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Hamilton welcomes high schoolers to ‘room where it happens’

March 16, 2019

High school students from around Chicago were brought into “the room where it happens,” March 13 thanks to the third year of the Hamilton Education Program. Nearly 2,000 students and teachers gathered...

Raymond Tominello, owner of Rooftop Local Honey, houses bees on rooftops and plans to collaborate with local schools to teach children about bees. 

‘Honey, I’m home’—Bees find hive in Bridgeport

November 27, 2017

Growing up in Indiana, Raymond Tominello was surrounded by agriculture and farming. When he moved to Chicago, he wanted to bring a little bit of home with him, so he created Rooftop Local Honey in 2015...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and former star of

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

November 9, 2017

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with representatives from the Norwegian American Hospital and the New Life Covenant Church, spoke at a Nov. 1 press conference about local relief needed fo...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

Reports show Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had two rooms booked at the Blackstone during Lollapalooza’s 2017 festival weekend

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Elected officials are introducing legislation and incorporating motions to fix a discriminatory bail bond system in Springfield and Cook County.

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

March 13, 2017

The current system for bail bonds in criminal cases favors those who can pay for them, and all Americans need to understand that, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in an interview with The Chronicl...

Northwestern professors discussed Hamilton the musical's influence in the classroom and how the musical has changed—and challenged—historians and college classes Feb. 21 at the Newberry Library on 60 W. Walton Street.

Professors talk ‘What Comes Next?’ in ‘Hamilton’s’ impact

February 27, 2017

Gold Coast’s Newberry Library was bustling with a full crowd of all ages—some even arriving after the panel started—eager to hear a discussion about the hit musical “Hamilton’s” classroom i...

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups Feb. 25 during the annual College Improv Tournament.

Columbia improv group to compete in College Improv Tournament

February 22, 2017

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups at the 10th Annual College Improv Tournament Feb. 25. Columbia students and Cat Booty members Tom Spooner, senior theatre major, Glo Chitwood, junior theatre major, Will Nicholson, junior theatre ma...

‘Hamilton’ creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, talked about his writing and applauded Chicago’s theater scene in a conversation with Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones at the Lyric Opera House Sept. 23.

Chicago welcomes ‘Hamilton’ creator to theater family

September 26, 2016

Shedding his sneakers because “I tell the truth more with my shoes off,” Lin-Manuel Miranda walked onstage at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, for a conversation with The Chicago Tribune...

“Hamilton” begins its national tour to Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Sept. 27.

‘Hamilton’ brings revolution to Chicago

May 9, 2016

Chicago theater fans “will not throw away their shot” when the groundbreaking blockbuster musical “Hamilton” starts its national tour in the Windy City Sept. 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Mon...

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