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Chicago’s Garbage Impacts Oceans

Chicago’s Garbage Impacts Oceans

Chicago is not a coastal city but it does impact coastal environments, said Michele Hoffman-Trotter, adjunct professor in the Science Department at Columbia College. Hoffman-Trotter teaches marine biology and oceanography and said the garbage in the ocean is worse than what is portrayed and people would be surprised to know about 80 percent of the […]

Crime in Pilsen Drawing Residents’ Attention

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Crime in Pilsen Drawing Residents’ Attention

Pilsen residents said they are noticing an uptick in incidents of violent crime taking place in the Lower West Side neighborhood. Kenia Ballina, a student at Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, has lived in Pilsen for over eight years and she sometimes hears gunshots from the park near her home. “It’s kind of sad [not […]

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