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Made In Chicago - Drift Eyewear
A few years ago, Chris Mantz went looking for a pair of eyeglasses. His didn't find the frames he was looking for but instead stumbled upon something even better...inspiration. Using his engineering background, he made his first pair of eyeglasses and has since gone on to found DRIFT, a company that makes handcrafted, eco-friendly eyewear right here in Chicago.
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Chicago School of Shoemaking
We recently had the pleasure of visting the Chicago School of Shoemaking where Master Cobbler Sara McIntosh works and plays. From her quaint workshop in the city's Ravenswood neighborhood, she passes years of experience, craftsmanship and insight into this lost art. For more information visit: chicagoschoolofshoemaking.com
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Food Truck Licensing & Assessments
To help mobile food vehicle license applicants prepare for the Department of Public Health and, if applicable, Chicago Fire Department inspections, the city provides a FREE Mobile Food Vehicle Assessment prior to submitting an application. The MFV Assessment consists of a mobile food vehicle review by CDPH and CFD inspectors, who will provide applicants with an inspection report explaining the results of their compliance assessment. A Business Consultant from our department will be onsite to assist with the process, and coordinate any additional services. For more information visit: cityofchicago.org/SBC
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The Chicago Soap Company/Abbey Brown Soap Artisan
Organic, handmade soap so fresh and fragrant, you may actually consider eating it. While we don't recommend doing that, we do suggest you pay a visit to this awesome Chicago shop filled with natural Olive Oil soaps, soothing body oils and relaxing bathing essentials. Your skin deserves it. For more information visit: abbeybrown.com
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Loop Link Bus Rapid Transit
The City of Chicago's Department of Transportation recently began construction on the Loop Link Bus Rapid Transit system. The project will create bus-only lanes on two miles of streets on Washington, Madison, Canal and Clinton on a circuit from Union Station to Millennium Park. Loop Link will improve bus service to six bus lines by eliminating downtown bottlenecks on the most congested portion of the routes, speeding their passage through downtown by separating bus, bike and ordinary traffic lanes. By improving reliability downtown, service quality will increase on the entire route, benefiting neighborhoods throughout the City. Those six lines are the J14, 20, 56, 60 124 and 157. For more information visit: http://chicagolooplink.com/
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Made In Chicago - Chicago Comb Co.
Started by two longtime friends, Chicago Comb Co. is the culmination of years of thinking about art, manufacturing, and sustainable production. Their mission is simple- to create a grooming accessory company that redefines elegance with products that remain timeless. We followed the process of how their premiere comb, the stainless steel, laser cut, hand finished Model #1, was made...right here in Chicago. For more information visit chicagocomb.com
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The Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club
Founded in the Garfield Park Fieldhouse in 1947 and moved to Clarendon Park in 1963, the Garfield Central Railroad is a little known treasure of the Uptown neighborhood and contains one of the largest model railroads in the country. Members of the Club meet regularly in the basement of the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse to build and operate this railroad. Highlights of the design include approximately 1,400 feet of hand-laid track, reliable operations and a state-of-the-art signaling system. The railroad travels through the fictional towns of Summit, Georgetown, Bridgeport, and Williamsport, set in the Appalachian Mountains. For more information visit: garfieldcentral.org
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Chicago's Urban Waterways
The history of Chicago, like the histories of many global cities, is written in our waterways. Join us as we explore how Chicago’s history and future are linked to Lake Michigan and Chicago’s great rivers.
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Historic Pullman Community
In 1880, the President of the Pullman Palace Car Company, George M. Pullman, developed a model industrial town and named it Pullman, Illinois. Since it was annexed to the City of Chicago in 1889, the Pullman community has gone through several changes, but thanks to the Pullman Historical Society and the residents of Pullman, the community has been restored back to the quaint neighborhood it was build to be.
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Chicago Fire Fighter and Paramedic Graduation
At a recent ceremony at Navy Pier, a new class of Firefighters and Paramedics received congratulations from Mayor Emanuel and Fire Commissioner Santiago as they completed their training and became members of the Chicago Fire Department. We spoke to several graduates and instructors about their training and what it means to join the CFD.
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The 606 Bridge Move
The bridge improvements related to construction on the Bloomingdale Trail, the centerpiece of The 606, included moving the bridge that previously spanned Ashland Avenue to Western Avenue. The 'new' bridge at Western replaced the one demolished a few weeks earlier. The bridge was moved on special equipment that can lift, rotate, and transport the entire structure.
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New Chicago Fire Boat
The Chicago Fire Department recently dedicated its first new fire boat in over 60 years. Named in memory of Firefighter Christopher Wheatley, who was killed last year while fighting a fire, it is now the primary emergency watercraft for the Fire Department. The boat is 90 feet long, weighs 330 tons and has a top speed of 14.8 knots or 16 miles per hour. It will serve the City's 28 miles of lakefront, as well as the Chicago River, harbors and industry located along the water.
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MANUAL CINEMA combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic motifs, and live sound manipulation to create immersive theatrical stories. Using overhead projectors, paper puppets, actors in silhouette, and a live band, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality. You really have to see it to believe it! Watch Manual Cinema work their magic as they perform their mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story, Lula del Ray, as part of the Chicago Children's Theatre's Later Stages series @ The Ruth Page Center for Arts May 30 @ 7:30 pm. For more information visit: manualcinema.com
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Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape
The Chicago Department of Transportation recently unveiled the "greenest street in America," the first phase of a two-mile stretch of Blue Island Avenue and Cermak Road in the Pilsen neighborhood that is an unprecedented demonstration of how cutting-edge sustainable design and "complete streets" principles can be implemented in the public right of way. For more information visit cityofchicago.org/CDOT
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Mark Bradford at the MCA
Contemporary Artist, Mark Bradford's art reflects his study of communities. He uses materials that are seen and used everyday to project his message of community importance. His latest exhibition, The Bradford Project now graces the halls of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair
120 years after the 1893 World's Fair, the Field Museum is opening its hidden collections to display incredible artifacts and specimens that will bring to life one of the most spectacular events in the Windy City's history in Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair. Get a look at objects that have rarely—or never—been on display since they amazed fairgoers over a hundred years ago, including a meteorite so feared it was kept chained in a dungeon. Explore how the fair brought visitors closer than ever to unique wonders like exotic animals, international cultures, and strange new products from all over the world. Discover how the fair lives on even today, only at The Field Museum.
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Inside, Below, and Above the Crown Fountain
Although many have marveled at its strange beauty, few people have every seen how the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park really works. We had the unique opportunity to tour the fountain from a perspective not many people have seen - from below, inside and above. Our guide, Park Operations Manager Neal Speers.
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Winter Preparedness Tip: How to Trickle Water to Keep Pipes from Freezing
Trickle your faucets to keep water flowing and prevent your pipes from freezing during cold weather. Chicago Department of Water Management Commissioner Randy Conner shows you how. If they do freeze, use a hair dryer or heating pad to thaw your pipes. Find more tips on CityofChicago.org.
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Edgewater Neighborhood
Edgewater was annexed into the City of Chicago in 1889 in anticipation of the Columbian Exposition. Join us as we tour this historic Chicago neighborhood.
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Restorative practices in schools: Parent Peace Rooms
An overview of the COFI/POWER-PAC model of parent peace rooms, which are being expanded to 7 new CPS schools in 2015 through funding from the Illinois Justice Commission and based on a recommendation from the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago.
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Richard Bennett Custom Tailors
Fifty years ago, there were numerous custom tailor shops sprinkled throughout Chicago. Today, finding one of these haberdasheries can be nearly impossible. Located in the city's financial district, Richard Bennett Custom Tailors & Shirtmakers is a modern retail store steeped in old world aesthetic. It's part showroom, part theater but all class. Owner Albert Karoll takes us inside this Chicago original. For more info visit: rbtailors.com
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New Malcolm X College & School of Health Sciences
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman recently marked the grand opening of the new Malcolm X College & School of Health Sciences, the home of City Colleges’ College to Careers center for excellence in health care education. Designed with the input of employers – most notably, lead partner Rush University Medical Center, and located next door to the Illinois Medical District—the $251 million, 1 million square feet facility will prepare Chicagoans to seize the 84,000 health care jobs coming to the region over the next decade.
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Rogers Park/West Ridge Neighborhoods
Rogers Park and West Ridge are as diverse as Chicago gets. Multi-ethnic and culturally rich, the City's northern border neighborhoods are home to more than 126,000 Chicagoans.
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Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
The FREE exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. While considered a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, Motley never lived in New York but rather played that role from Chicago – his home for most of his life. This full-scale survey of 42 remarkable paintings chronicles the African-American experience, including life in Chicago’s Bronzeville, and gives a radical interpretation of urban culture of the Jazz Age 1920s and 1930s. Spanning 40 years and representing various periods of his lifelong career, the exhibition also includes his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racism. The exhibit runs through August 31, 2015.
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ReStore Chicago
Windy City Habitat for Humanity ReStore helps raise money for Habitat AND keeps good, reusable materials in use! The ReStore has discounted prices on donated and new building supplies, appliances, and furniture. The 29,000 sq. ft store located on 6040 N. Pulaski Ave. is always seeking donations and volunteers. For more information visit: windycityhabitat.org
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MeterSave is a new program offered by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) to non-metered Chicago homeowners to voluntarily install meters to help them save water and save money.
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Wells St Bridge Reconstruction
CDOT is rebuilding the historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River. This video highlights the complicated engineering and construction work to replace the bridge sections that span over the water. For more info visit cityofchicago.org/cdot
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Torrence Ave. Railroad Bridge Move
A nearly 400-foot-long, 4.3-million-pound railroad truss bridge was rolled into place over Torrence Avenue near 130th Street on Saturday, August 25th, and is believed to be the largest truss bridge ever to be moved into the place after being assembled off site. For more info visit cityofchicago.org/CDOT Time lapse video courtesy Brian Fritz Photography
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Chicago Sound - Los Cojolites
This episode of Chicago Sound features highlights from Los Cojolites' performance at Millennium Park's Downtown Sound music series. Los Cojolites are a band of modern soneros from Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1997 as a workshop in regional dance, poetry, and the music known as Son Jarocho, they eventually gelled into a recording unit. Their music continues a four-century tradition. Son Jarocho melds three influences into its music: Spanish (European), African, and indigenous Indian. The group's first album, El Conejo, appeared in 2001. Through relentless touring in Mexico, Europe, and the United States, they developed an international following and performed at numerous festivals and at the Kenny Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They also placed a track in the film Frida (a cinematic adaptation of the biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo). Los Cojolites son una banda de soneros modernas de Veracruz , México. Fundada en 1997 como un taller de danza regional, poesía y música conocida como Son Jarocho, eventualmente formando en una agrupación musical. Su música continúa una tradición de cuatro siglos. Son Jarocho combina tres influencias en su música : español (europeo), africana y indígena de Mexico. El primer álbum del grupo, El Conejo, apareció en 2001. A través de giras implacable en México, Europa y los Estados Unidos, desarrollaron un seguimiento internacional y tocaron música en numerosos festivales y en el Centro de Kenny para las Artes Escénicas en Washington, DC. También colocado una pista en la película Frida (una adaptación cinematográfica de la biografía de la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo).
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Back of the Yards Campus/Public Building Commission
The Public Building Commission (PBC) was honored recently with a Keep Chicago Beautiful 2014 Cultural Restoration Vision Award for its Back of the Yards Campus: Chicago Public High School and Chicago Public Library Branch project and its outstanding contribution to the city's environment and the community it serves. The award is given each year by the non-profit organization Keep Chicago Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Illinois Beautiful, whose mission is to improve the environment through education, public awareness and community involvement. For more information visit: pbcchicago.com
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The 57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show – August 15 & 16
The 57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, will return August 15 and 16 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10am-3pm daily. Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.
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American Science and Surplus
Wow. That's all we could say when we first entered this store. The folks behind American Science & Surplus are fascinated by discovery and invention while being dedicated to having fun along the way. This Chicago gem offers an eclectic mix of industrial, military and educational items, with an emphasis on science and education. They supply a wide range of unusual and hard to find items (some say bizarre stuff) to the hobbiest, tinkerer, artist, experimenter, home educator, do-it-yourselfer, and bargain hunter. Visit them online at: sciplus.com OR even better, visit them in person: 5316 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL. 60630 Music "Sunday Market" by akaUNO (http://akauno.blogspot.com/)
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Chicago Street Sweeping
Last year, the Department of Streets & Sanitation street sweepers swept over 261,700 miles of city streets and picked up over 136,000 cubic yards of debris, and now that our historically harsh winter has finally past, they're back at it again. City officials warn drivers to pay attention to the bright orange temporary signs that are posted in advance of streets being swept. For more information on Chicago's street sweeping program and for schedules, visit: cityofchicago.org/dss
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Made In Chicago - Argus Brewery
Hidden away in the historic Pullman District of Chicago, Argus Brewery continues the great tradition of locally brewed Chicago beer. Located at 113th and Front Avenue in one of only two surviving "Schlitz Row" Commercial Buildings, Argus was started by the father/son team of Robert and Patrick Jensen, who've worked hard the past few years to craft one of the best tasting beers around. For more information visit argusbrewery.com
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New CTA Buses
Mayor Emanuel recently joined Chicago Transit Authority officials to provide a first glimpse of the newest CTA buses that will be hitting Chicago streets beginning this spring, The new buses, manufactured by Nova Bus, will give Chicagoans smoother, more reliable bus trips, part of the Mayor and CTA's major bus modernization program announced in 2012 to provide customers with an almost entirely new bus fleet within the next few years. For more information visit: cityofchicago.org OR transitchicago.com
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Chicago Velo Campus
The Chicago Velo Campus is home to the first velodrome built in the city in a generation. A temporary track is in place, awaiting the installation of a more permanent one on this former U.S. Steel industrial site - just the latest example of the urban renewal currently underway on Chicago's Far South Side. For more information visit: chicagovelocampus.com
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Chicago Water Taxi
Want to see the city from an entirely new perspective? Hop on a Chicago Water Taxi..the best $2 you'll ever spend. For more info visit chicagowatertaxi.com
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Grazing Herd @ O'Hare Airport
The Chicago Department of Aviation recently debuted a grazing herd as part of a Sustainable Vegetation Management initiative at O'Hare International Airport. The herd, consisting of 25 goats, sheep, llamas and burros, arrived at the airport in late July 2013 and began its work on up to 120 acres of land on four sites that have been identified for grazing on O'Hare property. The sites include hilly areas along creeks or streams and roadway right-of ways that are overcrowded with dense scrub vegetation that's difficult to maintain with traditional landscaping equipment. Similar programs have been implemented successfully at Seattle, San Francisco, and Atlanta Airports.
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Christmas Tree Lighting Promo 2016
The Scholla Family of Wauconda will light their 69-Foot Norway Spruce at the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting on November 18 in Millennium Park.
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The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
In the summer of 1893, the planet's first Ferris wheel was unveiled at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The legendary structure was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a direct response to the showstopper of the 1889 Exposition in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Although not a true replica of the original, The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel was inspired by Ferris' original, and now stands as one of Chicago's most visible attractions.
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35th St  Pedestrian Bridge
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Alderman Will Burns recently celebrated new work to construct a new pedestrian bridge at 35th Street over Lake Shore Drive, which will be a modern, S-shaped suspension bridge that will replace a dilapidated structure and create a stronger and more aesthetically pleasing connection between the lakefront and the Bronzeville neighborhood. The $23 million construction project is being led by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and supported by $18 million from the US Department of Transportation and $5 million from the State of Illinois. The new bridge is expected to open in October 2015. During construction, work will be staged to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction and one sidewalk 35th Street from Cottage Grove to Lake Park and on Lake Park from 35th to 36th Street. The existing bridge is now closed and will be demolished in the coming weeks. The detour for pedestrian access to the lakefront trail is at Oakwood Boulevard over Lake Shore Drive. For more information visit: chicagoDOT.org
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The Peterson Garden Project
The Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization looking to inspire everyone they meet to grown their own food and community. If you love the taste of a homegrown tomato, are curious about growing food yourself, and would like to make urban gardening the norm, not the exception — then they're looking for you! For more information visit petersongarden.org
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Filling Potholes on Chicago Streets
CDOT pothole crews are on the street seven days a week to address potholes in streets and alleys across Chicago. For more information visit: chicagoDOT.org
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Beyond Swastika & Jim Crow at the DuSable Museum
By the time World War II began on September 1, 1939, Germany had purged itself of its Jewish professors, scientists, and scholars. Some of these academics, deprived of their livelihoods by the Nazis, found refuge in the United States. But in this new world, they faced an uncertain future. A few dozen refugee scholars unexpectedly found positions in historically black colleges in the American South. There, as recent escapees from persecution in Nazi Germany, they came face to face with the absurdities of a rigidly segregated Jim Crow society. In their new positions, they met, taught, and interacted with students who had grown up in, and struggled with, this racist environment. Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow explores the unlikely coming together of these two groups, each the object of exclusion and hatred, and examines the ongoing encounter between them as they navigated the challenges of life in the segregated South.
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Christmas Tree Lighting 2014
Daley Plaza was the location as the City of Chicago officially kicked off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony on November 25, 2014, as well as the opening of Christkindlmarket Chicago.
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Naturalization Oath Ceremony
Mayor Rahm Emanuel commemorated Presidents' Day by hosting a Naturalization Ceremony at Chicago's City Hall. The ceremony paid tribute to the values and ideals put forth by our nation's forefathers.
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Chicago Winter Prep
The city is ready for snow...are you? Commissioner Charles Williams of Chicago's Department of Streets & Sanitation shows us the tools and technologies that go into preparing for a Chicago winter.
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Chicago Smart Lighting Demonstration
The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust are conducting a public demonstration of next-generation streetlights in seven neighborhoods as part of the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which will upgrade streetlights across the city. Residents are being asked to provide feedback on the new lighting, which represents the latest advances in lighting technology. Residents can submit their feedback online, by completing a short survey found at www.chicagoinfrastructure.org or www.chicagodot.org through the end of the year. Comments may also be submitted by mail to CDOT Streetlight Demo, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60602.
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Money Minute - Funeral Expenses
On this edition of Money Minute, City Treasurer Stephanie Neely wants families to be financially prepared to deal with the costs of burying a loved one.
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Customer Service Tips From a Chicago Taxicab Driver
Hear how Rashid provides top notch customer service while working as a Chicago taxicab driver and how his hard work pays off.
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