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Crain's #FutureChicago
The City of Chicago seems to be facing some insurmountable odds. It is considered by many to be one of the most violent cities in the United States. The Chicago Public Schools face criticism and constant cuts, having amassed a debt of $63 billion...

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Chicago SROs
Running south from where the Chicago Board of Trade building stands today, “Pacific Avenue” was a street of vice and poverty after the Great Fire of 1871. North of Jackson ran LaSalle Street, whose reputation was synonymous, even then, with respec...

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ESPN SportsCenter
John: What is your opinion on ESPN SportsCenter? Why it is not what it used to be? Russell: Well one reason I think a lot has changed is because there are many people who do not have cable, and because of the availability of sports online. When I...

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Continuing My Journey
Homelessness is a personal story that may be filled with horror, sadness, joy, madness and love. I’ve been told that my earlier stories have impacted people’s hearts with a realness that I always try to share with my customers. lf you remember fr...

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A. Allen on Diversity
I am personally grateful for community, commonality, and similarities, but I also understand the importance of embracing diversity. Commonality in my community meant we had a common denominator of being black, uneducated and poor. Most of us felt...