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Los Arcos
Los Arcos has become a staple in Andersonville. Located at 5525 N. Clark St., it has have received positive reviews for authentic Mexican cuisine at a fair price. This inspired StreetWise vendor Gwendolyn Freeman to try Los Arcos. Freeman has been...

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Chances to Grow
Times are hard for many Chicagoans, and the reasons are as diverse as the people. Some aren’t in good health; others can’t find a place to stay. Some don’t have enough food; others can’t find stable employment. And those are just some of the probl...

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Anne's House
Latisha* is a 15-year-old girl referred to the Salvation Army’s Anne’s House by her school counselor. The counselor had noticed that Latisha — typically a straight “A” student — was skipping school and failing some of her classes. After several co...

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Gentrification Along the 606
Even in its beginning stages, Chicago’s reclaimed 606 Bloomingdale Trail is, frankly, awesome. Everyone seems to agree on that much.A defunct railroad track is now a broad tree-lined path that somehow flawlessly integrates hard-core tattooed biker...

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Street Musicians
Nicholas Barron studied music at the New England Conservatory of Music but found his best lessons were learned on the streets of Chicago from the reactions of audiences who passed him by.Being a street musician offered him “instant gratification,”...