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Chicago office buildings grab top spot in energy efficiency

By Eric Bradach

July 18, 2017

Chicago is taking going green in the workplace to a  new level and is now the national leader in office building energy efficiency, according to a recent study.After placing second to San Francisco in 2016, Chicago claimed the top spot in the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index. Chicago's 66 percent green-certified office space—a 6.5 percent increase from last year—drove the city to the lead. The study ranked the...

Daniel Biss: End machine politics, corrupt system

Daniel Biss: End machine politics, corrupt system

July 14, 2017

Illinois needs a governor who will fight for a progressive state tax rate, single-payer health care and lead the resistance against President Donald Trump, said state Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie. Seekin...

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

May 8, 2017

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has drafted legislation to create an additional layer of investigations in fatal, officer-involved shootings.Foxx, along with the help of state lawmakers in the...

That's really a wrap this time

That’s really a wrap this time

May 8, 2017

I've always been interested in endings. Series finales of shows, final movies in a saga, the last line of a book—everything that has been explored on the page or experienced through a screen wrapped ...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

Students honored for Status Awards for Musical talents | The Columbia Chronicle

May 6, 2017

The Kamoinge-Ferman, the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department and Columbia's Urban Music Association hosted the Columbia Status Awards on May 4 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The awards ...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

By Ariana Portalatin

May 1, 2017

Political protests in Venezuela reached a tipping point recently with the “mother of all marches” on April 19. Three people were killed as crowds protested their government’s failure to provide its c...

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) spoke to voters in Logan Square, April 26 and presented his progressive strategy to unify red and blue counties.

Ameya Pawar: Trump, Rauner are pitting us against one another

May 1, 2017

Illinois’ current political climate and a nearly two-year budget stalemate has caused citizens to blame each other and fight over scraps, said Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward).In a pool of candidates vy...

In his first public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, Barack Obama inspired the next generation in a April 24 panel discussion at the University of Chicago.

Obama encourages next generation in welcomed return home

April 24, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to his adoptive home April 24 for his first public appearance since leaving the White House. At the University of Chicago, where Obama previously taught constitutio...

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

April 24, 2017

The fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has made significant progress both nationwide and in Chicago but is now advancing statewide.A recently attached amendment to House Bill 198 by state Rep. Will Guzza...

Party bus shootings don’t need another ordinance

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2017

Three men in a party bus pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 6332 N. Broadway, on March 12. Two of them died after a “verbal altercation” resulted in gunfire.Two dead, one injured—the victims are now a part of the growing list of  those injured in party bus altercations that turned deadly. Since 2015, there have been 11 shootings—three fatal—while aboard what has been called a “rolling cemetery.”The alcoh...

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