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Rogers Park butcher hangs up his apron
Nov. 1, 2014
Ed & Erv’s, on Touhy Avenue, furnished high-grade meats and meals to neighborhood families for generations. But owner Denny Mondl says business has slowed, and its time to hang up his apron.
Cabbage War: West Ridge vs. Rogers Park
Aug. 13, 2014
How conflicts over booze, parks and taxes prompted two Chicago neighborhoods to break into all-out vegetable warfare.
The birth of a Latino community
Jul. 22, 2014
Swept from their homes on Chicago’s Near West Side, Latinos laid roots in nearby Pilsen and Little Village.
Chicago's native numbers
Feb. 10, 2014
How many Chicagoans were born in the city? A tough question, but census stats lend clues to the depth of residents’ local roots.
Is all gentrification bad?
Oct. 9, 2013
Gentrification is both complicated and welcomed. To only present one side of the matter ignores the very real desire of many to diminish and eventually eradicate problems of many city neighborhoods.
Bike-share program leaves some behind
Jun. 28, 2013
Chicago’s Divvy system is designed for short trips in the Loop and other densely populated parts of town. Where does that leave the rest of the city?
Why EveryBlock mattered
Feb. 15, 2013
What does it mean to be a part of a neighborhood? Blogger Britt Julious writes that in many ways, the now defunct website EveryBlock shaped her understanding of her community.
Rustbelt city wants immigrants, skilled or not
Dec. 1, 2011
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
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