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Navy Pier’s Spinning with Singles event brings speed dating to new heights

Navy Pier’s Spinning with Singles event brings speed dating to new heights

October 15, 2018

First dates are nerve wracking, especially from 200 feet in the air. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., is hosting its third annual Spinning with Singles event Oct. 17, with speed dating rounds conducted on the ...

Candidates eye Congressional seat a month before midterms

By Blaise Mesa

October 9, 2018

Filed under Metro

Only a month away from the midterm elections, candidates for the 7th Congressional District prepare for the final vote.Incumbent Danny Davis was first elected as a Congressmen in the 7th District in 1996, and has been re-elected 10 times. He is opposed by Craig Cameron, the Republican candidate.The 7th Congressional District reaches as far west as Bellwood, as south as West Englewood and as north as the Loop and Magnificent Mile.Davis ...

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

October 8, 2018

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced Sept. 27 that its 2019 Gold Cup Final will be hosted at Soldier Field.The tournament is held every two ...

“We the jury find the defendant, Jason Van Dyke, guilty”

October 8, 2018

Demonstrators rallied across Chicago Oct. 5 after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. “My sons, like me, they’re afraid of...

Riverwalk marketplace to spotlight local businesses

Riverwalk marketplace to spotlight local businesses

October 8, 2018

Local business owners leapt at the opportunity to be highlighted by the city with the development of a Riverwalk marketplace, set to open spring 2019.Adding vendors to the Riverwalk allows Chicago busin...

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

October 5, 2018

Members of Doctors Without Borders hosted an exhibit at the Richard J. Daley Center to show the growing struggles of displaced people by allowing them to experience the journey through virtual reality an...

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

October 4, 2018

More Chicago Public Schools’ graduates are enrolling in college now than ever before.According to a Sept. 24 press release from the Office of the Mayor, 64.6 percent of graduates from the class of 2017 ...

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

October 1, 2018

Colleges will soon be awarded grant money to help pay for textbooks after an additional $5 million in funding was allocated to the Open Textbooks Pilot Program.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the pro...

Alderman pushes to  protect Chicago’s public art

Alderman pushes to protect Chicago’s public art

September 24, 2018

Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) launched a campaign Sep. 12 to promote an ordinance designed to protect public art.If passed, the ordinance could protect Chicago’s commissioned murals while eliminati...

Chicago responds to Hurricane Florence

Chicago responds to Hurricane Florence

September 24, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas Sept. 14, causing widespread damage along the Southeastern coast, including record-breaking rainfall and flooding, leading to approximately 42 deaths ac...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned  Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

September 24, 2018

Doctors may soon become legally obligated to withhold comprehensive information on family planning options from patients if the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to Title X funding go into effec...

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