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Burton Hood El carefully lines up Travis Wilson.

Cultures, hair and life experiences intertwine in this Uptown salon

December 6, 2019

Music, laughter, the buzz of razors and various languages fill the room as a parade of people walking in and out stop to hug, laugh and converse about family, work and life in general. Located in the...

CFAC election and Black Friday strike

CFAC election and Black Friday strike

December 4, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff covers the Columbia part-time faculty union election and a series of climate strikes at Water Tower Place on Black Friday....

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

December 3, 2019

Inspired by the historic Grange movement of the 1800s, City Grange aims to empower individuals to take up urban gardening and contribute to the social and economic needs of the community it is a part of....

The strikers continue their demonstration as they proceed to the Chicago Water Tower, 806 Michigan Ave., where organizers deliver speeches.

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

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Chicago outdoes its-elf for the holidays

November 28, 2019

Millennium Park was illuminated Friday night with more than 54,000 different colored lights strung around a 55-foot-tall holiday tree. The Chicago holiday tradition continues with the 106th Annual Christmas Tre...

Civil rights activist Angela Davis gives her keynote speech.

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

November 27, 2019

More than 40 years after the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression was first founded in Chicago, activists have called for a refounding amid growing racism and repression of margin...

People of all ages come to Federal Plaza to protest recent bombings of Gaza Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

Pivot Point Academy does a guest's hair and makeup before the MasQUEERade begins.

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

November 20, 2019

This week on Chronicle Headlines, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery brings thousands of people to the Magnificent Mile, a Columbia student's musical comedy "pushes a lot of lines," and a MasQ...

Woolly Mammoth Chicago, 1513 W. Foster Ave., has been a staple of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood for the last 10 years.

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

November 19, 2019

Located between a coffee shop and an art gallery in the Andersonville neighborhood sits one of Chicago’s oddest gems: Woolly Mammoth Chicago. The shop is co-owned by a husband and wife team who also ...

World’s largest Starbucks finds home on Magnificent Mile

November 18, 2019

The aroma of several different coffee brews, liquid nitrogen gelato and whiskey barrel-aged cold brew waft throughout the Chicago Reserve Roastery as a network of tubes pump freshly roasted coffee beans. The...

Dogs say ‘alfred-no’ to animal cruelty

November 17, 2019

Attendees at The Anti-Cruelty Society's Pups and Pasta Sunday, Nov. 10 event were greeted with some happy puppies accompanied by volunteers from The Anti-Cruelty Society, who spoke about their organization...

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