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Vanguard Weiss Memorial Rooftop Garden Hopes to Expand; Reaches out to Uptown Community

Vanguard Weiss Memorial Rooftop Garden Hopes to Expand; Reaches out to Uptown Community

As the farmer’s market at Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood enters its third year, organizers hope to expand its reach in the community and educate local students about the importance of nutrition. Terry Tuohy, program administrator at Weiss has been working with Lakeshore Medical Hospital in hopes of using a plot of land […]

Uptown Theater hopes to find a place in city’s cultural plan

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Uptown Theater hopes to find a place in city’s cultural plan

The owner of the Uptown Theater hopes the landmark movie house will become the driving force in Chicago’s Cultural Plan for a North side entertainment district. “Uptown Theater is really the key” to figuring out how the city will define what is expected by the term “entertainment district” according to Uptown United Administrator, Wally Rozak. […]

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Chicago Domestic Violence Programs Hurt by Recession

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Chicago Domestic Violence Programs Hurt by Recession

The economic recession has drained millions of dollars in funding away from programs for victims of domestic violence across Chicago, according to the agencies that serve them. With 600 calls per day, domestic violence calls are the largest category of emergency calls received each day by the Chicago Police Department,  said Aileen Robinson, domestic violence […]

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Abortion protesters a familiar sight outside clinics

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On a cold, damp autumn morning in Chicago, a small group of women stands in protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on the near North Side. Members of the Pro-Life Action League pray in low tones while clutching rosaries and offering fliers to the people who pass through the clinic’s doors. They make no […]

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Ald. Carrie Austin Calls on Educators, Parents to Curb Youth Violence

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Ald. Carrie Austin Calls on Educators, Parents to Curb Youth Violence

Educating people of all ages would be the most efficient way to curb violence on Chicago’s Southside, according to Ald. Carrie Austin. “We’re trying to work at the core of why our areas are so violent now,” said Austin, 34th Ward alderman and chairwoman of the city council’s budget committee. Austin, 61, talked with a […]

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