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August 2009

Housing help on North Side

Preserving and stimulating affordable housing and helping homeowners on the North Side fight housing recession problems are the calling cards of the Lakeside Community Development Corp.
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posted by Charlie on August 24, 2009
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The Ruckus Theater Makes Promising Chicago Debut With “Heist Play”

Recently transplanted from Kalamazoo, The Ruckus is a company dedicated to finding fresh ways to develop new work, and, according to their mission statement, bringing the ruckus. The world premiere production of Heist Play doesn’t quite bring the ruckus, but it’s on the right track. With a few cuts and some refining, the script has the potential to be as sharp as some of its killer one-liners.
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posted by Charlie on August 24, 2009
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Chicago cops honored for arrest in brick attack

Technically, the Chicago police officers were recognized for how quickly they moved to scoop up a reputed gang member -- in about four minutes -- and gather evidence to show he'd bashed a woman's face with a brick. But what Frances Hitchcock, 60, remembers just as much are the days and months after, when the officers continued to reassure her that she could still feel safe in her Far North Side neighborhood.
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posted by Charlie on August 21, 2009
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