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  • 1996 Democratic National Convention
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    The 1996 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, from August 26 to August 29, 1996. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were nominated for reelection. This was the first national convention of either party to be held in Chicago since the disastrous riots of the 1968 Democratic convention, and as of 2016, the most recent presidential convention held in the city by either major party.
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    Addams/Medill Park is a public park in Chicago named after Jane Addams and Medill Elementary School. It is located in Little Italy.
  • Fulton-Randolph Market District
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    The Fulton-Randolph Market District, often shortened to, Fulton Market, is a district on the Near West Side of Chicago. It was formerly a meat-packing, warehouse and industrial district, but has gentrified with corporate headquarters, tech industry, hotels, bars, restaurants, and retail. Randolph Street and Lake Street are the main East-West streets, and Halsted Street is the major North-South artery. The district's name commemorates American inventor Robert Fulton and it is located just across the expressway from the Fulton River District to the east.
  • Moses Montefiore Academy Public school in Chicago, Illinois, United States
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    Moses Montefiore Academy (also known as Moses School or simply Montefiore) was a special school of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Established in 1929, The school was located Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois and served students with severe emotional disorders. The school closed in 2016.
  • National Hellenic Museum
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    The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution dedicated to displaying and celebrating the cultural contributions of Greeks and Greek-Americans. Formerly known as the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, the National Hellenic Museum is located in Chicago’s Greektown, at the corner of Halsted and Van Buren Streets. The National Hellenic Museum has recently undergone a modernization program that cumulated in the museum moving to its current building in December 2011. The official opening of the NHM took place on December 10th, 2011 and proved to be a marked event within the Greek community of Chicago.
  • Morgan station
    Morgan station Chicago "L" station
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    Morgan/Lake is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Green and Pink Lines in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The original station on this site was closed and demolished in early 1949; after years of intense lobbying by local residents and members of the Fulton Market Merchant Association, the Chicago Department of Transportation rebuilt the station from 2010–2012. The new station opened on May 18, 2012.
  • Halsted Street station
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    Halsted Street, also known as Halsted Street/U.I.C., is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line, located in Chicago, Illinois. The station is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the West Line. Halsted Street station is elevated and consists of two island platforms on an embankment near an overpass. Only the northern island platform is actively used for passenger service. There are two unstaffed shelters on the northern platform, and staircases leading to the southbound sidewalk.
  • Fulton River District, Chicago
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    Fulton River District is a Chicago neighborhood located on the edge of Chicago's downtown, northwest of the Loop. The district is bounded by the Chicago River to the east, the Kennedy Expressway to the west, Ohio Street to the north and Madison Street to the south, making it part of the Near West Side and West Town community areas of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Just across the expressway to the west is Fulton-Randolph Market District (Fulton Market).
  • Jackson Boulevard District and Extension
    Jackson Boulevard District and Extension United States historic place
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    The West Jackson Boulevard District in Chicago, Illinois, also known as West Jackson Historic District, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was earlier designed as a Chicago Landmark, in 1976, and expanded as Jackson Boulevard District and Extension in 1997. The NRHP district was expanded in 1989 to include one more building, the James H. Pearson House.
  • Western station (CTA Blue Line Congress branch)
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    Western is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It serves the Near West Side neighborhood and Crane Tech High School. The station is also located about 1 mile north of the Western Avenue (Metra BNSF Railway Line) commuter railroad station.
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