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Joseph Erbentraut
Works at The Huffington Post
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Chicago, IL
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"The portrayal of Englewood I see on TV is not the community I live in. Every day, I'm walking outside to the gym, to the cafe, going to work. It's not what you think. I'm trying to convince people that there is hope here and it is a place where you can raise a family."
Odds are, if you've heard a story about the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Englewood in the news recently, it had something to do with crime or poverty. Indeed, Englewood ranks among Chicago's five most violent neighborhoods and has a high un...
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A Chicago landmark is taking their battle for survival to Kickstarter.
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Parklets coming to Chicago? It's true!
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Amara Enyia: "This is not a campaign to make a point. This is a campaign to win."
CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's approval rating has been declining for months, but people aren't exactly lining up around the block to run him out of his fifth-floor City Hall office. And why would they? Emanuel has more name recognition than per...
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Mental health advocates are at odds with the city of Chicago over its clinic consolidation plan.
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I still can't quite believe I was given the opportunity to interview the incredibly talented, (Chicago area-born!) king of deadpan Nick Offerman.
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  • The Huffington Post
    Associate Chicago Editor, 2011 - present
  • Freelance
    Writer/Editor, 2008 - 2011
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Genoa City, WI - Madison, WI
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Journalism, 2004 - 2008
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