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Marchers mourn loss of Amazon rainforest destroyed by fire

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of marchers dressed in black marched downtown Thursday to mourn the damage caused by the Amazon rainforest fires. Organizers from Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Articulation of Indigenous...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

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...

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Historic building reopens in Bronzeville

Historic building reopens in Bronzeville

October 17, 2016

After four years of construction and renovation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) and the Chicago Housing Authority reopened the historic Rosenwald Court apartments on Sept. 30, according...

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

September 12, 2016

Local independent bookstores are expressing frustration with online shipping giant Amazon’s plans for a brick-and-mortar bookstore set to open in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2017.The owners of...

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

Featured Athlete: Lauren Douglas

By Nader Ihmoud

November 19, 2012

Lauren DouglasAge: 18College/Team: Northwestern WildcatsLauren Douglas, a freshman forward for the Northwestern University Wildcats’ basketball team, has already obtained her first double-double and helped her team to a 2-0 start this season. She hails from Tennessee, where she played at Briarcrest Christian High School and led the Lady Saints to a shot at the state championship during her senior year. Douglas sat down wi...

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