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    Chicago in the 1920s was a turning point for the development of ethnic neighborhoods. After the opening of the first rail connection from New York to Chicago in the 1840s, immigration sky rocketed from that point on. Majority of the immigrants to Chicago were Europeans. The Irish, Italians, eastern European Jews, Germans, and Mexicans were among the most common ethnicities to reside in Chicago. These groups made up the greater part of Chicago. The sudden increase in immigration to Chicago in the

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    About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood

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    The Pilsen Neighborhood is located Lower West Side of Chicago, extending approximately from Western Avenue and Blue Island Avenue to Sixteenth Street and Canal Street. (Pero.) Today Pilsen has transformed into a colorful, artistic, and beautiful community with the population majority shifted towards the Hispanic. Over the course of these years Pilsen has gone through many changes ranging from cultural to economic and societal changes that have shaped into its present day form. Pilsen’s residents

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    Historically, Chicago has been and always will be a city of change both industrially and agriculturally to the metropolis we know and revere today with skyscrapers and culture abound. In order for the city to become the industrial hub, changes were made to the natural landscapes to accommodate business and residency. Steel became the staple good, and green spaces were demolished during the expansion of industry in the Calumet region by the masses in the creation of steel for railroad tracks and structural

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    10/3/13 P.4 Healthy Living in the Black Community Food deserts are places where healthy foods are not produced nor sold. Unfortunately, Chicago is filled with food deserts. Approximately 600,000 people reside in areas that consist of food deserts (Gallagher, 2006). Nearly 200,000 of those people are children. These children do not have the opportunity for healthier options, which shows an increase in obesity rates (News One Staff, 2011). There are 77 Chicago communities and out of that 77, 23 are food deserts

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    Gage Park Case Study

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    of seventy-seven neighborhoods that make up the city of Chicago. According to the Chicago Park District (2014), the Gage Park area received its name in honor of Commissioner George Gage who was a respected prominent business man and attorney in the late 1870’s. Located on the southwest side of Chicago; Gage Park is a community that is known for its cultural history and diversity over the years. Many different races have lived in this community from the time it was developed, and this trend continues

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    proposes the transformation undertaken by the city of Chicago. He captures this essence through the protagonist, Jurgis, and his travels within three communities. The first community encompasses the majority of the novel, and this is the area of Packingtown. Sinclair then moves Jurgis into the country, which sharply juxtaposes the hustle and bustle of Packingtown. Jurgis finally returns to the industrialized city and spends time in downtown Chicago, where he encounters an elite, corrupt lifestyle. Sinclair’s

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    The following five community resources that I found are very important because they provide services to families in the city of Chicago to help them fight childhood obesity. I picked some organizations in the Humboldt Park community because they are going to be more convenient for the child and the family that I am focusing on for this project. As I mentioned in the child profile, “L” is a child who is suffering from child obesity. I think the following resources are going to help him and his family

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    Delinquency and Gang Violence

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    Delinquency and gang violence has disturbed many communities in Urban African American areas. Engaging youth in community programs may take away from the violence, focusing on the missing factor within delinquents. Youth delinquents are molded into violent criminals before they have a chance to build themselves, the known reason is there communities have a part in there behavior. A problem many communities are faced with is delinquency and gangs. Delinquency and gangs begin to pull

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    Chicago, Englewood Community Overview: The Englewood community is one of Chicago’s 77 official communities. The community is an urban setting comprised of 30,654 residents. Ninety-eight percent (98.8%) are African American. Of the population, 5,740 are youth 10 to 19 years of age, 18.7% of the population and approximately 60% of the households are headed by single women (U.S. Census, 2010). In 2011, median household income was $24,049 compared to the City of Chicago median household of $43,628. The

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    INTRODUCTION Chicago, a city recognized for its gleaming skyscrapers, modern enterprises, and Midwestern charm stands as an international landmark of diversity and modernity. As one of the largest cities in United States, Chicago serves as a model for the realities and consequences of city life. Racially diverse and culturally variant, Chicago is a melting pot of multiethnic communities and values. However, with diversity comes a collection of significant and imminent conflicts. The multiracial

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