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    Ms. Pineda is asking for $391.96:
    My students need classroom books such as Space Taxi, Time Warp Trio and Galaxy Zack and math materials such as Ten Frames and Addition Fluency Puzzles to better their fluency in both subject areas.
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Life and death in Back of the Yards: 'We were born into it'

The Lopez family has lived around 49th Street and Winchester Avenue since early in the last decade, and some have joined gangs, according to Lopez's older brother Antonio.

...can happen, you know?" Ortega said. "Once I was waiting on a bus stop on 47th and Damen, there was two cars chasing each other. One got on the sidewalk right where I...

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"Units in 17, couple calls of shots fired," a dispatcher said over the radio. "3200 Montrose. 3200 Montrose. Now we're getting a person shot. 3200, 3224 Montrose at the funeral home, gang-related, person shot, multiple calls."

"Units in 17, couple calls of shots fired," a dispatcher said over the radio. "3200 Montrose. 3200 Montrose. Now we're getting a person shot. 3200, 3224 Montrose at the funeral home, gang-related, person shot, multiple calls."

    Life and death in Back of the Yards: 'We were born into it'
    Ismael Lopez lived and died in a small patch of Back of the Yards thick with homicide memorials and gang graffiti. That he was killed there was not surprising. In the past 3 1/2 years, more than 150 people have been shot in this area measuring a mile by a mile and a half, according to data compiled by the Tribune.
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Free Street Theater Brings Mutant Chihuahuas to City Parks

• Wednesday, August 12 in Davis Square, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

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There's a preview performance tonight, July 27 in Humboldt Park near the boathouse, 1301 N. Humboldt Blvd., at 6:30pm. The rest of the schedule is as follows:

• Thursday, July 30 in Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.

• Friday, July 31 in Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St.

• Wednesday, August 5 in La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Ave.

• Thursday, August 13 in Avondale Park, 3516 W. School St.

    Free Street Theater Brings Mutant Chihuahuas to City Parks
    Preview Mon Jul 27 2015 Free Street Theater is mounting Chicago playwright Ricardo Gamboa's new play The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas for free in several parks around the city as part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks series.
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