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There will be three repair stations located along the 606 path at the Walsh Park, Ridgeway and Talman locations, according to Jean Linsner, Exelon fellow for Education for The Trust for Public Land.

Repair sites along 606 trail to provide free bike aid

April 25, 2016

Cyclists using The 606 West Town bike paths will now be able to pump their tires and perform other bicycle maintenance for free when riding the elevated trail.The three repair stations are located at the Wals...

Wicker Park staple Rapid Transit Cycleshop closed after more than 21 years last February due to financial problems. 

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

April 11, 2016

The closing of Rapid Transit Cycleshop last February deflated the city’s cycling community like air rushing out of a flat tire.However, just weeks later, Justyna Frank and Chris Stodder, the husband an...

Sex ed should be inclusive, accurate

February 29, 2016

Young people today can access pornography more easily than accurate and informative sex education, and Congress’ continued monetary support of abstinence-only sex ed programs does little to remedy the situation.President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposes zero funding for a program run by the Department of Health and Human Services that previously awarded $10 million in grants a year to abstinence-only sex education p...

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner spoke on the night of Nov. 4 after a decisive victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tactical reevaluation: Black, Hispanic communities lean more Republican in midterms

December 1, 2014

Gil Walker has worn a lot of hats throughout the years: Chicago Housing Authority liaison, U.S. Census Bureau representative, Chatham YMCA director, community basketball coach and personal coach to Michael ...

Divvy creates annual student discount rate

October 20, 2014

Divvy announced Oct. 6 that it will apply a student discount to its annual subscription for students at Columbia College, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago and other Chicago-area colleges.Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing service, has given college students discounted rates in recent years and is complementing an even larger discount with a $55 annua...

Iraq is crumbling to pieces

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

When Tariq al-Hashimi, fugitive Iraqi vice president and senior Sunni official, was convicted and sentenced to death on Sept. 9, it became clear that U.S. influence on the country has quickly faded since our troops withdrew in December 2011, leaving  a foreign policy disaster in their wake.The Iraqi government, led by Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, issued a warrant for al-Hashimi’s arrest Dec. 19, 2011, the day after...

Cycling made more accessible through Bike Share program

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Chicagoan pedals across the Americas

By Matt Watson

May 9, 2011

From the frozen tip of Alaska through the lush jungles of Central America and down the steep peaks of the Andes Mountains, daredevil cyclists brave the Pan-American Highway each year. The paths are all different; some travelers chose to take the scenic Pacific Coast, others rode the rugged Rocky Mountains. While each rider goes for a different reason, few who complete the trip regret leaving.Biking from the northern coast...

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