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Prairie Avenue District talks landmark relocation, new DePaul arena

Prairie Avenue District talks landmark relocation, new DePaul arena

Walking down South Prairie Avenue, tourists and locals used to be surrounded with a peaceful silence as they gazed at the area’s historic homes. Today, the sounds of construction loom over the street and will soon be replaced by beeping horns in congested traffic and noisy and rowdy college sports fans. As the notable Prairie Avenue […]

Vacant Buildings in 17th Ward are Impacting Residents’ Quality of Life

Doors boarded up with plywood, stamped with graffiti and gang signs. Porches clinging to the front of houses by duct tape and metal chains. Bent window frames and broken glass from intruders coming in and out. This is the scene of 154 vacant, boarded up residential properties throughout the 17th ward, with the majority being […]

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Uptown Parish reaches out and feeds many

On a chilly Friday evening, around 100 people lined up in front of St. Thomas of Canterbury’s Parish to get a home cooked meal. Volunteers from all over Chicago, scattered all over the school cafeteria for an evening’s food service. St. Thomas of Canterbury’s soup kitchen opens its doors twice a week for the homeless, […]

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Diluted Talk About Dispensary

Residents of the 33rd Ward and candidates seeking to oust Ald. Deb Mell are criticizing the approval process for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Albany Park. Critics said Mell held only one private meeting and one public meeting about the dispensary and they were denied the opportunity to voice their opinions about the business. […]

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Horses of Honor in Chicago

The Horses of Honor public art exhibit in Chicago is dedicated to the memory of the over 500 fallen officers since 1853. The exhibit began putting horses out along Chicago streets in September and will run through December, after which there will be an auction for the horses. Benefits raised from the auction will go to […]

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Parent Participation A Success At Ella Flagg Young

Exploring ways for parents to get more involved in their children’s education was the main topic of discussion at a recent Ella Flagg Young Elementary School local school council meeting. Principal Crystal Bell, who has been working at Young for 27 years – the last 13 as the principal, headed the LSC meeting along with Earlean Green, 68, the […]

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Weekly Meals Feed And Provide Support To Homeless

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Weekly Meals Feed And Provide Support To Homeless

Homeless Chicagoans get weekly meals and access to job help, health screening and housing through The Chicago Help Initiative. The Help Initiative, located on the 700 block of North La Salle, provides Chicago’s homeless with a meal every Wednesday and connects them to various social services like health care, housing and jobs. Jacqueline Hayes, founder […]

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