Chicago

One Woman Brings Yoga to a Chicago Neighborhood

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Tameka Lawson is changing her Chicago neighborhood one yoga pose as at a time.  Lawson, a yoga enthusiast for only a year, is the executive director of I Grow Chicago, a non-profit organization in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Lawson said she started practicing yoga because she needed...

Chicago Resident Asks For White People To Gentrify Their Park So Officials Will Keep It Clean

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It’s a shame that residents in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago have a large park that is not being maintained by the city. Someone in the largely Latino populated neighborhood feels the only way to get the city clean and pay attention to the park is...

Chicago’s Fourth of July Violence Ends In 82 Shot, 14 Dead

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While most people were out celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts and fireworks, others were out shooting up the city of Chicago. Eighty-two people were shot, 14 of them fatally, according to the Chicago Tribune. The string of incidents started Thursday afternoon. In the most recent...

HIV Rates Rise Among Young Gay, Bisexual Men

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HIV rates among young, gay and bisexual men is on the rise in Chicago, according to a  new study done by Northwestern University. Although the transmission of the disease through IV drug use and heterosexual sex has declined, the Centers for Disease Control feels the...

Brothers on the Block’ Hopes to Prevent Violence in Chicago By Taking to the Streets

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The news pouring out of Chicago has been startling. Hundreds of murders have taken place, violence-plagued weekends have occurred, and the city’s politicians have been seemingly unable to do anything to keep citizens safe. While some have called on the military to intervene, other Chicagoans...