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Chicago Readers news stand at 623 S. Wabash Ave. on Feb 27, 2016. The Chicago Reader’s “Save the Chicago Reader” petition gained attention on social media April 21 and has been supported by local musicians and businesses.

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

May 2, 2016

The Chicago Reader, known as the city’s oldest alternative weekly publication, issued a public cry for help April 21—not for a civic cause but for its own survival.The publication shocked social m...

New Grammys ceremony, same diversity issues

By Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 58th annual Grammy Awards just a week away, Grammy fever is at an all-time high. Everyone from music industry professionals to news outlets like Rolling Stone and Billboard is weighing in on who deserves a win at the Feb. 15 ceremony.In a Feb. 4 Billboard article, titled "Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes," a pair of Grammy voters anonymously revealed their ...

Securing Students’ Safety

By Gregory Cappis

October 10, 2011

In 2011, Chicago authorities have been receiving an average of 35 complaints about abandoned buildings per day. These vacant properties pose a threat to the safety of residents—especially children—and decrease property values of surrounding homes, according to public officials.Two proposed ordinances would impose stricter regulations on owners of vacant properties. Violaters would be subjected to fines ranging from $100–$500 p...

City shouldn’t meet gang violence with aggression

By Editorial Board

September 13, 2010

In few other cities would a press conference held by current and former gang members capture the attention of dozens of reporters and influential community members, without the interjection of police. But with Chicago’s ubiquitous, historically rooted gang culture and rampant summer violence, people were ready to listen when the conference was staged in Columbus Park. Any non-violent suggestion for a solution should be consider...

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