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February 2012

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park By Bob Spoerl They jived and dipped and grooved and spun and yelled and swayed and made the wind at times seem a step behind. The “they” are creative dancers living and performing in Rogers Park. One night after the Grammy's, a group of young dancers from the neighborhood known as 808s -- the name is an ode to loud hip hop music, 808 being the penal code for noise violation -- teamed up with a professional dance company from the far North Side, Phoenix Rising, to produce a dance show called "Lover's Lane." It was only several weeks after two young men were shot and killed near Howard Street in Rogers Park.
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posted by Charlie on February 17, 2012
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Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer:

Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer: McDonald’s and Harris Bank slated for demolition in plans for plaza: After nearly five years of planning, the renovation of the Loyola Red Line El station is scheduled to begin in late May, according to university officials. Construction will begin shortly after Loyola's commencement ceremonies. In a related project, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced possible future plans to make Loyola a Red/Purple Line transfer station. Read the Loyola Phoenix Story Here
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posted by Charlie on February 16, 2012
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2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition

2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition Elizabeth Walder, Esq., founder and President of Immigration Law Associates in Skokie, IL, has been helping foreign nationals achieve their immigration goals for more than 20 years. As a result, she understands the critical role of higher education in unlocking the door of opportunity for immigrant youth and their families. Yet financial concerns often stand in the way. To underscore her commitment to immigrant communities in and around Chicago, Mrs. Walder, with her attorneys and staff, is pleased to announce the “Immigrants Aspire!” scholarships and essay competition. Three scholarship awards – a grand prize of $2,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500 – will be payable directly to each winning student’s college or university. Winners will also be honored at a special reception and their essays will be featured on the Immigration Law Associates website.
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posted by Charlie on February 16, 2012
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