep a neighborhood field as green space and out of developers’ hands. The seven-acre field is a huge asset to the community, said Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th), who described the grassy area as a place where children play soccer, people walk their dogs and […]

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