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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...

2018 Honorary Degree Recipients recognized for success, helping community

2018 Honorary Degree Recipients recognized for success, helping community

May 7, 2018

Three Columbia alumni and one professor, all noted for their successes within their fields, will receive the college’s 2018 honorary degrees. Mary Mitchell, 1991 journalism alumna and col...

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

Managing Money Problems

By Sponsored Content

March 30, 2018

I’ve worked really hard in school to try to make sure that my future is secure, but I worry about money anyway. I come from a family that has a history of money issues--my parents, aunts and uncles, and older siblings seem to have a knack for spending themselves into debt. I’d feel a bit more secure if I knew what to do if and when I run into money trouble. Any advice? You probably already know the best advice for money troub...

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

Chicago has appetite for food halls

Chicago has appetite for food halls

February 12, 2018

 People have gathered in markets for a communal experience with food for centuries, and the national trend of food halls is just another step in the evolution.Victor Alvarez, a founding partner of Alvarez...

Community comes together to paint its history

Community comes together to paint its history

September 11, 2017

A once-bare wall in West Englewood now displays a vibrantly colored mural that honors historically powerful women. Installed on the side of 63rd Street Food and Liquor between Honore and Wood streets, ...

Pop-up shops let creators experiment

Pop-up shops let creators experiment

September 5, 2017

Tanner Woodford, founder and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, is all about “creating unexpected cultural experiences.”The museum is extending this concept by way of the Chicago Design Ma...

A home away from home

A home away from home

By James Firkins

May 8, 2017

When I first arrived in America, I was speechless. While that was in part an effect of the tall buildings, it was due largely to the fact I had lost my voice from singing at the going-away party I had a couple ...

Sunflower Bean sprouts as Manifest headliner

Sunflower Bean sprouts as Manifest headliner

May 1, 2017

Emerging from New York Sunflower Bean, which will be touring with The Pixies this summer, was announced April 27 as Manifest’s headliner.  The band, described as “fuzzy psych magic” on Apple Music, will be performing on the Manifest main stage May 12 located in the Sculptor’...

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

March 17, 2017

"Take your shirt off!" the crowd shouted at Walter Kosner of The Walters. Lead singer Luke Olson screamed into the microphone for Kosner to appease the audience; he didn't need to be told again and ...

Pilsen graffitist paints arts  education as opportunity

Pilsen graffitist paints arts education as opportunity

February 6, 2017

Twenty years ago, Miguel Aguilar took to the streets and began expressing himself through graffiti. It was a way to connect with other teenagers in the community, do something new, release tension and f...

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