Beverly native Joshua Houston won a city-wide talent competition and earned a full-ride scholarship to college.Boys Girls Club of Chicago

Poetry Helped South Sider Joshua Houston Cope With Family Tragedy — Then It Got Him A Full Ride To College

Houston credits much of his success to his love of poetry —and the Boys & Girls club for fostering that love.

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DePaul Students Want Professor To Apologize For Column, Tweets They Call Racist, Xenophobic — But He Says He Stands By Writing

A student group is calling on university officials to censure Professor Jason Hill and the group wants Hill to apologize for social media posts and a recent column.

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Police Shut Down Rainbow Beach Park On Easter, Citing ‘Credible Intel’ — But Resident Wants Answers

On a beautiful Easter Sunday, drivers and pedestrians attempting to enter the South Side beach were turned away by police.

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$95 Million, 19-Story Office Tower At Fulton Market Gateway Gets Key Approval

Neighbors have been worried about the traffic Thor Equities' tower at 800 W. Fulton Market will bring to the increasingly crowded neighborhood.