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Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

NBA lottery brings more than picks to Chicago

NBA lottery brings more than picks to Chicago

By Blaise Mesa

November 13, 2017

The NBA is moving its 2018 draft lottery to Chicago, providing the city another opportunity to grow as a sports hub this year.The Nov. 2 announcement marked the first time the lottery will be held outsid...

Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

February 9, 2015

Wrestling and theater have gone together since almost the beginning, whether wrestling fans want to admit it or not. Lights, pyrotechnics and theme songs often accompany wrestlers making dramatic entr...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

Rahm pulls strings

Rahm pulls strings

May 12, 2014

City officials are reportedly pulling some strings to bring gigantic puppets to Chicago.Mayor Rahm Emanuel is currently negotiating a multimillion dollar deal with Royal de Luxe, a French street performa...

Chicago furthers efforts to provide veteran support

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 19, 2012

Several new programs have been introduced as part of Chicago’s ongoing effort to help veterans transition back to civilian life, making education more accessible and trying to lower the veteran unemployment rate.During the Nov. 12 Veterans Day Parade, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, encouraged employers to hire men and women returning from the military.“When I hire a person w...

Chicago college stand-up smackdown

By Luke Wilusz

April 4, 2010

One night, two schools, 16 comics, one microphone and a healthy spirit of competition were all it took to pack a local venue and keep the audience laughing for hours.The RooftopComedy.com National College Comedy Competition came to Chicago March 31 with a regional match between Columbia and Northwestern University at the Lincoln Lodge, 4008 N. Lincoln Ave. Eight comics from each school took the stage to perform three minute...

Lifting media ban allows respect to heroes

By Bethany Reinhart

March 8, 2009

It is one of the most gut-wrenching images of war—flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of United States soldiers who have died for our county. They are sobering images that no one wants to see, and for years, these images have been censored in an attempt to protect the privacy of grieving family members. But in keeping with Obama's theme of transparency, his administration has changed the policy that has stood through b...

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