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Joseph Erbentraut

Bringing (Rooftop!) Urban Agriculture To Chicago's South Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

Last fall, when First Lady Michelle Obama came to Chicago to address where the city was coming up short in terms of food access for its residents, she...

The Price Of Intolerance

Chicago Reader | Chicago Reader | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

Racial tensions on Chicago's south side had been simmering for years when, on September 1, 1971, the animosity boiled over--forever altering the lives...

Dying Man Breaks 'Code Of Silence,' Accuses Fellow Gang Member

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

It's a fact of gang culture that frustrates law enforcement and leaves countless crimes unsolved: the code of silence, the "no-snitch rule" that deman...

Latino Firm Opening Supermarket In Food Desert

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Latino-led private-equity firm has agreed to open a supermarket in a Chicago area that's been labeled a food desert....

Old Stockyards Dumping Ground Bubbly Creek Still Bubbling

Chicago Journal | TIM TALIAFERRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A chain link fence separates Bubbly Creek, a polluted backwater cul-de-sac of the Chicago River, from human contact near 35th Street and Racine Avenue...