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Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 2.0

over 2 years ago |

MacArthur honors local nonprofits for work on green innovation, low-cost loans

The Center For Neighborhood Technology and the Chicago Community Loan Fund were chosen from nonprofits across the globe. The groups will get hundreds of thousands of dollars to continue their work.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Chicago police to pose as pedestrians to nab drivers

Chicago police are cracking down on drivers who don't yield to pedestrians. The city's Safe Streets program kicks off again on Monday, with plainclothes officers enforcing pedestrian safety laws.

over 5 years ago | Alex Parker

Local housing activists honored for community work

In tough times, many people only worry about their own situation. Nine local heroes are being honored this week for their commitment to combating homelessness, foreclosures and blight.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Business is brisk for indie booksellers as chains struggle

At Ravenswood Used Books, owner Jim Mall says February is usually a difficult time for book stores. But even with the seasonal slump, his sales over the last few months have been about 20 percent above average.

over 5 years ago | Brian Ortbal

1st Ward alderman wrestles with development

Manny Flores, a former county prosecutor, represents Wicker Park and Bucktown. He says he's trying to strike a balance between preservation and growth in the rapidly changing ward.

6 years ago | Johna Winters

Wicker Park music venue to close

The Note, which began hosting live music at its Milwaukee Avenue location in 1996, will close Sunday and reopen next month without the bands.

over 6 years ago | Joe Kurowski

Wicker Park garden club grows out of community

Members tend local parks

over 6 years ago | Theresa Boehl

Renegade Craft Fair puts Chicago on the DIY map

Vibrator cozies alongside hand-carved wooden glasses

almost 7 years ago | Georgia Coleman

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