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Plan to Double Size of Jones College Prep 'Unacceptable' to Ald. Fioretti

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    CHICAGO — Jones College Prep is expanding, but neighborhood residents and their alderman say it's not enough.

    One of the most prestigious of Chicago Public Schools' 10 selective-enrollment high schools, Jones was already getting a new building just down the block from its current home in the South Loop, to open in the fall.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago's Martin Luther King Jr. Drive: A Road Through History

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      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive can be found on the South Side of Chicago, stretching from 23rd Street to 115th Street.

      CHICAGO — Across the country there are 730 streets named after civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

      "Map them and you map a nation within a nation," says one expert, noting they are mostly byways familiar to black

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Darden's Seasons 52 Coming to North Bridge

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        Darden Restaurants will open a Seasons 52 restaurant in the Shops at North Bridge in the fall, the company said Tuesday.

        The eatery, described as a "fresh grill and wine bar" on its Web site, will occupy 6,000 square feet in the building adjacent to the mall at 55 E. Grand Ave.

        "The Shops at North Bridge is an ideal setting for our guests -- people

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        On King's Birthday, South Shore Residents Rally to Rebuild

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          SOUTH SHORE — With new aldermanic leadership on the horizon, residents of South Shore used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to rally neighbors to rebuild the struggling lakefront neighborhood.

          About 40 people gathered Monday in the auditorium of the Bradwell School of Excellence, 7736 S. Burnham Ave., to discuss how the neighborhood could be

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago