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Southside Children’s Safe Haven

Southside Children’s Safe Haven

Donzell Matthews is spending his summers at a church on the Southside. It’s not going well at the Safe Haven program he is part of, as he acts out sometimes. Matthews, an 11-year-old boy, lives with his sister, Briana Matthews, a 27-year-old mother of two. “I can be good, people just have to let me do what […]

Black Pride Celebrates African Americans

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Black Pride Celebrates African Americans

In efforts to increase African-American LGBQT community awareness and support, Chicago Black Gay Caucus organizes a Black Gay Pride every year a week after the city’s Gay Pride celebration. The Black Gay community doesn’t want to be singled out, but they stand out. Black Pride is not to be confused with Gay Pride that’s occurring […]

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Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs’ Served Up It’s Famous Barbecue at Taste of Chicago Kick-Off

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Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs’ Served Up It’s Famous Barbecue at Taste of Chicago Kick-Off

A dragon of a line swept from beneath the tent, the air pungent with the smell of tangy spices and smoke. “It’s all in the sauce,” said Ron Pierce, a frequent customer of Robinson’s, as he took a bite of his boneless rib sandwich smothered in the sticky red sauce. Robinson’s was one of eight […]

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New “L” on the Block

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New “L” on the Block

The $10 million rehabilitation project for the Harrison Red Line stop is on track and rolling smoothly, a Chicago transit official said. On Monday, the Harrison Street entrance was closed, signaling the beginning of the next phase of redevelopment for the station. The Polk entrance has been open since May 26. The 70-year-old station is […]

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