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Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Motivated by a Sense of Justice

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Motivated by a Sense of Justice

Looking at Leonard Goodman, you might not have a notion that he’s a member of an elite Chicago family. He could live a lavish life without working a single day. Instead, he has built a successful practice representing many defendants the justice system left behind. For nearly 20 years he has managed The Len Goodman […]

Conscious Alliance: Art That Feeds

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Would you go out of your way to donate to the needy? That’s what Conscious Alliance, a Colorado-based organization, does through grassroots concerts and art all over the country. Last fall, the organization held a food drive at the Riviera Theater at 4647 N. Racine Ave. In the hall of the venue they set up at a […]

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Sunda: Modern Asian Cuisine in River North

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There are few people who are as passionate about serving as Canh Nguyen. On Wednesdays and weekends, he walks five blocks from his apartment in River North to serve at Sunda, a new Asian restaurant at 110 W. Illinois St. Sunda, which opened in March 2009, is owned by Rockit Ranch productions, the same company […]

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The Heart and Soul of Pilsen: An Artist Stands Up for Hard-working Latinos

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The Heart and Soul of Pilsen: An Artist Stands Up for Hard-working Latinos

There is a lot of heart and soul painted onto the bricks that build Pilsen. Local artist Jeff Zimmermann’s four large-scale murals in a two-block span between 19th and Cullerton streets may not be the only works of art that color the neighborhood, but they stand out for their realism. When you look upon the […]

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Organic Food: Fad or Healthy Eating?

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Organic Food: Fad or Healthy Eating?

Some would say organic food has become a fad. When it comes to shopping at grocery stores in Chicago, there are a plethora of organic markets to choose from. But what are organic grocers, really? And are they worth the few extra bucks? Which stores are truly organic? Along with the question of being organic, […]

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The Chicago Police Board: Is Civilian Review Agency Doing Its Job?

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Chicago’s monthly Police Board meetings are intended in part as a forum for citizens to air complaints about Chicago police officers before the appointed Civilian Review Board that reviews disciplinary actions meted out by the Independent Police Review Authority. Citizens are allowed to speak for two minutes, but attendance is usually low and the meetings […]

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