Articles By Sarah Conway

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How One Small Group Is Helping Iraqi Refugees, Immigrants Build Businesses And Lives In Chicago

In the last year, the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society has helped more than 824 refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers transition to life in Chicago.

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This Group Wants To Help West Side Residents Live Longer By Investing Thousands In Their Small Businesses

West Side United has raised $10.5 million to fund projects, including business loans, to dramatically shorten the 16-year gap in life expectancy between residents in Garfield Park and the Loop.

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Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Will Head Into Mayoral Runoff And Chicago Will Get Its 1st Black Woman Mayor

Both candidates have painted themselves as progressives who were challenging the "Chicago Machine."

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Packed Garfield Park Valentine’s Market Proves ‘There Is A Lot Of Buying Power On The West Side’

Of the 32 vendors at the market, 80 percent are West Side entrepreneurs. And lots of the small business are being helped by the new sprawling, $34 million food incubator in Garfield Park.

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Akhirah’s In South Loop Celebrates New Orleans Flavors And Black Entrepreneurship

It's barbells and beignets for this personal trainer-turned-baker.

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Prosser Students Take Their Fight For Healthy, Sustainable School Lunches To Washington

More than 80 percent of Prosser students dump their school lunch. This group of students is trying to change that.