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July 2011

Rogers Park students join the American Cancer Society

Rogers Park students join the American Cancer Society CHICAGO - July 8, 2011 - Selected Illinois students are trading in their bathing suit and sun block for a lab coat and test tubes. Two local juniors, Madalina Bic attending Lane Tech College Prep School and Sadeka Ismail, attending Amundsen High School, will both spend their summer conducting cancer research. Interested in pursuing a career in science, Bic and Ismail will get an early start with the American Cancer Society’s Summer High School Research Program
posted by Charlie on July 12, 2011
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Rogers Park harvests plan for open land that could become urban farm

Densely and diversely populated, could Rogers Park on the city’s North Side soon be the site of an urban farm? It’s an idea getting a serious push, and deservedly so. Capital to build on vacant lots is hard to come by, so why not use the land to grow produce and teach agricultural and business skills? Rogers Park could get a farm at 7501 N. Ashland, a two-acre site that 20 years ago was the home of Lerner Newspapers. Royal Bank of Canada is foreclosing on the land. The city invited developer proposals for the property a few years ago, but nobody responded. Get the entire Sun-Times article here>>

SP Kebab offers taste of Europe

SP Kebab offers taste of Europe By Megan Millard for It’s not a gyro place. In fact, it’s not even a place you could compare to the hundreds and hundreds of other restaurants in Chicago. Tucked away in at the intersection of Pratt and Sheridan with vacant lots on either side, SP Kebab offers a taste of Europe that its owners say is unique. Peter and his wife decided to open the restaurant together. “One of the first things we did was we painted the walls orange,” she said. “We didn’t have any signs or advertisements outside that we were opening soon.”
posted by Charlie on July 01, 2011
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