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'New Era' Begins at Taft With Completion of $17 Million Renovation

Aug 26, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — The completion of a $17 million renovation of Taft High School signals the start of a new era for the neighborhood high school, city and school leaders said Tuesday. ... Taft is the most crowded high school in Chicago. During the 2014 ... More

Taft Ends Uniform Dress Code After Students, Parents, Alumni Make Appeal

Sep 12, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — Taft students can say goodbye to white collared shirts and blue or black pants — forever. The Taft High School Local School Council unanimously voted Thursday afternoon to scrap the neighborhood high school's decades-old uniform ... More

Four more speed cameras activating next week

Aug 30, 2014 • WLS
(Chicago) Four new speed cameras will start issuing warnings to drivers next week in the Pilsen, Norwood Park, McKinley Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods. The speed camera at 1440 W. Cermak Rd., near ... Three more speed cameras will be turned on ... More

Back To School: Budget Crunch Pushes Public Schools to Rely on Fees

Sep 8, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — Elena Magdaleno didn't expect her daughter Mikailia's first day at Taft High School to come with sticker shock. Magdaleno, a single mother who owns a graphic-design business and also has a son in third grade, was shocked when she ... More

Northwest Side Students Say Goodbye to Uniform Dress Code ... For Now

Sep 2, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — Teens streaming into Taft High School painted a colorful picture Tuesday morning, as students were allowed wear whatever they wanted to class for the first time in decades. Principal Mark Grishaber suspended the uniform dress code ... More

Daughter's Film Tells Story of the 'Chicago' Guitarist You Don't Remember

Aug 20, 2014 • DNAinfo
“I have been to Chicago a couple times when I was a kid, but this was really like going back in a time warp to see where my dad lived and Hitch Elementary School and Taft High School and the places that they played growing up.” As much as the film is ... More

Filming of television commercial at Norwood Crossing

Aug 20, 2014 • Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
Recently, Valters was able to revisit an earlier part of her life in the fast-paced world of product promotion when parts of Norwood Crossing, 6016-20 N. Nina Ave. in Chicago, were transformed into on-location filming of a 30-second television ... More

Home equity loans are back but should you get one?

Aug 14, 2014 • KERO-TV 23
If the value drops and you've extracted cash, you could end up owing more than your home is worth, says Justin Lopatin, vice president of residential banking for PERL Mortgage in Chicago. "What if you take out all this money to do a home improvement ... More

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