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Thursday, April 27
Slats.org documents Chicago block club signage and offers a glimpse into neighborhood priorities; each image features interesting differences in both the prohibited activities and their presentation. Perhaps because of these variations, the signs apparently work: in a 2003 article, the Chicago Reporter described block clubs as central to the success of Chicago's community policing strategy.