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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,”...

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Ronny's Original Chicago Steak House
Whether coming or going, you have undoubtedly noticed Ronny’s Steak House a thousand times before, at the southwest corner of Clark and Lake, signs on butcher paper in the windows, advertising outrageously well priced steak dinners and pancake bre...