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Too many restaurants, not enough city health staff

Too many restaurants, not enough city health staff

By Courtney Wolfe

December 12, 2016

Fewer than half of Chicago’s restaurants are inspected as often as required by state law and the Chicago Department of Health, according to an audit that City of Chicago Office of Inspector General J...

Chicago will get the chance to show the world its recent river enhancements this March as it hosts a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment.

City to host global waterfront forum

December 12, 2016

In the midstof a major initiative to renovate the city’s waterfronts, Chicago will get a chance to showcase  its work during a global mayors’ forum on urban waterfront redevelopment early next year. Jo...

City reaches milestone in small business support

City reaches milestone in small business support

December 5, 2016

Eleven years ago, Jeawoo Kim opened beauty store Wig Town in the Bronzeville neighborhood with $5,000 borrowed from a friend. With hard work and an understanding of what customers wanted, Kim gradually in...

Airport employees and other minimum wage workers gathered outside of O’Hare International Airport Nov. 29 to fight for a $15 minimum wage. 

O’Hare workers join Fight for 15

December 5, 2016

A peaceful crowd of airport workers and supporters gathered outside O’Hare International Airport Nov. 29, carrying signs demanding a $15 minimum wage and union rights as a part of Fight for 15.Nov. 29 m...

CPS puts emphasis on powerful principals

CPS puts emphasis on powerful principals

November 28, 2016

Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund launched a new citywide effort to ensure all public schools have quality principals. The new Chicago Principal Partnership launched Nov. 3...

A long pipe, meant to represent the Dakota Access Pipeline, was held up by protesters in Chicago Nov. 15

‘Keep it in the ground’: Chicago stands with Standing Rock

November 21, 2016

Chicagoans joined protesters across the nation to speak out against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has said would run through sacred sites and burial places...

Murphy’s Bleachers, a family-owned Wrigleyville staple, is funding every Donors Choose project teachers in the 60613 zip code have posted.

Wrigleyville bar donates $20,000 to local schools

November 21, 2016

In honor of Chicago’s World Series win, well-known Cubs bar Murphy’s Bleachers is funding all of the Donors Choose projects in the 60613 zip code.Donors Choose is a website that allows people to dir...

Companies can’t afford to put personal opinions first

Companies can’t afford to put personal opinions first

By Digital Content Manager

November 21, 2016

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney was at the center of controversy Nov. 9 after sending out a post-election email to his staff. The email, which was supposed to focus on the company’s dedication to human diversity...

Protests lasted into the early hours of Nov. 10 and continued that evening with hundreds marching downtown shouting, “We reject the president-elect,” and other expressions of concern. 

Protesters gather to ‘Trump’ hate

November 14, 2016

“I was in disbelief after hearing the results,” said Dan Villa, a 23-year-old Chicagoan, following Donald Trump’s presidential victory Nov. 8. “Being a queer person of color and being on the receivi...

Kimberly Soenen, a documentary creative consultant who helped create the film

Documentary brings political tolerance to the table

November 7, 2016

The 2016 Presidential election features ongoing struggles between traditional political views and extreme ideologies, issues that may seem irreconcilable. However, Columbia students learned about a political tolerance ideology in an Oct. 31 screening of the documentary "Bring it ...

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

September 26, 2016

Sandie Angulo Chen is not the reader who comes to mind when literary critics dismiss young adult fiction as childish or second rate. A graduate of Columbia University, 40-year-old Chen has been a prof...

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

September 12, 2016

Chicago will set a record this fall with eight television shows filming full-time in the city.The uptick in filming projects during the last five years has generated addtional jobs and more than $1.3 bill...

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