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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Chicagoans celebrate Mexico’s independence

‘Proud to be Mexican’: Chicagoans celebrate Mexico’s independence

September 16, 2019

Chicagoans celebrated Mexican Independence 209 years after the start of the revolution.  The Mexican Independence Day was commemorated with a Sept. 14 parade in Pilsen with marching bands, flo...

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

September 11, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3XYCVVLH3yoyr4XuAAXUTg On this episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff discusses mixed reactions to CFAC's affiliation vote from union membership, a book on the longest...

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

Chicago ‘bears down’ for 100th season, despite losing to Packers

Chicago ‘bears down’ for 100th season, despite losing to Packers

September 6, 2019

Cheering Chicago Bears fans gathered in Grant Park Thursday to celebrate the National Football League's 100th season kickoff. Fans were able to run plays in the training camp, throw long distance...

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

Asian film festival pop-up crosses cultures and local neighborhoods

August 30, 2019

Chicagoans will be able to watch an “unconventional” film festival this fall as Asian films pop-up in different neighborhoods across the city, from the Alliance Française de Chicago to the Illinois Institute of Technolog...

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

August 16, 2019

When protest rock trio Rebel Rampage conceptualized its cover of “Immigration Man,” originally by Graham Nash and David Crosby, they were not aware of the extent to which immigrant detention at...

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

August 13, 2019

The honey bee population is being killed off at an unsustainable rate, with beekeepers reporting a 30% loss in their colonies annually. Activist organizations in the Chicagoland area are trying to c...

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

August 8, 2019

Back 2 School Illinois distributed more than 10,000 “Back 2 School” kits in Uptown to Chicago students in low-income households Thursday. Established in 2007, and after a name change in 2015, B...

3 first-time performers’ journey to the Lollapalooza stage

3 first-time performers’ journey to the Lollapalooza stage

August 5, 2019

With nearly 200 performances from musicians and artists worldwide, Chicago’s Lollapalooza boasted a diverse set of performers, all of which had their own journey to one of the festival's eight sta...

Is Lollapalooza really worth the ticket price? Festival-goers weigh in.

Is Lollapalooza really worth the ticket price? Festival-goers weigh in.

August 4, 2019

When the price of ticket admission, accommodations and food are added up, attending Lollapalooza requires a large chunk of money—some say too much. According to the Lollapalooza website, ticket pr...

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