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Leslie Munger, deputy governor of Illinois, Kevin Davenport, associate loan officer for the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Jason Johnson, director of entrepreneurship for the Chicago Urban League, Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance and Dan Sprehe, managing director of corporate responsibility for the Central Region at JPMorgan Chase & Co, spoke on the Inspiring Investment in Chicago Neighborhoods panel on Jan. 17 at Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Experts: Chicago needs collaboration, neighborhood investment

January 24, 2018

While Chicago is still in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, economic development advocates and politicians agree that more investments are needed in local neighborhoods for the city to thrive.At a...

Poe (Kevin Webb) fantasizes about his poetry aspirations. 

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

January 18, 2018

A musical about the life of Edgar Allan Poe has a lot to live up to: It must balance Poe's macabre, dramatic writing style with factual detail, while being careful not to lose one in favor of the other.Blac...

Former Edgewater firehouse will soon house Chicago Filmmakers with increased community engagement programs and activities.

Chicago Filmmakers to reopen in old Edgewater firehouse

October 2, 2017

Chicago Filmmakers, which offers independent film screenings and classes, will relocate to a former Edgewater firehouse this October—the culmination of a four-year process in which the group submitted an art...

Chicago growing as tourism destination

Chicago growing as tourism destination

October 24, 2016

Chicago was named the second greatest city in the nation to visit by Conde Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Oct. 17. The award followed an Oct. 9 press release from Mayor Rahm Ema...

Madison Jackson and Lauren Wood (pictured), two of several guides, led their group around Edgewater locations mentioned in YouTube stars Brianna and Jaelin White’s now-infamous Aug. 2 video.

Edgewater punches back with ‘Brianna and Jaelin Walking Tour’

September 12, 2016

More than 100 people marched in Edgewater Sept. 6  to mock famous YouTube couple Brianna and Jaelin White’s day-long residency there in late July.The 18- and 19-year-old husband-and-wife duo posted a 1...

Students protested Illinois’ unfulfilled promise of distributing Monetary Award Program grants outside the Thompson Center Feb. 16.

Higher-ups should reconsider decision not to fund MAP grants

April 4, 2016

Columbia has now joined many other colleges statewide in facing increased struggles—or a complete inability—to provide students with the state-funded grant aid they rely on to attend college, such as...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

March 30, 2015

Two enthusiastic former art students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hope to open a brand new community art space in June. Vignette Vignette is a community art space coming to the Andersonvill...

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

The mayor’s office announced Feb. 26 Chicago would expand its domestic violence prevention pilot program beyond the 14th Police District to the 3rd Police District. The program was created to provide...

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

January 30, 2015

When Claire Bennett, played by Jennifer Aniston, says “I don’t believe in ghosts,” it is clear she is talking about the own ghosts of her past. Though Bennett knows her ghosts are real— her own ...

The Wilson Red Line stop in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood will be under construction this year, a $203 million project set to be completed this spring, said CTA spokeswoman Ibis Antongiorgi. She said the platform will be renovated to serve as a new transfer point between the Red and Purple lines.

Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015

January 26, 2015

To improve daily commutes for Chi- cago residents, the Chicago Transit Authority is continuing a multiyear project geared toward addressing the problems many Chicagoans and commuting students often f...

Notable Native: Mike Krumlauf

Mike Krumlauf

By Features Editor

October 28, 2014

Independent Chicago filmmaker and Edgewater resident Mike Krumlauf is making a coming-of-age film for the LGBTQ community and looking to Kickstarter, a crowdsourcing website, to raise $30,000 for hi...

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