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Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

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Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals encourages resilience and happiness

September 18, 2017

Two new additions are coming this fall to Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals, a project intended to beautify the stretch of wall along the Glenwood Avenue Red Line embankment, adjacent to the Morse station.Multid...

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

December 12, 2016

Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) accepted a proposal by Bob Kingsley, owner of 420 Capital Management, to build Greengate Compassion Center, a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

“Zombie Broads’ is set to run at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., from Oct. 21 through early December. The play follows a book club’s preparation for a possible zombie apocalypse. 

Zombies brought to life in new play

October 17, 2016

Factory Theater opens its second season at its Rogers Park location with “Zombie Broads,” a new play by Chicago playwrights Sara Sevigny and Corrbette Pasko that blends comedy and horror.The show at ...

Caiti Pina, senior creative writing major, captures the audience with her story of family dynamics and relationships.

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

November 2, 2015

Huddled in a small space known as The Teal Room in the back of Pub 626 in Rogers Park, audience members listened intently as Caiti Pina, a senior creative writing major, shared her experiences of breaking ou...

Kokopelli is Wicker Park’s latest Mexican restaurant at 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering a wide variety of menu items featuring modern takes on classic Mexican cuisine.

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman strives to spark creativity and happiness worldwide with his “you are beautiful” mural collection that can be seen around the city.

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

October 20, 2014

Matthew Hoffman, a Chicago-based artist who displays his poetic public art pieces throughout the city, wants to tell the world “You are beautiful.”Hoffman is best known for his series of murals tha...

As part of a city-sponsored competition to encourage college entrepreneurs to stay in the city, 1871, a digital think tank in River North, will select 10 college startups to take up residency there.

River North tech hub expands with college competition

April 14, 2014

A new city-sponsored competition is illuminating the rapid growth of the city’s tech startups, particularly in the River North neighborhood. The Chicago College Startup Competition will give 10 college startups a space in 1871, Chicago’s prestigious River North tech incubat...

Paper or drastic?

March 31, 2014

Spring rains are quickly filling the gutters of many Chicago neighborhoods, and the excess plastic bags that have escaped the city’s recycling program often litter and clog drains. To address the related environmental concerns, aldermen Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and George Cardenas (12th Ward) have backed a ban on plastic bags.The bill would prohibit all city retailers from distributing plastic bags, requiring them to instead...

Personal becomes political at Creative Nonfiction Week

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 12, 2012

Columbia’s annual Creative Nonfiction Week, which had a political theme inspired by the Nov. 6 presidential election, took place Nov. 5–8 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.According to Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, a professor in the English Department and director of the Creative Nonfiction program, the week of events began in 2001 as a way to draw interest to the concentration and encourage collaboration between the E...

Northwestern continues dominance, Loyola looks to bounce back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

Contributing Writer: Doug PitorakIt seems that no part of Chicago was left dry, and Rogers Park was no exception on Oct. 17.Like the unrelenting rain that engulfed Loyola Soccer Park all evening, the Northwestern University Wildcats men’s soccer team relied on a persistent offensive attack to defeatthe Loyola University Ramblers 2-0 and move to 10-2-2 on the season.Rainstorms like that often make for a sloppy game, but although ...

Posters reflect city’s multiple identities

By Sophia Coleman

April 23, 2012

Sometimes it can be hard to fathom how vast and diverse the city is, but a Columbia alumnus who majored in graphic design has the perfect remedy.Chris Gorz, who graduated in 1991, started his Chicago poster series almost one year ago with the mission to create iconic and vintage-inspired prints that help locals connect with their communities. So far, he has designed eight posters for Andersonville, Edgewater, Lakeview, Linco...

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