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Uptown marchers promote rights for homeless residents

Uptown marchers promote rights for homeless residents

October 10, 2016

A diverse group of protesters marched to Alderman James Cappleman’s (46th Ward) office the night of Oct. 3 in solidarity with the homeless population in Uptown.Many of the neighborhood’s homeless li...

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

‘Doxxing’ unethical under any circumstance

By Editorial Board

November 24, 2014

International activist hacker group Anonymous released the names and pictures of 23 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan on Nov. 16—including former police officers and educators—on its website.The group, in revealing KKK members’ identities as an act of retaliation after the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, declared “Anonymous won’t tolerate racism in any form, or ...

Pulling at the seams: Uptown’s decades-long heritage of diversity beginning to crumble

By Copy Chief

September 22, 2014

“Hey, man, can I have a smoke?”Startled from his private thoughts, Tobias Elder tried to keep walking past the man who asked him for a cigarette. The man looked like he could be a gang member, Elder says, and Elder was not in the mood to barter over cigarettes, so he tossed him the whole pack and tried to move on.To his surprise, the man followed him and looped an arm across his shoulders, asking what was wrong. When ...

IHSA plans for student athletes with disabilities

By Nader Ihmoud

April 22, 2012

Earlier this year, the Illinois High School Association’s Board of Directors created the Ad Hoc Committee to review increasing participation opportunities for student athletes with disabilities after the board received a letter requesting such a change from one of its member schools.According to Matt Troha, assistant executive director of the IHSA, the committee will bring its recommendations to the board, which will deci...

Some wards still in play

By Darryl Holliday

March 7, 2011

50th Ward considers changeThe race in the 50th Ward has been heating up ever since the Feb. 22 election. Alderman Bernard Stone, who won 37 percent of the ward vote, and Debra Silverstein at nearly 34 percent, have traded barbs and continue to make their case for why they should be chosen to represent the North Side neighborhood of West Ridge—one of the most diverse areas in the city.The 10-term alderman was first electe...

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