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VIDEO: Voters split on controversial debate question to Garcia

By Amina Ismail

In last week’s debate, the moderator questioned candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia about how he would deal with violence as his own son was once connected to the Chicago gang scene. The question was met with boos from the audience and Mayor Rahm Emanuel came to his opponents defense noting that the line of questioning was unfair.

The issue of whether the question should have been asked in the first place has Chicagoans split.

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Green restaurants: Serving up sustainability and savings

By Jasmine Sanborn

Businesses like Piece Brewery and Pizzeria and its sister restaurant, Brobagel, serve up mainstay menus in Wicker Park as they have for 13 years. Environmental sustainability is another cornerstone built into the business model.

“The main thing, we already had built in [is] we brew our own beer. There is less distribution and we cut carbon there. Our spent grain goes to urban farmers or anyone else who asks. It gets used to make some of our bagels next door,” said Eric Fritzsche, 33, general manager. “We try to make sure everything we do is local and clean.” Continue reading