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Somali Finds Refuge in Albany Park English Class

Yasmin Mohamed, a Somali refugee living in Chicago, endured one of the globe‚Äôs greatest humanitarian crises, but understanding her future means journeying to ZIP code 60625. Four mornings a week Yasmin winds her way down Whipple Ave. to the Albany Park Community Center. The second floor classroom is a global village of 26 students from […]

April 23, 2009 – Five days a week Dr. Anna Bunploog steps aboard a mobile home designed to function as a pediatric clinic. The interior of the massive white vehicle is plastered with colorful prescription drug posters, memorable hints about respiratory health and a basket of breathing devices, spacers. Most days the van travels to […]

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Winter’s Approach Leaves Chicagoans in “Food Desert” Few Options

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Oct. 23, 2008 – Lena Taylor came to the Englewood farmer's market for the second straight week to buy what some in her neighborhood might equate to manna from heaven — fresh produce. "Are these organic?" Taylor asked the young farmer selling kale, cucumbers and tomatoes. They were, and as she continued to delicately clutch […]

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