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Food Trucks Face Strict Laws in Chicago

Food Trucks Face Strict Laws in Chicago

What’s a food truck supposed to do to get some business around Chicago? Apparently, a lot. A recent Cook County court decision kept in place the city’s regulations that many consider the most restrictive in the nation, according to Gabriel Wiesen, head of the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association. “Chicago has the strictest food truck […]

61st Street Farmers Market links the South Side to fresh produce

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61st Street Farmers Market links the South Side to fresh produce

Hidden among vast trees and old University of Chicago buildings, a street full of small booths overflowed with colorful produce. There, hands exchanged bright red cherry tomatoes for blue plastic cards. Here at the 61st Street Farmers Market LINK cards, (also known as food stamp cards) can be used for farm fresh produce, a rarity […]

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Historic Maxwell Street Market shifts focus toward becoming food mecca

For over 100 years Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market in Little Italy has been showcasing the city’s most prominent ethnic cultures. Today, the market once known to the locals as a place where anyone could find and buy anything, is quickly shifting its focus to becoming a multi-cultural “food destination.” “We try to coin ourselves as […]

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Deville Owner Has Passion For Pizza, People

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Deville Owner Has Passion For Pizza, People

John Durning is making pizza his way. The New York native and owner of Pizzeria Deville has brought his expressive personality and signature style to the Chicago suburbs—and he has found a niche in Libertyville. “I’ve eaten pizza everywhere in every form all across this country,” Durning said. “I find the way the Italians have […]

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Sweets Teach Universal Lessons

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Sweets Teach Universal Lessons

Ahmad Khalel is not an apprentice in the formal sense but that is what it feels like as he works at the Al-Basha sweet shop, located at 87th and Harlem Street in the Bridgeview neighborhood of Chicago. “I’ve learned so much working here that I will put one day to good use,” said the 23-year-old […]

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Cafe Jumping Bean Keeps Local Art Alive

The Cafe Jumping Bean, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, strives to keep the art scene alive for the neighborhood residents. Owner Eleazar Delgado opened the cafe’s doors in 1994 when he was only a 26-year-old, but even at such a young age, Delgado had a vision for what he wanted. “I had fast food experience […]

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Recipe for Good Health in 2015

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Recipe for Good Health in 2015

Here’s a reminder from the White House. If you are covered already, you can use the recipe and make some comfort food. null

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