Articles By Joe Ward

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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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Leslie Hairston Holds Narrow Lead Over William Calloway In 5th Ward Nail-Biter

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Hairston had 50.5 percent of the vote to Calloway's 49,5 percent.

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Stephanie Coleman Defeats Ald. Toni Foulkes In 16th Ward: ‘We Made Herstory’

It was the second straight election that Stephanie Coleman challenged Toni Foulkes in the Southwest Side ward.

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Chicago Man Moonlighted As Rock Photographer For 40 Years — Now He’s Getting His First Art Exhibit

Mike Bush, who photographed Bowie, the Stones, Queen, the Monkees, the Beach Boys and more will display 61 of his shots from March 15 to April 5 at Zhou B Art Center.

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Facing Uphill Battle, 11th Ward Challenger Using City Hall Scandal To Try To Unseat Ald. Daley Thompson

The Daley name is iconic in Chicago, but to some voters it's more infamous — and that's what David Mihalyfy is counting on.

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Family Behind Nana Opening Fast-Casual Caribbean Restaurant Ajo In Bridgeport

Husband-and-wife duo Omar Solis and Audri Simonelli-Solis will soon open Ajo, a fast-casual takeout spot specializing in Caribbean cuisine.

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Bridgeport Tamale Company La Guadalupana Lands Contract With Walmart

It marks a major expansion for a company that has humble roots as a local, immigrant-owned bakery.

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Catholic Churches And Schools In Bridgeport Area Are Merging, Archdiocese Announces

Six Bridgeport-area Catholic schools will become three. Four churches will be merged to two parishes and the fates of four area churches remains up in the air.

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Drive-Through Starbucks Planned For Bridgeport’s City-Owned Vacant Lot At 31st And Halsted

The city owns the vacant lot, which a key City Council committee will consider this week.