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Chicago homeless sell coffee

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Chicago homeless sell coffee

Submitted on Mon, 03/19/2007 – 13:03. Story by Aisha Qidwae The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is putting dollars into the pockets of the homeless by offering them jobs selling coffee at farmers market, stores and restaurants in Chicago. The coalition’s Café-Fair Trade Project doesn’t make a profit; instead it raises awareness of the advocacy […]

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Exhibit opens on the art of architecture

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Submitted on Tue, 03/06/2007 – 18:44. Story by Karen Kring Eight architects-in-the-making from eight corners of the globe will unite in an exhibit that presents their unique perspectives on the city of Chicago. The exhibition, at 1915 S, Halsted St., runs from March 9-31, 2007. The media employed by the group include traditional techniques, such […]

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The 40th Ward O’Connor continues in office

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Submitted on Thu, 03/01/2007 – 17:35. Story by Anna Marevska Patrick O’Connor secured his seventh term as the 40th Ward alderman. One of 10 alderman running unopposed Feb. 27th, O’Connor garnered 5,625 votes. One in four registered voters in the ward’s 49 precincts voted. Although there will be no runoff in the 40th Ward, several […]

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38 years and counting…

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Submitted on Thu, 03/01/2007 – 16:45. Story by Silvana Tabares Edward Burke will continue his 37-year reign as alderman of the 14th Ward, after easily defeating the first challenger he’s had in decades. Burke defeated Paloma Andrade, garnering nearly 90 percent of the votes. Andrade won 10 percent, after a weeks-long battle to remain on […]

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Challenger faces uphill battle against incumbent in 32nd Ward

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Submitted on Fri, 02/23/2007 – 21:57. Story by Jessica Pearce It’s 19 days before the 2007 city elections, and Scott Waguespack is speaking to a room full of supporters. As he faces about 40 Roscoe Village residents at the Ravensview Tavern, he can see “Waguespack for Alderman” posters taped to almost every available surface. But […]

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Alderman wants to block off some streets on Sunday

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Submitted on Fri, 02/23/2007 – 15:23. Story by Catherine Rigod Alderman Rey Colon, 45, imagines open spaces in his Near West Side ward where residents could jog, bike, roller blade or simply stroll. The alderman, seeking his second term in the 35th Ward, is working with the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation and the Logan Square Neighborhood […]

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Aldermanic race in the Gold Coast heats up

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Submitted on Wed, 02/21/2007 – 23:38. Story by Eleanor Murray A high-profile race for control of the 42nd Ward will end this month with an election that may put the second-longest serving alderman in the city out of office. Incumbent Burton Natarus faces challenger Brendan Reilly; up until recently, the race featured a third candidate, […]

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