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Being transgender in jail

By Darryl Holliday

April 18, 2011

Gender and LGBTQ justice advocates may have a new ally in some Illinois jails if a recent policy succeeds in changing the system.The Cook County Department of Corrections has created new guidelines for the custody and safety of transgendered inmates that will separate those deemed officially transgender and allow them to serve time in ways that match their gender identification as of March 21.“The idea is that in any co...

Hot Yoga: An inside look

By Cristina Aguirre

March 26, 2011

Yoga, meditation and deep breathing have been shown to build flexibility, increase memory retention and improve focus. For people willing to explore the wide range of yoga classes available, a hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Chicago recently opened a new location, 47 W. Polk St. Classes take place in 105 degree rooms and students move through a series of 26 poses. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen...

Florence Price reborn

By Contributing Writer

March 14, 2011

by: Vanessa Morton, Contributing WriterSuzanne Flandreau unexpectedly stumbled upon two original music manuscripts by the late African-American symphonic composer Florence Price more than 10 years ago. The orchestral score “Piano Concerto in One Movement”—last performed in the 1930s—was believed to be missing for many years.It wasn’t until Feb. 17 that the two pieces found a contemporary audience. Columbia’s Cent...

City takes up trauma center crisis

By Darryl Holliday

November 15, 2010

After public outcry from residents, Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution on Nov. 3, that urges public health officials to address the lack of trauma care on Chicago’s South Side.The resolution, sponsored by Alderman Willie Cochran (20th Ward) and others, calls for the city’s Committee on Health to take public comment and testimony from the Chicago Department of Public Health and other sources addressing the need for...

Natural medicine, a healthy choice

By Ivana Susic

January 25, 2010

The recent trend toward natural remedies inspires some people to think twice before walking into the nearest drugstore and grabbing a bottle of the cheapest medicine. The increasing availability of affordable homeopathic treatment has made it possible to stay healthy the natural way, even on a college student’s budget.One of the many benefits of natural remedies is keeping unnecessary chemicals out of your body. Many ingredients fo...

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