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The bridges that work for the city that works

...ve noticed them, you've probably seen the one that runs not quite parallel to Canal Street just south of 18th Street, its towers looming above the dry dock next door, its rust-colored bridge house perched...

    The bridges that work for the city that works
    If downtown bascule bridges are show ponies-with curved, double-leaf spans painted a deep maroon-vertical lift bridges are Chicago's underappreciated workhorses. True to their name, their spans lift vertically but stay parallel to their decks-as opposed to bascule bridges, which flip open at an angle ("bascule" is French for "seesaw").
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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    My given name is Mengyi but after moving to the United States I changed it to Ava. I am a 17 years old girl of Chinese descent. I moved to America in 2015, and have been here for one year and two months now. I am a student at Jane Addams High School. Since I ve been at JAHS, I have learned how to be self-sufficient. In my last school, we had many international students, there were nine Chinese students including myself. All of us always communicated with each other in Chinese. At JAHS, we must speak English and it has really helped me improve my English speaking skills. JAHS is a good school. Teachers love to help me with anything I need help with. They explain and let me know the meaning of words I don t understand and show me pictures to help me understand and learn better. Another thing is that these teachers will even help students with issues outside of school. So much love, care, and focus makes me feel loved like a family and makes my heart warm.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS made me realize that school is very important. Teachers give us time to stay after school or come early in the morning just to make sure you are passing all your classes. I attended 3 high schools before JAHS. If I had to pick, I would say that JAHS is my favorite school. Everything about this school is great. The teachers are very nice and they try to make every student into a better person. Not all schools do that. JAHS will make sure you do good in school and life.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    What I like about J.A.H.S is the size of it. My previous school had four floors and dozens of more classrooms with hundreds of more students, which all adds up to a lot more distractions and bad actions. J.A.H.S. gives reasons to stay motivated and on track of my responsibilities. I like how the teachers and staff like what they do. At Jane Addams I ve learned that I can do it. I ve learned to be more socialized, more than I already was. Another thing that has made me successful at Jane Addams is my teachers focus on me.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    What I learned at being at Jane Addams has definitely helped me in my life. At JAHS I have great attendance, my grades are great and I m learning new things every single day. Being enrolled in this school made me successful because it taught me discipline and showed me with consistency in attendance and hard work, I definitely feel motivated about school again. Attending Jane Addams has been frustrating and hard, but it was the only way to get me on a straight path again and make me successful. Jane Addams is definitely a school that helps you in every way possible to succeed.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before I came to Jane Addams, I felt like my life was going down the drain while I was attending Benito Juarez. I had too much freedom in that high school and I was constantly ditching just to go hang out with my friends in the streets. I was slacking slack off so I ended up leaving there. I search up what other schools and found Jane Addams and honestly it was the best thing that ever happens to me. I was able to be successful in Jane Addams because it was stricter than my last high school but easy to adapt to. The teachers develop a great relationship with students and they are always willing to help. The biggest reason why I was able to be more successful in Jane Addams is because there are less distractions than at my last high school. Jane Addams was really helpful in getting me back up in my feet. I appreciate the wonderful teachers they provide to the students. I really wished I knew about Jane Addams sooner.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS is really different because they have you on check. The staff pushes you to keep you on track with everything. My last high school was is very different. They wouldn't give you a helping hand like the teachers do at JAHS. What I like about JAHS is that they keep you going. The teachers keep pushing you to do better. Everyone at JAHS is dedicated and committed. The teachers at JAHS are amazing, not only do they help you improve your skills but they make learning fun.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before attending Jane Addams High School, I went to Steinmetz College Prep High School. At Steinmetz I was a failing student. I know I made the right decision by coming to Jane Addams High School. It was perfect for me! They gave me the faith and hope that I had lost. I love the staff at Jane Addams. They are really helpful and understanding, just like the teachers here as well. The teachers I had are the best; I love them so much because without their care and help, I wouldn't be where I am today. The support is amazing. It's crazy because at my old school you were basically on your own. The way Jane Addams is set up is really good in my opinion, I think so because they give us benefits but we have to work for them. Teachers are so helpful they will help you with anything that has to do with your grade and work. Moreover, the communication between the students and the grownups is comfortable and understanding. Honestly, I really like Jane Addams.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I was successful at Jane Addams High school because it is easy going but strict as well. The teachers are always ready to help. Jane Addams has shown me that it's never too late to get back on track. When I first started at Jane Addams I was not motivated because of my previous failures. Teachers at Jane Addams would always push me to work hard. Before I knew it, I was working diligently. Jane Addams has taught me to never give up. No matter how far you think you ve fallen or how far behind others you might be, you should never give up. At Jane Addams I have learned how to be independent and finish the work I ve started. I am thankful to everyone and especially Ms. Comparini for giving me the chance to improve my life and move forward.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    I left North Lawndale seeking a more advanced learning environment. When I met with the staff at Jane Addams they showed me that they were about business and I realized that this school might be a right fit for me. There was something different about this Jane Addams. Jane Addams has the right mindset to connect with today's generation and keep them interested in what they re learning. Jane Addams helped me improve my reading skills. When I first started at Jane Addams I was reading at a 7th grade level and I wasn t too proud of that. I always struggled in reading and felt that I would never be able to read because reading was very difficult. At Jane Addams they pushed me, they never gave up on me when they saw that I was struggling with my reading they put me in this reading program that helps people improve their reading scores and may I say that it s working well, and I have never been so interested in reading a book until I started attending Jane Addams. I m glad I chose to attend Jane Addams, because they really help me with the things I was struggling with.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I ve had the experience of going from a failing student to an individual who now gets A s and B s. I went from high school to high school. I felt like I disappointed myself as well as my parents. I hated the feeling of not feeling meaningful. Once I found out about Jane Addams High School, I knew I could get a second chance to not only prove my family wrong, but myself as well. In Jane Addams High School, I have learned what it takes to be a college ready student. Jane Addams High School is strict with the students. Although many complain about the rules, it kept me in place with my grades. I knew if I started ditching many classes or failed classes the teachers and dean would be on me making sure I got back on track. In this school I learned that I can be the victorious student that I ve always wanted to become.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended Jane Addams High School because I was kicked out of my last high school. I have better grades at JAHS than at my previous school and I m learning more. At my old school, teachers could not really work with you because there were so many kids. At JAHS you are able to get more attention. Honestly, I don't think I would have made it if I didn t find JAHS. The main thing that I like about Jane Addams is that nobody here is treated differently. Everyone is here for the same achievement that we are all working for. Also, when you get along with the teachers, they will always look out for you.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I prefer Jane Addams to my previous high school for various reasons. One of these reasons is that the staff at JAHS welcomed me into their school s family immediately. I appreciate that the staff at JAHS is very involved and concerned for my well-being. This is in contrast to my former school. I felt that my former school was not as considerate in regards to my medical conditions of diabetes. I like that at JAHS the school is a comfortable size: the teachers typically have small classes and are always willing to give one on one assistance. That is extremely helpful to me because sometimes my diabetes affects my health and classwork. At JAHS we have some great debates. To prepare for debates, we learned how to do research for evidence to apply to our arguments and counter-arguments. I had a low vocabulary when I first came to JAHS. I feel as if my vocabulary was limited but has expanded at JAHS.

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Cleaning Help

Thought I had a reliable cleaning person (I even recommended her here), but she appears to have become quite less reliable.

Anyone have someone they can strongly recommend?

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    I do have a few people I can recommend. I would rather send you their info personally. You can email me this afternoon momtech1979@yahoo.com

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before I went to Jane Addams High school, I attended UIC college prep. I was there for about two years and a semester. I finished my high school and graduated from Jane Addams High School. I was successful at Jane Addams High School and not my prior school because at my prior school, I would miss a lot of days. At Jane Addams, I was absent from school sometimes but not as much as at my prior school because they get all crazy when you miss school at JAHS. I have learned things at JAHS that I would not have learned at UIC. I was more comfortable at JAHS because of the staff. I am glad I transferred to Jane Addams High School.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I am a current student at Jane Addams High School. Before joining the Jane Addams community I was enrolled at a CPS High School as a Business major. I was getting in trouble all the time and constantly being exposed to drugs. I eventually got deep into the game. My mom was devastated. A good friend of mine told me about Jane Addams. At first I didn t trust it. I was nervous about what to expect, but I had no other choice. But it turned out great. JAHS has taught me how to be independent. The method they use to teach us and the discipline they apply is key to their and the student s success. Joining the JAHS community has made me feel more confident about my skills! The mission of JAHS is self-sufficiency, critical thinking, and personal responsibility. They expect us to be independent and punctual. They don t let just anyone graduate. You have to earn your graduation. If you don t earn it, you won t graduate and they won t feel sorry for you. JAHS has definitely helped me better my skills and taking responsibility. JAHS has changed my life for the best.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed

    I was successful at Jane Addams because they are more flexible and help you out more. I learned a lot in the years that I was at Jane Addams. I learned that understanding others and communication is important. I have learned that working hard in all classes and staying under the radar will help you graduate faster. There is good balance of work and fun at JAHS.

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    Being at Jane Addams I ve learned that life itself won t be easy and it doesn t get any easier after this. I ve also learned that you can t allow little things to interfere with your main goal. I liked Jane Addams staff was like a family. Jane Addams also teaches fast. Overall I would recommend Jane Addams to other students who are looking to graduate.

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a parent

    To all the staff at JAHS that have worked effortless with my daughter and have helped her become a great leader in life. They have given her all the best tools that she will need in order to be successful in live and in whatever she chooses as her future career. I am very proud of her and all she has accomplished and all she will continue to accomplish. Jane Addams is an amazing school and i would bring any child here again!

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools May 24, 2016 Comment

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