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Ben Helphand, a featured panelist at This Land/That Land: Resistance in and Around Nature’s Metropolis, has helped create 111 gardens around the city.

City’s empty lots become flourishing gardens

February 6, 2017

Chicago’s many vacant lots, created by demolished buildings on abandoned property, blight the urban landscape, but thanks to community gardening initiatives, an increasing number are now offering residen...

UNO Charter Schools Network’s teachers and staff, who plan to strike on Oct. 19 in hopes for a new contract, rallied on Oct. 13 and held a press conference at 209 W. Jackson. 

Chicago Charter School Network first in U.S. to strike

October 17, 2016

Teachers and staff of the Chicago UNO Charter School Network will make history Oct. 19 as the first charter school known to go on strike if its management and district cannot reach an agreement, according ...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

Tuition increases, students’ reaction mixed

By LauraNalin

March 29, 2010

As reported by The Chronicle on March 15, Columbia will increase tuition and fees by 3.3 percent for undergraduate students and 5 percent for graduate students for the 2010-2011 academic year. The college plans to allocate 2 percent of the generated revenue into the scholarship pool for the new scholarship initiative to aid incoming students.Each year the college’s administration undergoes an analysis by Mike DeSalle, chief financial advis...

No easy answer to Wal-Mart in Chicago

By Editorial Board

February 23, 2009

Chicago officials are now considering letting Wal-Mart build six locations in the city. As of now, there is only one on the Far West Side. But, with so much controversy over Wal-Mart's business practices, it seems as if everyone is divided.In a survey conducted by RT Strategies, 70 percent of Americans said they think Wal-Mart is good for consumers, but a survey conducted by Zogby differed, saying only 44 percent of Ameri...

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