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Calling Chicago's West Side 'home'
Oct. 1, 2013
An older generation mourns what they once knew. A middle generation mourns what could have been. A younger generation knows no difference at all.
Former inmate brings yoga to West Side
Aug. 30, 2013
One of Chicago’s more violent West Side neighborhoods is getting its first yoga studio, and it’s being opened by a man who spent nearly half his life in prison for murder.
Local church offers theater as therapy
Nov. 30, 2012
The stage at St. Martin's Episcopal Church is split into two halves.On stage right, a newlywed couple crosses the threshold.
West Side alderman accuses U.S. Bancorp of ‘redlining’
Oct. 16, 2012
After the Minneapolis-based company announces a branch closure in her neighborhood, Chicago Ald. Emma Mitts says there is still plenty of banking business for company officials to keep it open.
The Island, past and present
Aug. 17, 2012
The Chicago neighborhood known as The Island is less than ten miles from downtown. But it's the kind of place you won't find, unless you're looking for it.
A unique street sign?
Jul. 18, 2012
Going through some old slides recently, I ran across this picture. It is not a photo-shopped joke. Once upon a time, the City of Chicago really did nail a couple of street signs into a tree.
Loretto Hospital nurses vote to unionize
May. 30, 2012
A union that has been trying for a decade to gain a foothold among hospital nurses in Chicago has won an election to represent 144 of them in the Austin neighborhood.
Safe driving tips circa 1925
Jan. 20, 2012
Today's film was produced in 1925 by the CTA's predecessor, Chicago Surface Lines. CSL wanted to educate the public on traffic safety, and was willing to smash a lot of cars to do so.
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