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City to grade youth quality of life

City to grade youth quality of life

By Blaise Mesa

February 11, 2018

To address problems facing Chicago’s youth, the city has teamed up with the private sector to create a youth quality-of-life index and scorecard.The coalition consists of organizations such as the Y...

Library housing project booked for Little Italy

Library housing project booked for Little Italy

October 23, 2017

Little Italy could be the first of three Chicago communities to host a library and mixed-income housing hybrid project.The $36.1 million housing development on Taylor Street, which is scheduled to be ...

Cinema Art and Science Department ranked as a top film school by Variety

Cinema Art and Science Department ranked as a top film school by Variety

May 8, 2017

Columbia's Cinema Art and Science Department was ranked as one of the "Stellar Film Schools of 2017" in an April 26 list in Variety Magazine. Staff at the entertainment publication compiled the list of 32 colleges from around the country. The college was one of the few in the Midw...

To cry or not to cry: Women showing emotion in workforce slowly changing gender stereotypes

To cry or not to cry: Women showing emotion in workforce slowly changing gender stereotypes

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

April 17, 2017

Emotions are part of what makes us human, and Jordyn Nevers knows they aren’t always controllable, especially at work where stress levels are high.The 27-year-old Chicago advertising art director rem...

Metra increases fares to fund capital projects

Metra increases fares to fund capital projects

February 13, 2017

Facing ongoing financial constraints, Metra has raised fare prices for the third year in a row. Effective Feb. 1, customers will pay 25 cents more for a one-way ticket, $2.75 more for a 10-Ride ticket and $11....

Podcast festival to spread culture, art to Chicago

Podcast festival to spread culture, art to Chicago

November 7, 2016

Podcasting is getting its legs as a recognized art form, and festivals such as the inaugural Chicago Podcast Festival further that idea, said Jimmy Carrane, host of the podcast “Improv Nerd” and 1988 ...

Community group hosts conversation on state of affordable housing

Community group hosts conversation on state of affordable housing

December 7, 2015

Panelists at a Dec. 1 forum for journalists, nonprofit representatives and community members said Chicago lacks adequate affordable housing options.The forum was hosted by Public Narrative, a group tha...

Locals urge for more public housing on city’s North Side

Locals urge for more public housing on city’s North Side

November 30, 2015

Low-income residents and families throughout Illinois are struggling to find affordable housing because of increasingly long waiting lists and cuts to existing public housing units.A November 2015 report by ...

Emanuel speaks  on libraries, culture and personal life

Emanuel speaks on libraries, culture and personal life

November 2, 2015

Ballet, books and battling his brothers for his parents’ attention were among the subjects Mayor Rahm Emanuel touched on as featured speaker at the 2015 Cindy Pritzker Lecture on urban life and issue...

Notable Native Juan Salgado

Notable Native Juan Salgado

October 19, 2015

Juan Salgado, 46, is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant and  is heavily involved in making a lasting impact in the Hispanic and African American communities. Salgado grew up in the south subur...

Italian earthquake conviction rests on shaky ground

By Max Green Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

In the days leading up to April 6, 2009, citizens of L’Aquila, a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, began feeling tremors in the earth. However, local seismologists determined the shocks were not strong enough to warrant an evacuation. This was an unfortunate underestimation—disaster struck when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the town, killing more than 300 people.The incorrect analysis wo...

City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

September 29, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership on Sept. 16 between several city, state and federal agencies to combat homelessness among Chicago veterans.The mayor’s office, the state Department of Family and ...

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