Articles By Maxwell Evans

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Hyde Park Trader Joe’s, Set To Open In Late October, Begins 10-Day Hiring Event Today

The company is looking to hire about 70 part-time staffers for its new location at 1526 E. 55th St.

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Bibliophile Closes In Hyde Park Just 1 Year After Opening, But Owner Says It Could Reopen With ‘New Team’

A recent divorce, leg injuries and a "downturn" in the food service industry led to the boozy bakery's closure, owner Michael Scott Carter said.

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You Can Try Dragon Boat Racing For Free In Jackson Park This Weekend

"The club provides all the equipment: the life vests, the paddles, the boat. All you have to do is bring yourself."

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With Obama Center On Horizon, Rent Hikes Already Hitting Woodlawn Residents: ‘They Want To Stay Here’

The Obama Center's visibility provides a unique chance to draw attention to the issues behind gentrification in Chicago. "We want the library to be here, but we also don't want to be displaced," one neighbor said.

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For Decades, Chicago’s Black Cowboys Have Kept An Overlooked History Alive. Now, Thanks To Lil Nas X, People Are Paying Attention

Roy Rogers. Gene Autry. Buffalo Bill. When you think of a cowboy, odds are you think of a white man. But Chicago's community of black cowboys have been here all along.

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Woodlawn Residents Can’t Afford Rising Rents Near Future Obama Center, Study Finds

A Community Benefits Agreement is needed to protect longterm residents from displacement, the UIC study's author said.

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Reggies Now Open At 63rd Street Beach And Could Stay Open Until Cold Weather Hits

The rock club's newest location won't feature the live music its home base is known for this season, but food, drinks and lakefront views are available before it gets cold outside.

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Common Welcomes Students To His New South Shore Arts-Focused School

After a rocky path to its opening, students and parents hope the charter school can increase access to artistic pursuits for South Side children.

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Overhaul Of 59th Street Metra Station Will Bring Back Long-Closed Entrance, Add Accessibility

Plans to install an elevator would make the station accessible, while the 60th Street entrance — closed for more than three decades — would be reopened.