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Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

March 22, 2019

Those attending a recent tribute meant to honor Michael Jackson had mixed feelings following the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which alleged Jackson had sexually abused children. Who’s Bad: Th...

The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., April 24–May 27. 

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

Jussie Smollett, best known for playing the character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” spoke on the importance of diversity in Hollywood at an event celebrating African-American Heritage Month.

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

One section of Adjunct Professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” was not offered for the Spring 2016 Semester. During March 2014, he spoke at a forum about academic freedom.  

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

Todd Barancik, owner of local healthy snack delivery service SnaktItToMe!, hand-delivers boxes of healthy snacks to subscribers every Monday.

Happy, healthy snacking

February 16, 2014

Todd Barancik is on a mission to bring healthy snacks to busy Chicagoans. Competing against big snack delivery companies like NatureBox which ships pre-packaged mixes of healthy snacks from anonymous ...

Almost Famous: Uncovering the celebrity impersonating industry

Marilyn Monroe look-alike

April 11, 2013

 "I'm your biggest fan," are words Carol Woodle hears every day/ Onlookers freeze in pure shock and often approach her, sometimes crying and shaking as they try to express their admiration. “Every sin...

Peace, love and “Soul Train”

By Trevor Ballanger

February 14, 2012

The stage is dark as anxious dancers stand before a series of crackling light bulbs. The music starts, the cameras begin to roll, and it’s time for “Soul Train.”That scene was repeated many times since Oct. 2, 1970, when “Soul Train” first burned through TV screens in a flurry of neon pastels, afros and bellbottom jeans. Disco music pulsed on the stage, infecting viewers with a groove that would set a standard for p...

Professional skydivers: To compete at 10,000 feet

By Katy Nielsen

May 2, 2011

Tumbling and twisting through the air at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour, skydivers link up to create formations, dive head-first and land with pinpoint accuracy on quarter-sized targets.Professional skydiving is a sport pursued by athletes year-round, but the season is beginning in the Midwest. For Chicago’s reigning national title champions, this season means rigorous training if they want to repeat their victo...

Students ‘Remember the Time’

By Luke Wilusz

March 1, 2010

Students sang, danced and moved like the King of Pop in front of a packed house as they remembered Michael Jackson with a new tribute show at the Chicago International Charter Schools’ Longwood campus this week.“Expressions of MJ,” which the theater company For Children By Children put together, opened Feb. 18 at the CICS-Longwood Auditorium, 1309 W. 95th St. Other performances took place on Feb. 19 and 25, and the final two ...

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