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J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 28, 2019

The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking and halt the doubling in volume of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

September 16, 2019

Walking through a cloud of fruity-scented smoke may become an experience of the past, as President Donald Trump announced Sept. 11 that the Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban flavored e-c...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

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 ...

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

November 22, 2018

Before the midterm election, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on his support of marijuana legalization in Illinois, suggesting that this legislation could reduce opioid overdoses, help reform the crimin...

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

November 10, 2018

Fresh off aweekend rally with former President Barack Obama, J.B. Pritzker defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner during a strong night for local Democrats. Nationally, women and minority candi...

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

High school consent culture evolves in #MeToo era

High school consent culture evolves in #MeToo era

October 29, 2018

As victims come forward to talk about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment, educators and activists want to create a culture of mutual consent by educating  students. “With the M...

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

October 29, 2018

Genesys Works Chicago collaborated with Columbia College Chicago Online to educate local high school students on the importance of coding as part of Apple’s initiatives in the Everyone Can Code program. Genesys is dedicated to career success for high school students, and Ever...

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