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Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow

The Pie Patch, 5045 S. Laflin St., 773-340-2048, www.thepiepatchfarm.com

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Urban Growers Collective; main office (1200 W. 35th St., 773-376-8882, www.urbangrowerscollective.org); 61st Street Farmers Market (6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773 241-6044, www.experimentalstation.org/market); Sunday City Market Bridgeport (1000 W. 35th St., 773-823-9410, www.sundaycitymarket.com)

Urban Growers Collective; main office (1200 W. 35th St., 773-376-8882, www.urbangrowerscollective.org); 61st Street Farmers Market (6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773 241-6044, www.experimentalstation.org/market); Sunday City Market Bridgeport (1000 W. 35th St., 773-823-9410, www.sundaycitymarket.com)

    Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow
    The wind-whipped rooftop of a converted warehouse in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor might be the last place you'd expect to find fertile farmland, unless you're Jen Rosenthal, founder and owner of Planted Chicago. "I got my start in farming on the rooftop at Uncommon Ground, the restaurant up in Edgewater," said Rosenthal.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

10 hours ago

Taco vendor's shooting linked to other Back of the Yards robberies, police say

...900 block of West 50th Street;-about 3:10 p.m. July 3 in the 4800 block of South Justine;-about 6:30 p.m. July 8 in the 900 block of West 50th Street...

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...he loads his truck around the same time every day in an alley in the 4800-block of South Elizabeth Street in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.Police said a gunman approached Gomez and...

...earlier this month.The robberies happened:-about 5:50 p.m. June 28 in the 900 block of West 50th Street;-about 3:10 p.m. July 3 in the 4800 block of South Justine;-about...

    Police: Taco vendor's shooting linked to other Back of the Yards robberies
    A dangerous armed robber could be on the loose on Chicago's South Side. Police said the shooting of a street food vendor is one of four others in the same area. Jose Gomez, 34, sells tacos out of his truck, the Taco Mobil, to support his wife and two young children.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Man, 20, shot in head in Back of the Yards, police say

Police said the shooting happened in the 5000 block of South Ashland around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    Man, 20, shot in head in Back of the Yards, police say
    CHICAGO - A 20-year-old man was shot in the head in a shooting in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Police said the shooting happened in the 5000 block of South Ashland around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 20

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 murder of 14-year-old girl over Facebook feud

1700-1729 W. 48th St.

    Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 murder of 14-year-old girl over Facebook feud
    CHICAGO - A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the next.
    http://wgntv.com

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