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Chicago Gun Violence

Infographic by Juan Latapi// 2013
Infographic by Juan Latapi// 2013
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LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Set to be Built in Boystown

by Juan Latapi and Odalis A. Suarez

Chicago–  The June 3rd groundbreaking marked the start of construction as Boystown residents await for the first LGBT senior housing project in the Midwest, which is due to open in 2014.

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Construction signs and fences have been placed around the lot. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 3rd. (photo by Juan Latapi)

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DePaul Arena by the numbers

Infographic by Juan Latapi for the Red Line Project. DePaul's new prospective arena is the sports angle of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $1.1 billion "Enhance Chicago" master plan to revitalize the South Loop, modernize Navy Pier and enhance the city's convention business by creating an entertainment and restaurant district around McCormick Place.
Infographic by Juan Latapi for the Red Line Project. DePaul’s new prospective arena is the sports angle of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $1.1 billion “Enhance Chicago” master plan to revitalize the South Loop, modernize Navy Pier and enhance the city’s convention business by creating an entertainment and restaurant district around McCormick Place.

Texas tornadoes: 6 confirmed dead, more than a hundred

At least six people have been confirmed dead and at least one hundred injured, as a series of tornadoes ripped through parts of northern Texas last night. The tornadoes left behind a war-like scene with thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, as residents desperately seek their loved ones amongst the chaos.

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Green means Go: Green Line Commuters React to Red Line’s South Branch Closures

photo by Juan Latapi. Commuters patiently wait for the next north bound train at the green line´s Bronzeville 35th/ IIT station. With the upcoming CTA closures of the red line´s south branch, ridership in trains like this is expected to rise from 15,000 to 50,000 on a daily basis.
photo by Juan Latapi. Commuters patiently wait for the next north bound train at the green line´s Bronzeville 35th/ IIT station. With the upcoming CTA closures of the red line´s south branch, ridership in trains like this is expected to rise from 15,000 to 50,000 on a daily basis.

CHICAGO–With the Red Line South Branch closing May 19th through at least October, the CTA plans to divert much of its commuter traffic to the Green Line — creating mixed opinions among several commuters interviewed who take both trains regularly.

The CTA plan calls for Red Line trains to run on the elevated Green Line tracks between the Ashland/63rd and Roosevelt stations.

The agency has already started the process of renovating and adding new features to Green Line stations, such as cameras, and bus shelters for shuttles coming from the Red Line’s most southern stations.

According to the CTA, the expected ridership in the Green Line is expected to go up from 15,000 to 50,000 during the Red Line construction. Continue reading Green means Go: Green Line Commuters React to Red Line’s South Branch Closures

Hope for Tomorrow: Teaching at Esperanza

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Andrew Kennedy, 25, stands against a poster containing photographs of some of his students. (photo by Juan Latapi)

by Juan Latapi

Chicago–Andrew Kennedy, 25, has been a special education teacher for well over three years now. He currently works at Esperanza Community Center, located in the west loop at the intersections of Ashland and Grand. Continue reading Hope for Tomorrow: Teaching at Esperanza