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Joey Delisi

Pilsen/UIC reporter

  • 'Hood: UIC/Little Italy

Rising off the typically desolate Des Plaines Street comes a mirage of a market. Constructed and deconstructed in a matter of hours. The Maxwell Street Market has been running every Sunday since its heyday in the early 20’s. No, there isn’t an obvious error in the name. The legendary Maxwell Street Market did originate on…

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Occupy Chicago gives thanks

Occupy Chicago gives thanks

  As thousands gathered for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade held on State Street this past Thursday, a small group of demonstrators representing Occupy Chicago took to the masses to display what they’re thankful for. “I’m extremely thankful that the Occupy movement is still going on and that its growing,” states Micah Philbrook, Occupy Chicago…

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'One and Only:' The female catalyst of the Beat Movement

In a small room in Montreal, a semi-circle of people sit entranced while listening to an old tape recorder. A warm, charming middle-aged woman’s voice is projected from the grainy cassette static as the group of actors listen intently. Lu Anne Henderson’s voice brings the small collective back to another time; to the era of…

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Little Italy: Old Italians in a new era

Little Italy: Old Italians in a new era

Italian-Americans. They are one of the most romanticized and celebrated, immigrated ethnicities to ever blend into the melting pot of American culture. Now lets drop the stereotypes of gangsters, bootleggers, pizza-makers, love-makers and tan Guidos fist-pumping the night away and think about Chicago’s very own “Little Italy.” No, this isn’t “The Godfather.” And Al Capone…

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'Occupy Chicago' takes over Financial District

‘Occupy Chicago’ takes over Financial District

Occupy Wall Street has been joined by Occupy Chicago. Many pedestrians traveling along the downtown federal district of the Loop may come across a contradicting sight this week.  Looming outside marble bankfronts, hunkering under large American flags stands a group of activists protesting the recent financial motives of the country. Bank employees and stockbrokers alike…

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