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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 reminds Congress Puerto Rico still needs help

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

November 27, 2017

Thousands marched in Washington, D.C., during the Nov. 19 Unity March for Puerto Rico, including “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who continues to urge a neglectful Congress to make the humane decision to increase...

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...

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State law protects women from federal birth control regulation

October 16, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidelines Oct. 6 that broaden employers’ ability to exempt themselves from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirements. The ...

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...

Autism Eats, an organization that provides a safe space for families with autistic children to eat in public without judgment, is having its first Chicago dinner on March 18 at the Fireside Inn, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Chicago group makes sure ‘Autism Eats’

March 13, 2017

Shannon Dunworth knew she could not be the only one who noticed stares from patrons in restaurants as her stepson, who has autism, roamed around and impatiently waited for his food. Knowing that others ...

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...

Hakunah Matata—I’ve got some worries

DirecTV says it wants Taylor Swift 'NOW'

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Disney announced Sept. 28 there is a "new reimagining" of "The Lion King" in the works.The movie has been connected to director Jon Favreau, who led the "reimagining" of "The Jungle Book" released earlier this ye...

‘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...

CTU President Karen Lewis (top) addresses crowd at the James R. Thompson Center April 1. 

Protesters: It may be April 1,but education is no joke

April 4, 2016

Inclement weather did not stop the Chicago Teachers Union and supporters from taking to the streets April 1 to bring attention to cuts in Chicago public education.Hundreds of CTU members and allies ga...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

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