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City Housing Program Brings Life Back To Vacant Buildings, Block By Block

The Micro Market Recovery Program helps low-income families to bring vitality back to South and West side neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Getting A Tattoo Can Help Stop Sexual Violence, Support Survivors During 1-Day Fundraiser At Deluxe Tattoo

Deluxe Tattoo will provide special tattoos for one day as part of a fundraiser for Still Not Asking For It.

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Sip Coffee House Closes After 20 Years In West Town, Will Be Replaced By A Bakery

"I believe there is a place and time for everything," owner Nancy Angelopoulous said. "We are ending on a good note."