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This Old House

By Cody Prentiss | Monday, June 21, 2010
This Old House

Name: Kevin Klimek What neighborhood he lives in: Northcenter Where we saw him: At West Damen and Warner, sitting on his stoop. What do you like about the neighborhood? Accessibility, public transportation, and amenities. I?ve lived in the city my whole life, and most of my friends live on the North Side. It?s a good Read the Rest…

This Teacher Knows Her Business

By Cody Prentiss | Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This Teacher Knows Her Business

Name: Julie Siedband Where she lives: Northcenter Where we saw her: Sitting with her baby girl in the Starbucks at the intersection of West Irving Park, North Damen Avenue, and North Lincoln Avenue. What issue with the neighborhood most concerns you right now? I’m always interested when new places move into the neighborhood. There’s a Read the Rest…

Welles Park’s Friendly Vendors

By Cody Prentiss | Thursday, June 10, 2010
Welles Park’s Friendly Vendors

Name: Erin Lange Where does she live: North Park Where we saw her: Selling hot dogs at a cart in Lincoln Square’s Welles Park, where she has worked for four years. What issue concerns you most right now with the neighborhood? I would have to say there are very few things that bother me about Read the Rest…

The Mighty Mardi Gras Prince

By Cody Prentiss | Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Mighty Mardi Gras Prince

Name: Prinz Josef Where we saw him: Mingling with the crowd at Lincoln Square’s Mayfest. What’s your title? I’m the prince, and this is the princess Debbie from Mardi Gras Chicago, the Rheinischer Verein, which is part of the German community and one of the Mardi Gras clubs. How long have you been involved with Read the Rest…

Furniture the American Way

By Cody Prentiss | Thursday, June 3, 2010
Furniture the American Way

Name: Jim Doerty What neighborhood he lives in: Ravenswood Where we saw him: North Damen and West Eastwood avenues What issue are you most concerned about in your neighborhood? The parking. I got a couple of tickets where the rules were not posted clearly. It seems like we have more than enough parking surveillance but Read the Rest…

Pets and Ballparks

By Cody Prentiss | Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Pets and Ballparks

Name: Michael Nico What neighborhood he lives in: Ravenswood Where we saw him: North Damen and West Sunnyside avenues What concerns do you have with you neighborhood? Rising rent cost. What do you like about Ravenswood? It’s in the middle of the city, and it’s still a pretty safe neighborhood. Well, what I consider to Read the Rest…

The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy

By Cody Prentiss | Friday, May 21, 2010
The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy

Name: Rina Singh What neighborhood she lives in: Edgewater Where we saw her: Working at the Shell gas station at North Western Avenue and West Montrose Avenue in Ravenswood. How long have you worked as a cashier here? Not too long. It?s been like five months. What?s your impression of the neighborhood? It?s a nice Read the Rest…

Crime and Kite Flying

By Cody Prentiss | Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Crime and Kite Flying

Name: Michael Giustino What neighborhood he lives in: Ravenswood. Where we saw him: Sitting in Jeri?s Grill, 4357 N. Western Ave. Is there anything you would want to change about Ravenswood? Absolutely not. I?ve been living here a long time. What issue most concerns you in the Chicago area? Unemployment and crime. Children today, they Read the Rest…

The Philippine Elections

By Hunter Clauss | Friday, May 14, 2010
The Philippine Elections

Name: Estela Escudero What neighborhood she lives in: Ravenswood. Where we saw her: Near Budacki?s Drive-In, 4739 N. Damen Ave. What do you like about Ravenswood? There are a lot of young people. There are more businesses around because of that. You know how young people are. They love to eat, and they love to Read the Rest…

Volcanoes

By Hunter Clauss | Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Volcanoes

Name: John and Rachel Beale What neighborhood they live in: Lincoln Square Where we saw them: Walking down Lincoln Avenue near Eastwood. What do you think about the volcano in Iceland that’s disrupting flights to Europe? John: I think it’s terrible, but what are you going to do about it? It’s just an unfortunate thing. Read the Rest…

Permit Parking

By Hunter Clauss | Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Permit Parking

Name: Carlos Pedroza What neighborhood he lives in: Ravenswood Where we saw him: outside of Beans and Bagel (1812 W. Montrose Ave.) after buying an iced coffee What concerns he has about his neighborhood: “Permit parking. It’s not enforced at all by the police. We get a lot of people who are obviously from out Read the Rest…

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