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6th District Residents Attempt to ‘Take Back the Streets’

Violence in Chicago is nothing new, and as the hot summer months are upon us crime has escalated and the Far South Side is the “hot spot” of illegal activity. The Chicago Police Department has said that they cannot alleviate the situation alone, and are looking for assistance from the community. This summer, much like others […]

A Postal Carrier’s Day

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A Postal Carrier’s Day

Come rain or shine, mail is delivered to every address in the United States by the U.S. Postal Service, but the digital age and onset of electronic communication has impacted the post office at unprecedented levels. As of the end of March, the U.S. Postal Service had a net loss of $1.9 billion and declining […]

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Independent Doughnut Shops Charm Chicagoans

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Independent Doughnut Shops Charm Chicagoans

The busy morning traffic at Dat Donuts has subsided. Anne has just finished rearranging the freshly baked doughnuts and is cleaning the grill when two middle-aged women walk in, immediately heading for the doughnut case. The customers are greeted with a smile and pleasant “How are you?” from Anne. After a few minutes of decision […]

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Dancing, Indian Style

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Dancing, Indian Style

The success of “Slumdog Millionaire” at last year’s Oscars has popularized India’s dance culture. Bollywood dancing has dominated clubs and school teams nationwide, creating a higher demand amongst Chicago’s growing number of Indian dance schools. The youth craze for Bollywood dancing is the biggest competition for classical Indian dance schools, said Pranita Jain, artistic director […]

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Dozens of college graduates receive free tuition each year to dental, law and medical school through the Illinois legislative scholarship program, saving each winner thousands of dollars at the expense of their classmates. Over the last five years 1,256 legislative scholarships were given to graduate students, worth $17.6 million, according to annual reports compiled by […]

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Jefferson Park Redevelopment Plan Called Outdated

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July 17, 2009 – A recently released study by the City of Chicago concludes the construction of 1,600 new apartments, condominiums and high rises could help revitalize the Jefferson Park neighborhood. But some residents of the Northwest neighborhood say the last thing the congested area needs is condos and more vehicles. “This is ridiculous, this […]

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New Plans For Jones Prep Makeover Due in Fall

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It’s back to the drawing board for Jones College Prep’s new facility.  The plans unveiled earlier this year are being revised because the proposed building lacked efficiency, sustainability and cost too much, said Penelope Varnava, managing architect for Chicago Public Schools. The project’s estimated cost is $130 million; CPS will provide $40 million while the […]

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