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“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...

6:16 a.m. The outside of Jeri's Grill from the Montrose side.

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

March 12, 2018

Jeri’s Grill, a 24-hour greasy spoon at the corner of Montrose and Western in North Center, looks like any other 24-hour restaurant. Aldi-brand bottles of ketchup and mustard sit on every table, a stack of...

Jordan Gillespie and Jacob Schmidt hug after being announced as Blood Ball Queen and King at Dec'ed Out: A Dance Through the Decades Mar. 9 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Renegade Royalty: ‘Dec’ed Out’ for Blood Ball

March 12, 2018

Jacob Schmidt, sophomore music major, and Jordan Gillespie, senior education major, were named 2018’s Blood Ball King and Queen at Dec’ed Out: A Dance Through the Decades March 9 at the Conaway Center...

Chuy Garcia Illinois 4th Congressional District candidate speaking at a rally on Feb. 22 at Apollos 2000.

Bernie Sanders supports Chuy Garcia at rally

February 23, 2018

A Feb. 22 rally for Illinois Congressional candidate for the 4th district Jesús Chuy Garcia featured special guest speaker Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. Illinois governor candidate Christopher G. ...

Soundscape Studios, 2510 W. Chicago Ave., offers recording, mixing and mastering access to musicians and artists.

DIY recording’s impact on musicians, engineering process

February 5, 2018

Traditional recording studios, filled with high-priced analog equipment and veteran engineers, are becoming a dying breed because of widespread availability of personal recording equipment. In response to...

Madeline Moran (left) and Lorelei Glaser, from Western Springs, Illinois, hold signs at the starting point of the second Women's March Chicago on Jan. 20. The March grew to approximately 300,000 people and congregated at Federal Plaza.

Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

January 20, 2018

On the day the federal government shut down, approximately 300,000 people went to work and marched Chicago’s streets.One year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, his critics rallie...

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

November 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine arm wrestling tournaments with the brash, over-the-top showmanship of ‘80s-era professional wrestling? The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of th...

A DIY photobooth was one of the many elements of Latino Alliance's Día de los Muertos celebration at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Oct. 27.

Día de los Muertos: Students celebrate Latino culture

November 1, 2017

Columbia’s Latino Alliance organization served up student musical performances, artwork and tacos at its Día de los Muertos celebration Oct. 27 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Día de los Mu...

A member of Arawak'Opia, the Bomba dance group at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, performed at the Emergency Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Fundraiser Sept. 22.

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

October 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Southeastern Texas Aug. 25, ravaging the state with record-breaking flood levels and displacing tens of thousands of residents. Then, Hurricane Irma crashed into the Caribbean before st...

The men's elite group runs through River North at Grand and Wabash after the first mile marker during the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8.

2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 9, 2017

With over 40,000 participants, the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8 drew almost ten times the participants of the first Chicago Marathon on September 25, 1977, which had 4,200 run...

Craftsmen of Sound

By Kevin Tiongson

March 13, 2017

There’s a fascination among guitarists, and musicians in general, with handmade equipment. The common, mass-produced products don’t have the same soul, character or quality, which is the reason boutique manufacturers and guitar makers called luthiers are able to thrive.Bruce Roper and Ian Schneller are two Chicago-based luthiers and music equipment makers. Roper repairs and builds guitars, performs as part of the folk trio “Sons Of The Never Wro...

In response to the election of Donald Trump, thousands of protesters took to the street Nov. 9. The protest shut down major streets in the Loop during rush hour and late into the night.

Photos: Anti-Trump protest erupts near Trump Tower, spreads throughout Loop

November 11, 2016

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Nov. 9 in response to the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump. The non-violent protest shut down several streets in the Loop during rush hour a...

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