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Vinyl toy artistry makes way to United States

The “Bat Bear,” a customized vinyl bear champ toy, is a collaboration between artists JC Rivera and Leecifer. customized vinyl Bear Champ toy

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 30, 2015

When it comes to trends, it may seem like the U.S. is at the forefront of the scene, but that is not the case when it comes to vinyl toy art.Vinyl toys have been one of the most popular art forms in Japan...

The Admiral Theatre, 3940 W. Lawrence Ave., won the “Block Star Business Award,” which highlights businesses that encourage positivity, tidiness and cleanliness around the Albany Park neighborhood.

Strip club wins neighborhood cleanliness award

January 26, 2015

The Admiral Theatre, surprised residents of Albany Park by winning an award for cleanliness when the business is commonly viewed as quite the opposite on the inside.The strip club, located at 3940 W. ...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

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