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I'm a product of the Southside of Chicago and a student of Columbia College Chicago. When I'n not in classes, I ponder about life, fashion, and the huge amount of student loans I've accumulated over the years.
New play confronts violence in Chicago

New play confronts violence in Chicago

Three months into 2013, Chicago has endured over 60 murders. Chicago citizens have voiced their anger over the city’s violence with campaigns, and President Barack Obama visited the city’s South Side to speak to civilians about gun control. A Chicago theater group is taking a different approach to speak out about the violence that is […]

Back of the Yards Residents Wary About Upcoming High School

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Back of the Yards Residents Wary About Upcoming High School

As the Back of the Yards High School plans to open in the fall 2013, residents say they are beginning to worry about the safety and education of students. Members of gangs like the Two-Six and the Saints are active in the area. “I’m not really fond of it for the fact that Back of […]

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Local Ballet Folkorico to Perform

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Local Ballet Folkorico to Perform

Above a Chase bank in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on 47th and Wood streets, kids are spinning and tapping their shoes on the floor. They are part of Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Ballet Folklorico, a dance company devoted to bringing the culture of dance to the world. Children of the dance […]

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Roseland Residents Question TIF Program Developments

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Roseland Residents Question TIF Program Developments

The commercial strip along Michigan Avenue in Roseland, on Chicago’s far South Side, is supposedly going through a major renovation, but residents have yet to see any changes. The area, known as the Roseland-Michigan Avenue tax increment financing (TIF) district, was designated for redevelopment in 2002. Under the proposal, construction is supposed to go until […]

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