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Are You Homeless by Choice?
Homelessness is not always due to economic displacement or unfortunate circumstances. Homelessness can be due to bad choices. Being homeless can be a self induced crisis. It can be caused by neglect, rebellion or over dependence. Negligent behavi...

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StreetWise & Neighbor Capital unveil Produce Carts
StreetWise has helped to bring a healthy new retail venture to Uptown as part of a city-wide pilot program aimed at creating jobs and ending food deserts. An orange and brown-canopied produce stand, branded Neighbor Carts, at 4628 N. Broadway (Wi...

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Albany Park
Albany Park is one of the most economically-, ethnically-, and age-diverse areas in Chicago, ranking fifth in a 2008 DePaul study. Here you’ll find Chicago’s “Koreatown,” and other immigrants from around the world: Mexicans, Filipinos, Ecuadorans,...

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China's Cultural Revolution
When Jian Ping’s parents were Communist Party officials persecuted during China’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, her metaphor for resilience became the mulberry tree, growing in poor soil yet blooming each spring after the Siberian winter. In...