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There will be three repair stations located along the 606 path at the Walsh Park, Ridgeway and Talman locations, according to Jean Linsner, Exelon fellow for Education for The Trust for Public Land.

Repair sites along 606 trail to provide free bike aid

April 25, 2016

Cyclists using The 606 West Town bike paths will now be able to pump their tires and perform other bicycle maintenance for free when riding the elevated trail.The three repair stations are located at the Wals...

The Riverview Bridge may also stimulate commerce and tourism in the area, said Margaret Frisbie, executive director at Friends of The Chicago River.

Riverview Bridge to soar over Chicago River

April 11, 2016

Plans for an Avondale bike trail that will stretch across the Chicago River are beginning to move forward.Originally presented in 2012 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the plans proposed connecting Cla...

Columbia celebrates the Year of the Monkey

February 15, 2016

Columbia celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 12 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event, which displayed Asian culture, served food and hosted Karaoke, was sponsored by several organizations inc...

Juicing diet gets mixed reviews

Juicing diet gets mixed reviews

By Contributing Editor

March 10, 2014

Unlike Naked Juice, which infamously settled a $9 million class action lawsuit in 2013 for mislabeling their genetically modified fruit drinks, juice cleanses are au naturel, although some nutrition experts que...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Crime Commission awards gang-violence reduction efforts

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 12, 2012

Individuals, organizations and law enforcement professionals who have contributed to violence prevention in Chicago were honored on Nov. 7 during the Stars of Distinction 2012 Awards Dinner sponsored by the Chicago Crime Commission.The dinner, held at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., brought together law enforcement officials and community groups to collaborate on methods for decreasing gang violence in the cit...

Cycling accidents increase when pedal meets metal

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Chicago cyclists might have to double-up on their protective gear because according to city data, biking accidents have been continually rising since 2001.With more cyclists on the road, the Chicago Police Department has seen a 38 percent increase in bicycle accident reports between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in 2011.Since 2005, there have been 1,000 repor...

Hypnotic ‘Master’piece explores religious cults

By Sam Flancher

September 24, 2012

The existential void ushered in by World War II has been well-represented by artists in the last century. This is the world of the atom bomb, the Holocaust and innumerable, previously unimaginable terrors brought on by what most people viewed as a just war.It is within this historical framework that Paul Thomas Anderson offers up “The Master,” the long-anticipated follow-up to his 2007 masterpiece, “There Will Be Bl...

New bike lanes offer chance for cyclists to step up

By Editorial Board

September 4, 2012

According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, the city will spend an estimated $4.6 million on creating protected bicycle lanes this year by installing pylons to separate bike traffic from motor vehicles. The city hopes to add 650 miles of bike lanes by 2020 as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the country.This is obviously a great time to be a cyclist. Protected bike lanes ...

Manifest 2012 ‘pedal-powered’

By Heather Scroering

April 9, 2012

In a few weeks, the main topic of conversation is likely to shift from prioritization, with its many listening forums and layers of recommendations, to the college’s largest and most attractive event of the year, Manifest.This year’s celebration, pushed forward one week to May 4 because of the NATO summit, will see more than 75 showcases, a pedal-powered amusement park and countless other exhibitions featuring the work ...

Cycling made more accessible through Bike Share program

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Occupying A Critical Mass [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

November 1, 2011

Participants of Critical Mass dressed up in costumes for their Halloween bike ride on Oct. 28, 2011. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place in Chicago on the last Friday of every month. The ride leaves from Daley Plaza at 5:30p.m. to the sounds of blow horns, bells and yelling of “lets mass!” On Oct. 28, 2011 the Critical Mass route passed by the Chicago Federal Reserve located at 230 South La Salle Street to show ...

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