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Written by on August 13, 2014

One story’s ripple

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Written by on July 25, 2014

Let’s Boogie Back in Time and Then Across Chicago

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  What: A funky show at the DuSable Museum, opening Friday. June 27th What Else:We stroll through German, Polish and Puerto Rican communities on Saturday, June 28th   Here we go. So stay in step. We’re traveling way back. Back to when Valerie Brown romped with Josie and the Pussy Cats. Back to when the […]

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Written by on June 25, 2014

Mending A Broken City: saving Chicago’s houses

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    Maybe only those without sight or heart fail to see the ghosts on Chicago’s streets. The houses that weep, their windows gaping sores. We live in a city where  housing zombies multiply day and night. There were at least 3,200 zombie homes by 2011- homes that sit empty after a foreclosure, according to […]

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Written by on May 30, 2014

The Walled City: Chicago, Race and Housing

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Where you live is always a badge of identity. But here in Chicago, the badge may have greater importance than elsewhere, as this video and the accompanying article from the Atlanic explain. An unwelcomed badge, that is. But before you weigh into the article, and its excellent use of details, graphs and maps, I wonder […]

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Written by on May 27, 2014

Let’s Have A Race Against Hate

Come Father’s Day for over a decade I have run in the Ricky Birdsong 5k. I’m old. I’m getting fat. My legs feel like steel. Worse than steel. But I run and I’ll will till I have to walk and then I’ll figure it out. I run because its the most diverse race I know […]

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Written by on May 23, 2014

Justice and Juvenile Justice, Part 2

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  How do we explain youth crime? We look at what happens in the streets and the courts and then beyond. Here’s a story from the Chicago Bureau that does this. It appeared soon after our workshop in criminal justice and youth violence. by Lily Oberman and La Risa Lynch Thousands of young adults in […]

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Written by on May 20, 2014

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