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New Daley Plaza art raising awareness for breast cancer

New Daley Plaza art raising awareness for breast cancer

October 13, 2014

Planned Parenthood of Illinois unveiled a new art installation Oct. 1 at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., to recognize the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness month.The hot pink 16-foot-tall bra statue ...

A “Beanstock” to music

By Ahmed Hamad

November 12, 2012

One of Columbia's Entrepreneurship classes put on a concert to raise funds for Rock for Kids, an initiative that brings music education to undeserved children in Chicago. The name Beanstock came from the combination of Woodstock and Chicago's infamous bean. The event took place Wednesday night at 7 at Columbia's HAUS at 623 S. Wabash Ave. Joshua Fletcher, The Man in My Shoes, Jordan Burk and Reid Bower came to perform at ...

Issues on ice

By Lindsey Woods

September 24, 2012

Sports fans are being served a tall glass of déjà vu—on ice. The NHL is now officially past its Sept. 15 lockout deadline, meaning the ghost of the lost 2004–2005 season is starting to haunt the nightmares of hockey fans.Negotiations have been slow thus far, and sports sources are not-so-subtly hinting that this lockout may last. The NHL and its Players’ Association have had only a few formal meetings, none of which have yie...

Getting Into Face(s)

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Psychedelic Hindu gods, glittery nuns, decadent astronauts—the roles change from frame to frame, but subjects JoJo Baby and Sal-E of Bernard Colbert’s photo book “Getting Into Face” have maintained the same routine for five years.Every Monday night, JoJo Baby with friend Sal-E have gone to work as hosts of Chicago’s largest and longest running house-music dance party, the Boom Boom Room, which is currently on hiatus fr...

Chicago youth rally for brighter future

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

By Charles Jefferson, Contributing WriterChants of “We are young and unemployed” and signs that read “We are the future. Invest in us,” filled the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., as youth advocates from across the city demanded more from policymakers.The advocates rallied April 3 to call attention to youth violence and demand increased funding for youth centers and more opportunities for summer employment.The ...

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

Wolves see Stars: Chicago’s last minute goal wasn’t enough to surmount eventual 4-3 loss

By Lindsey Woods

January 23, 2012

In the last outing of a five-game home stand, the Chicago Wolves lost its second game in a row to the Texas Stars on Jan. 18.The loss came after the Wolves snapped their season-high five-game winning streak was snapped against the Lake Erie Monsters on Jan. 14. Chicago gave up a 3-1 lead in allowing four 3rd period goals by the Monsters, in a game which also marked the midway point of the season.Chicago led Texas for less ...

DePaul victorious in Big East thriller against Pittsburgh

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

With 17.2 seconds left, it didn’t look good for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team. They were still down 77-81 after a second-half come back against reigning Big East champions, the Pittsburgh Panthers.Then came Brandon Young.In those 17.2 seconds, he turned the game around with a 7-point streak for the Blue Demon’s first ever Big East win over the Panthers.“Brandon’s our hero,” said teammate Cleveland...

Funeral for Maggie Daley

By Brent Lewis

November 29, 2011

Sara Mays | THE CHRONICLEThe funeral service for the former first lady of Chicago, Maggie Daley was held on Nov. 28, 2011 at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mrs. Daley died on Thanksgiving day due to metastatic breast cancer, that she has been battling for almost a decade, at the age of 68. The funeral ceremony was held next to the Francis Xavier Warde school which Mrs. Daley helped found. Mrs. Daley's son Patrick Daley...

Occupy needs students

By Editorial Board

October 17, 2011

For weeks now, the Occupy movement has gained momentum, media attention and, of course, scrutiny. What began as a small ragtag group protesting Wall Street greed in downtown Manhattan has erupted into a national phenomenon, with participants voicing anger about the many wars America is fighting, the sour economy and even Palestinian repression. A sister movement called Occupy Colleges encouraged students to walk out of their classes...

Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 12, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

Chicago architecture opens up

By Brian Dukerschein

October 3, 2011

Chicagoans will soon be able to get a firsthand look inside some of the city’s famous and obscure architectural treasures.The Chicago Architecture Foundation will be hosting its first “openhousechicago,” a celebration of Chicago neighborhoods, on Oct. 15–16. Modeled after similar events in London and other world capitals, OHC will give the public free access to 131 sites centered around five distinct neighborhoods: D...

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