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Spring Renewal

May 4, 2015 by StreetWise

John Hagan Spring gives us a new lease on life. In springtime we enjoy baseball, outdoor basketball, and many other outdoor activities, including picnics and BBQ cookouts. Spring is a time to shed off heavy clothing, jackets become more stylish and fun to wear. Wintertime clothes are a chore to find and put on for[…]

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NHL Playoffs

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May 4, 2015 by StreetWise

Vince: Hockey playoffs are just starting and the Chicago Blackhawks are in it. They don’t have the greatest seeding but when playoff time comes they know how to turn it up. John what do you think of the Blackhawks chances and about the NHL playoffs overall? John: I enjoyed hockey in the past because the[…]

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Baker & Nosh

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April 27, 2015 by StreetWise

By Donald Morris and Ben Zarit Donald Morris, a long time StreetWise vendor, recently visited Baker & Nosh, a coffee shop that specializes in fresh-baked bread and pastries. Baker & Nosh is located in Uptown at 1303 W. Wilson. It is the smell of baking bread and pastries hot from the oven that draws people[…]

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NBA Playoff Predictions

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April 27, 2015 by StreetWise

John: I like San Antonio in the West because they have been on such a hot streak. They figured when April comes it is their time of the year. The Spurs have all these key veterans like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker so, they have been there and done that for many many[…]

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Blackhawks Playoffs

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April 13, 2015 by StreetWise

John: The outlook looks good for the Blackhawks. They are very close to Nashville and St. Louis for the top spots. Like before, the Hawks do not really need home ice advantage to succeed. There is something about the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs that once the playoffs start they just know how to kick[…]

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Big & Little’s Restaurant

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April 13, 2015 by StreetWise

by Jennifer Aldrich & A. Allen Finding a good and filling meal for under $10 can sometimes be a challenge in the city. StreetWise vendor Andy Allen ventured to River North to try the award- winning Big & Little’s (860 N. Orleans St.). This gourmet fast food taco, seafood, and burger joint has been featured[…]

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Vendor Robert Qualls remembers Ernie Banks

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April 6, 2015 by StreetWise

by Joseangel Ramos On Jan. 23 the world of baseball and the Chicago Cubs organization lost a hall of famer, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. One of our Streetwise vendors, Robert Qualls, reflects on his memories of Banks and shares them with Streetwise. “I first met Ernie in 1973 after a ball game and I met[…]

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Spring Baseball

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April 6, 2015 by StreetWise

John: Now that the weather is getting nicer outside one can hope that spring is coming and that is something that I am excited about. Another thing to be excited about is the Cubs and White Sox. They made key improvements in the offseason but, will those moves be enough to make it to the[…]

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Heritage Outpost

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March 30, 2015 by StreetWise

by Stephanie Hausen With the mounds of snow that blessed our city earlier this winter, finding a toasty place to grab a hot drink and a quick snack is at the top of everyone’s list. Heritage Outpost, located in the Uptown neighborhood at 1325 W. Wilson Ave., is a new bicycle cafe that provides just[…]

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Scholarships may not be enough

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March 30, 2015 by StreetWise

John: The reason why we are just talking about College basketball and football is because there is a lot more money invested in those sports than baseball and hockey. Basketball and football also tend to have more coverage. The good part about basketball is the tournaments because of all these tournaments are going on and[…]

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