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Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Millions invested in public safety after alderman resistance

Millions invested in public safety after alderman resistance

February 27, 2017

Nearly $15 million will fund public safety and neighborhood improvement projects after Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city aldermen resolve conflicting views on how the money should be allocated.The decision, ...

Cure Violence works to reduce violence in Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

Cure Violence hosted an event Feb. 23 at Sidney Austin LLP, 1 S. Dearborn St., to fundraise and increase awareness of its organization, which aims to reduce violence nationwide by taking a public health approach.Music C...

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

By Eric Bradach

February 6, 2017

Sixteen bullets pumped into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was the turning point for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The police dash-cam footage, released November 2015, turned the man who just won re-election in April 2...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

March 9, 2015

Aside from a couple clips on the Chicago public-access TV show, “Chic-a-Go-Go,” and a few songs he’s recently uploaded to Soundcloud, Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers, who got his nickname as a c...

Public health approach may help reduce violence

Public health approach may help reduce violence

October 27, 2014

Gary Slutkin, founder and executive director of Cure Violence, an organization that is geared toward reducing violence nationwide, spoke at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health on...

Chicago drivers send texts, get tickets

Chicago drivers send texts, get tickets

April 14, 2014

Nine years after the city banned the use of handheld devices while driving, an estimated one in six Chicago motorists are still guilty of texting behind the wheel, authorities say.Twelve states, including Il...

Under The Gun Theater’s first shot

Under The Gun Theater’s first shot

January 27, 2014

Quick-witted and spontaneous improvisers are allowed only five minutes to win over their audience and move on to the next round of Under The Gun Theater’s first annual Improv Classic. The tournament-st...

High school students present research, professionals agree

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 21, 2012

Chicago violence is on the rise and targeting the city’s youth, and the high school students in the Columbia Links program are speaking out about the issue.In their latest report on violence, a project titled “Don’t shot, I MUST grow up,” five high school students on the Columbia Links’ Investigative Team presented their findings on youth violence as a public health issue to a panel of doctors, policemen and communi...

Featured Work- The Balloons Rising Over Chicago

By Contributing Writer

September 16, 2012

By: Michael McColly Instructor, English DepartmentThey are hard to miss--those shriveled remnants of a child’s birthday, those pleas for love, those decorations of pride for the new graduate. Look and you will find balloons everywhere in Chicago, caught in trees, bouncing in traffic, strewn along the beaches. The numbers of dead balloons from yesterday's party are rising, but not all are accidental trash or symbols of ...

World focus at home

By Samuel Charles

February 20, 2012

If you haven’t seen “The Interrupters” yet, change that as soon as possible. It’s a beautiful documentary by Steve James, the director of “Hoop Dreams,” and Alex Kotlowitz, author of “There Are No Children Here,” which examined the epidemic of violence in different communities on Chicago’s South and West sides.The film has exploded in popularity since its premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center last year and ...

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