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Paw prints on the sidewalk: Residents take advantage of South Loop dog parks

Paw prints on the sidewalk: Residents take advantage of South Loop dog parks

Mia, a three-year-old shepherd mix dog, knows that every day when her owner, South Loop resident John Macchione, comes home from work they are going to Fred Anderson dog park. “This is Mia’s favorite thing. I’ve never seen or had any bad experiences out here,” Macchione said. “That’s why I moved to this neighborhood in […]

Veterans in America: A Community in Crisis

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Veterans in America: A Community in Crisis

Enester Amerson has a warm smile and kind brown eyes. He was a high school athlete back in the day; he ran cross country and won multiple awards and trophies playing basketball. Basketball is still important to him, apparent by the Oklahoma City Thunder cap on his head. He proudly described himself as “60 years […]

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Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

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Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

Heidi Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune’s Life and Style section, embodies the meaning of “balancing act,” which also happens to be the title of her daily column. Stevens is a true Chicagoan whose writing style is as real as her genuine and humble personality. As a wife, mother and writer, Stevens shares her […]

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Poor nursing home care persists despite new administration, more staff

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Poor nursing home care persists despite new administration, more staff

Residents were wearing old and oversized clothes. Some had no shoes or only one on. One resident had personal belongings overflowing from her dresser onto the floor. Paint buckets, janitor wastebaskets and medicine carts cluttered the hallways. Residents had little space to roam. They were packed tightly around small dining tables and in a dreary […]

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Conte Di Savoia: Taylor Street’s remaining Italian grocery store and shop

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Conte Di Savoia: Taylor Street’s remaining Italian grocery store and shop

A red sign illuminating the windows of Conte Di Savoia directs you inside, out of curiosity. Walking in, you see a deli counter decorated with homemade pasta and pastries to the left, and a cute dining area to the right. The menu has an array of original homemade sandwiches, which are very popular with customers. […]

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2016 Presidential Election Results: How is Chicago feeling?

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2016 Presidential Election Results: How is Chicago feeling?

Donald Trump was named the 45th President of the United States on Nov. 8 after a long, intense, and emotional election night. Polls closed and the waiting game began for Americans all across the country late Tuesday evening. All throughout the nation, U.S. citizens experienced feelings of shock, triumph excitement and relief — depending on […]

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Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

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Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

When Chicago musician Adam Gottlieb packed his guitar into a van filled with food and winter gear to embark on a 900 mile October trip from Rogers Park to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he was going to lend his support to the Sioux people gathered to oppose the construction of an oil […]

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