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Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Cure Violence works to reduce violence in Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

Cure Violence hosted an event Feb. 23 at Sidney Austin LLP, 1 S. Dearborn St., to fundraise and increase awareness of its organization, which aims to reduce violence nationwide by taking a public health approach.Music C...

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

By Eric Bradach

February 6, 2017

Sixteen bullets pumped into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was the turning point for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The police dash-cam footage, released November 2015, turned the man who just won re-election in April 2...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Emanuel’s sincere anti-violence plan needs more outreach

October 3, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fire for announcing a plan to hire almost 1,000 new police officers within the next two years as a way to curb the growing violence problem that threatens the entire city. In addition to the new officers, Emanuel’s plan, announced in a Sept. 22 speech, also includes de-escalation training for current and newly-hired officers to decrease police brutality and increase productivity, partnerships ...

City’s bright new idea raises pollution concerns

City’s bright new idea raises pollution concerns

By Contributing Writer

May 2, 2016

Plans to replace 85 percent of Chicago’s high-pressure sodium street lamps with brighter LED lights promise increased energy efficiency, but residents and experts have expressed worries about the project’s...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

The Vaselines heal Chicago

The Vaselines heal Chicago

January 26, 2015

When is enough actually enough? Bands like The Rolling Stones have been playing for more than 50 years and U2 has been at it since 1976, yet both bands are still touring and releasing new music. The l...

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

November 10, 2014

Wearing a suit jacket, slacks and a blue tie with yellow stripes, Ronald Holt, commander of the Chicago Police Department’s Special Activities Unit, looks like a normal businessman or typical high-r...

Sports could be the solution

By Lindsey Woods

September 30, 2012

An NBA player, a priest and a gang member walk into a church. Actually, there were multiple NBA players and gang members, and though this may sound like the start of a twisted joke, it is actually the start of a heartwarming story that took place here in Chicago on Sept. 22.Roaming the streets of some of Chicago’s infamous neighborhoods can be deadly, but it is an everyday reality for some city residents. Enter the Rev. Michael Pfl...

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