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Re: “Pullman to get first new residential building in nearly 50 years

There's a difference between a community and a neighborhood. The former has well-defined borders; the latter's are more fluid. A neighborhood can touch potions of several communities and take its name from any. As far as we kids were concerned, we played in Pullman Park and lived in the Pullman neighborhood.

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Posted by Enginist on 07/17/2018 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Pullman to get first new residential building in nearly 50 years

I lived in South Pullman for a while. 12907 S. Normal. It was a normal house on a normal block. But the world can change with a single spin on its axis. And artists, not even Picasso, can change it back again.

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Posted by Enginist on 07/14/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Pullman to get first new residential building in nearly 50 years

Does the decor include a concealed carry permit? Some Pullman stats:

Crime rate is 32% higher than Chicago average.
Crime rate is 100% higher than the national average.
Unemployment rate is twice as high as the Chicago average.
The average school test scores are 50% lower than the national average.
Pullman's overall Education Score is an F.
Pullman's Livability Score is in the 0th percentile.

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Posted by Enginist on 07/14/2018 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Chicago playground engulfed in flames captured on drone video

That burning plastic produced a nasty cloud of toxic smoke. But the firefighters stayed upwind and were able to put it out pretty quick. Could have been started by an accelerant.

Posted by Enginist on 06/23/2018 at 12:13 AM

Re: “If Rauner loves African-Americans, he’s got a funny way of showing it

It's arithmetic, not algebra.

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Posted by Enginist on 06/23/2018 at 12:08 AM

Re: “All Hyde Park wants to know: Where’s Bobo?

I think that BoBo fell prey to a predator.

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Posted by Enginist on 06/23/2018 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Can a Division Street cocktail bar truly capture the spirit of Nelson Algren?

One good way to measure a book is to count how many times you've read it. I can say from personal experience that "A Walk on the Wild Side" bears multiple readings.

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Posted by Enginist on 06/18/2018 at 4:56 PM

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