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Scott Elders
Over the last seven years working between StreetWise and the Franciscan Outreach Program I’ve been volunteering, doing my time and helping people; I’m doing what I can.  StreetWise has changed my life from where I came from. I used to fight with p...

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Vendors on Chicago's murals
A Allen I can truly appreciate the beautification the murals in the city of Chicago provide. I find them to be a creative and unique expression of an individual or collective body of artists. These art works are gifts that are expressed with perm...

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Favored teams that fail
John: There’s a lot of pressure that these players are under on these favorite teams, they are expected to do so much. Usually, in most sports when a team is wrapping up a game they rest their MVPs and this causes them to lose focus and intensity....

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Goose Island Shrimp House
StreetWise vendor Don Smith grew up in Cabrini-Green before gentrification. Decades passed and Don moved out on his own, but he still carries around those memories and experiences from when he was what he calls “a shorty.” He recently revisited Go...

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Murals + Community
K atrina Wadlington attended the September 24 ribbon cutting for a new Woodlawn mural because she wanted to say “thank you.” The new, 1,700-foot mural on the Metra underpass at East Marquette and South Dorchester is “just beautiful, it gives fam...