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Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

March 3, 2020

Twenty years after the Special Olympics Polar Plunge began, Chicagoans continue to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan to partake in what has become a Chicago tradition. The plunge serves as a...

The tokens they carry

The tokens they carry

February 8, 2020

We all have items close to our hearts, whether they are old stuffed animals we’ve had since we were children, necklaces given to us by significant others or old mixtapes from long-lost loves. Here a...

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

January 24, 2020

  HONG KONG—For seven months, activists have taken to the streets of Hong Kong by the millions to battle a controversial extradition bill, facing arrests, tear gas and, in some cases, death. ...

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

By Camilla Forte, Photojournalist

January 24, 2020

MOROCCO—For the last six years, Herrah and her family have gone against tradition by remaining in the Erg Chigaga region of the Western Sahara Desert. Despite it being one of the most untouched parts...

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

Woolly Mammoth antique store: home of the strange

November 19, 2019

Located between a coffee shop and an art gallery in the Andersonville neighborhood sits one of Chicago’s oddest gems: Woolly Mammoth Chicago. The shop is co-owned by a husband and wife team who also ...

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

October 23, 2019

Clad in pink, sparkly shorts and a bright green jacket, Chicago hip-hop artist tobi lou came home to Chicago Sunday for the last stop of his "Happy + Extra Sad" tour in support of his album "Live o...

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

October 2, 2019

Vintage 6000-series trains took passengers for a historic ride through the Loop in honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Oct. 1. Built between 1950 and 1959, the vintage trains have not hosted the publi...

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

September 6, 2019

Tyler, The Creator hit the road for a fall tour after the release of his studio album, “Igor.” The rapper stopped by Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave., Thursday for the third stop on his tour...

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

August 8, 2019

Back 2 School Illinois distributed more than 10,000 “Back 2 School” kits in Uptown to Chicago students in low-income households Thursday. Established in 2007, and after a name change in 2015, B...

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