Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chicago

The Chicago stop of the Brown Line is home to many schools and close to shopping areas and restaurants. Moody Bible Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, and Loyola University Chicago are all within walking distance of this stop. A couple blocks away the Marwen Foundation holds free art classes to kids, grades 6-12, who can't afford it on their own.

Until recently, just west of the Brown Line stop was Cabrini-Green, a poverty-stricken, gang reigned area that centered around the apartment buildings of public housing. The high crime and brokenness of the area called for government to find a solution.

Demolition of Cabrini-Green homes
The demolition of the public housing began in 1995 and finished recently in mid-to-late 2011.This lead to thousands of displaced residents, many of whom you can see homeless on the streets of Chicago.

Every Saturday afternoon, Chicago-ians and college students, some from Moody Bible Institute, DePaul and Loyola, as well as Wheaton, in the suburbs, and even as far as Indiana, come to the Loop to minister and hang out with them, serving lunch and bible study. More information at ChicagosBeloved.org

Check out the Chicago Red Line stop to find more things in this area.

Transfer to the Brown Line on this stop.

The next stop on the Purple Line is Sedgwick (Northbound) or Merchandise Mart (Southbound).

Back to the Purple Line.

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