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South Siders wait for mayor’s plan to pay off
Aug. 6, 2013
Months after ‘opportunity areas’ were designated, many residents in Englewood and Bronzeville are still waiting to see the city’s vision.
City tackles crime with demolitions
Jun. 25, 2013
Chicago has knocked down more than 300 buildings it says were hubs for gang activity. Some neighbors feel safer, others worry about the future of their blocks.
Tearing down homes to rebuild neighborhoods?
Jun. 24, 2013
How Chicago’s strategy of demolishing troubled vacant homes to reduce crime affects the housing market, neighborhood safety and residents' sense of place.
Activists seek celebrity aid to keep Englewood school open near garden
May. 10, 2013
South Side activists approached Jennifer Hudson to help save Yale Elementary from closure. They say the school's garden is integral to larger urban agriculture efforts.
Ed group seizes opportunity in CPS closings
Apr. 17, 2013
While school closing plans have rattled communities and teachers, some see an opportunity.
Study: Arrests, depression mix in hiring
Apr. 3, 2013
Arrest records shouldn’t affect hiring decisions, but it’s clear some employers ignore federal guidelines. A new study suggests that affects applicants’ mental health.
The latest in Chicago’s politics of booze
Mar. 19, 2013
An Illinois House committee agrees the city should be able to close liquor stores for 30 days if illegal activity is reported. The industry vows to fight the bill’s progress.
Englewood seeks concessions in rail yard deal
Feb. 28, 2013
Norfolk Southern is seeking city land in its expansion of a South Side rail yard. Englewood residents now want the city to join any land deal to reduction in diesel fumes and other mitigations
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