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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Andrea Crary watched as a volunteer harvested chard from the aquaponic farm in the darkened basement of The Plant, located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Alongside the vegetables, tilapia swam lazily in cloudy tanks. Crary said aquaponic farming uses no soil; instead, chard, kale and chili peppers are growing organically in water from […]

Students Watch and Hope as Congress Discusses DREAM Act

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Students Watch and Hope as Congress Discusses DREAM Act

By Nayeli Santoyo Born in Manila, Carla N. was 5 years old when her family brought her to this country. “Our papers haven’t been fixed, and I have been undocumented since,” she said. Now 21, Carla N., who asked that her full name not be used, attends the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she […]

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Mayoral Candidate Rahm Emanuel Calls for Ethics Reform

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Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel on Thursday presented a list of ethics reforms he will bring to Chicago if elected mayor. Standing alongside him as he talked about cleaning up the city’s image was David Hoffman — the corruption-fighting inspector general who often embarrassed Mayor Richard Daley by calling for new ethics rules. Emanuel said he […]

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Columbus Day in Chicago, 2010

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Lots of high school bands and many politicians joined the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, Oct. 11, on Columbus Avenue in Chicago. Video produced by Nayeli Santoyo and Reginald Williams.

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