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The Chicago Housing Authority’s sleeping giant

The CHA provides Section 8 vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income households. Is the agency trying to keep them from realizing their collective power?

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Food & Drink: The foodways of Chicago's new immigrants. Newcomers from five countries discuss the differences between eating here and their homelands. Meanwhile, Michael Rakowtiz's food truck and public art project Enemy Kitchen brings Iraqis and Americans together for free meals at the MCA. Film: The 2017 Chicago International Film Festival, reviewed. Our critics weigh in on 22 new films making their local premieres. Music: Let’s put it in writing: Melkbelly are Chicago’s most exciting rock band . On the new Nothing Valley, the Pilsen four-piece have found a tense balance between delicate melody and frantic noise.

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