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Chicago's urban farms still looking to grow demand
Aug. 27, 2014
More than a decade of urban agriculture in Chicago has produced a mixed crop of outcomes.
Why doesn’t South Shore have a grocery store?
Aug. 26, 2014
More than 8 months after Dominick's closed, the predominantly black neighborhood is still waiting for a supermarket.
A changing city, as seen from the check-out line
Aug. 25, 2014
The rise and fall of certain grocery chains can tell us a lot about Chicago and its people.
Global Activism: 'The Mustard Seed' Fair Trade shop is transforming lives
Aug. 21, 2014
Judy Kohl grew up in a missionary family in Belgian Congo. When the Belgians were overthrown, her family was forced to flee to Kenya, where she spent much of her childhood. Those times developed Judy’s sense of social justice and giving back.
The tale of the two-flat
Aug. 20, 2014
Skip the skyscraper! The most interesting building in Chicago is tied to its neighborhoods and its working class.
Making a splash in a future without water
Jul. 17, 2014
What if water was worth the price of gold? One Midwest city is betting on it.
Will California drought prompt more Midwest agriculture?
Jul. 15, 2014
Almost half of all fruits and vegetables are grown in California. Some believe a less centralized food system will reduce effects of drought and spur local economies.
Neighbors mount fight against NEIU housing
Jul. 9, 2014
Northeastern Illinois University is planning, for the first time, to build on-campus housing. It is invoking eminent domain to acquire properties. But some of those property owners are fighting back.
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