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August 31, 2015 by admin

James Metzgar I first came to StreetWise in August 2007 after I retired from full time work. StreetWise has been helpful to me because it is difficult for senior citizens to find regular part-time work. StreetWise has also been helpful to me, helping me find an apartment when I needed to move. For many people,[…]

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David Lang

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August 24, 2015 by admin

by Kenan Heise David Lang is a healthy man in his 30s, who moved in March from Racine, Wis. to Illinois to find work. He at last got a job at the end of July, becoming a vendor for StreetWise. In the following interview, he tells how he had lost his “temp job” in Wisconsin—one[…]

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Mr. Beef

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July 28, 2015 by StreetWise

by A.Allen Come to Mr. Beef located at 666 N. Orleans St. and get more for your money! Not only can you get the “Silver Platter” award winning affordable food, but there is also wall-to-wall pictures. The photographs are entertainment on their own and feature a host of the celebrities who have eaten there. The[…]

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Remembering Disasters

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July 28, 2015 by StreetWise

John Hagan It was a hot and humid afternoon on April 21st, 1967, when a tornado charged through the Village of Oak Lawn. The tornado left 33 people dead, injured 1000, and damaged an estimated $50 million worth of property. The tornado caused a lot of fear, as explained by some of the survivors. It[…]

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Blackhawks & Bulls Legacies

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July 28, 2015 by StreetWise

Vince: What I want to talk about is how the Chicago Blackhawks have won another championship. Congratulations to the Blackhawks. Vegas has said the odds are in their favor to win next year…we’ll see about that because they’ll may have to break up for the salary cap but that’s something we’re gonna talk about. But,[…]

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Welcome INSP Delegates

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June 23, 2015 by StreetWise

The participants of writer’s workshop at Streetwise magazine are very excited to know that INSP conference is taking place in United States this year. At one of the workshops we discussed the importance of street papers and international networks and shared our thoughts about this event. James Metzgar I am so glad to hear that[…]

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Finding Common Ground

James Metzgar StreetWise Vendor

June 8, 2015 by StreetWise

John Hagan. SportsWise Solutions Every Tuesday at high noon Russell, Vince and I meet at StreetWise to discuss issues involving four major sports- Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey. Vince is the group leader. He is our play-by-play broadcaster. Vince is the home team supporter of the group. Whenever a Chicago team is involved, Vince always[…]

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Metro Deli + Sports Bar

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May 26, 2015 by StreetWise

I stopped by the Metro Deli and Sports Bar inside Union Station on Canal and Adams near my work location. Inside the sports bar, there are many varieties to choose from under $10. There are entree salads, deli sandwiches, sides, toasted subs, beverages and breakfast items. Plus, there are carving board specials, including roast turkey[…]

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Chipmunks

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May 18, 2015 by StreetWise

Donald Morris, a long-time StreetWise vendor, is a frequent visitor at Chipmunks American food diner located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at 438 West Diversey Parkway. When it comes to selling StreetWise magazines, vendors need a quick place to grab a bite to eat so they don’t miss those sales. Donald says that Chipmunks provides[…]

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Tweedledum & Tweedledee

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May 18, 2015 by StreetWise

This week in our StreetWise writers workshop we read the poem Tweedledum and Tweedledee. We discussed and wrote about how need and fear (like the monstrous crow in the poem) can encourage people to forget their quarrels. We agreed that sometimes dire need and great fear results in people understanding that they must help each[…]

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