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Chicago couple Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft operate Working Bikes, a nonprofit that has donated more than 50,000 bikes worldwide since 1999. Bikes give residents of impoverished countries mobility and independence, Little said. 

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

November 27, 2017

Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft started Working Bikes in 1999, a nonprofit dedicated to recycling bicycles as well as supporting culture and both international and local bicycle projects. The married c...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Anger Over Ethnic Studies Ban Continues

By Estefania Martinez

April 16, 2012

Thanks to a segment on the Daily Show with John Stewart, the anger over the ban on ethnic studies in Arizona has reignited all over again. Also feeling the fire is the recent consideration to extend the ban to the university/college level. The Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Dennis Valera, asked people on the streets of Chicago about their opinions on the ban.http://youtu.be/QzaXQw-A81g...

Unsecured buildings pose threat to city

By Darryl Holliday

March 28, 2011

Owners of neglected and abandoned buildings in Chicago—many of which are the result of foreclosure—could face time in jail if the properties aren’t safely secured when left vacant, despite banks’ and third party services’ reluctance to maintain the buildings before foreclosure processes are complete.Section 13-12 of the city’s Municipal Code was amended on Feb. 9 to include incarceration of up to six months for p...

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