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Stop and smell the pie

Stop and smell the pie

April 29, 2018

The comforting aroma of freshly baked pies and brewed coffee will soon fill up the Chop Shop, a Wicker Park restaurant and food emporium. Awake and Bake: Chicago’s First Free Pie and Coffee Festival will ...

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

April 15, 2018

Chicago is shrinking and splitting into a city of "haves" and have nots" as its wealthiest citizens benefit from the changing population and other coincidental economic conditions, according to recent d...

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, speaks at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., about her experience with civil organizing and activism Oct. 19.

Dolores Huerta talks activism, politics

October 25, 2017

When Dolores Huerta started her career as an activist with labor leader Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, farm workers were working in the fields for 12 hours a day for only 70 cents per hour without r...

The City’s “Great Rivers Chicago” plan provides for a series of improvements in water quality, river access and recreational facilities completed by 2040.

Long process of improving Chicago rivers continues

September 6, 2016

The city’s new project, “Great Rivers Chicago,” includes plans to make the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines rivers “inviting, productive and livable by 2040,” according to the project’s web...

Meet Columbia’s safety specialist

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 12, 2012

As Columbia’s campus continues to expand, a newly created position in the Office of Campus Safety & Security has been filled.Susan Rizer is the college’s new environmental health and safety coordinator, a job created just for her. She has been charged with carrying out the College Safety Plan, which requires her to visit each department and conduct safety assessments, to discover what safety hazards are present.Acco...

Renovation stations

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

El riders will see two more changes in their daily travels as the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation go forward with a number of large construction projects.Both agencies have worked together for 15 years in an effort to modernize subway stations throughout the Loop.Brian Steele, CDOT spokesman, said the CTA has been working with CDOT on a multi-year program that has been renovating numerous stati...

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