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Trevor Hall is currently on his A Night In The Village Tour coming to Evanston SPACE Feb. 23–24

Trevor Hall is all about ‘simple qualities’

February 19, 2018

Trevor Hall is a man of mysticism. Born on an island in South Carolina and penning his first album at 16, Hall is passionate about music and his conduit for healing the Earth and the human spirit. His s...

The “Creative Properties: Columbia’s South Loop Sidewalk Campus Since 1977” exhibit, located on the second floor of the library, located at 624 S. Michigan Ave., gives Columbia a glimpse of how it became part of the South Loop through historical and current photos of the buildings.

College’s South Loop history unfolds with exhibit

December 14, 2015

Students in this semester’s “Public History: Presenting and Interpreting the Past” course gathered on the second floor of the library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., for the Dec. 9 opening of the students...

Notable Native: Anthony Nielsen

Nielsen poses for a picture with a polar bear on his trip with Polar Bears  International’s Climate Alliance. 

By metro reporter

November 23, 2015

Anthony Nielsen has worked as lead keeper of carnivores at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., since 2010, but has worked at the zoo since 2000. Nielsen said his favorite parts of the job include inte...

Gill Scott Heron performing at Womad 2011. Gill Scott Heron died today, 28th May 2011. He was a politically motivated jazz/blues musician and song writer. He had a great stage presence and always sung from the soul, and with a great smile. Fore sure, a great loss.

‘Pieces of Gil Scott-Heron’ celebrated in tribute performance

March 9, 2015

A tribute will be paid to legendary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron on March 13 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St., in a performance called “The Revolution Has Been Compromised: ...

Sore losers ruin baseball for Chicago

By Copy Chief

February 16, 2015

What kind of person takes a championship away from a Little League team? Seriously. They’re kids, for goodness sake.Jackie Robinson West, Chicago’s South Side Little League team that went to the league’s international championship, was stripped of its national title Feb. 11 for illegally expanding its boundaries before the 2014 season.This happened almost two full months after Evergreen Park’s team coach called on L...

Activists find strength in collaboration

By Aviva Einhorn

February 13, 2012

Occupy el Barrio members and community activists came together Feb. 4 to voice concerns about issues faced by Chicago’s Latino immigrant population and to discuss upcoming events.Occupy el Barrio, a Pilsen-based branch of the larger movement dedicated to addressing economic and other issues faced by the community, held a town hall meeting at Casa Aztlan, 1831 S. Racine Ave. Occupy el Barrio members Crystal Vance Guerra a...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Browser tab mobs no longer threat

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Somewhere buried beneath 12 Internet browser tabs lies the user’s long-lost, original intention of commanding a computer to hum to life. Several hours and many tabs later, an exasperated sigh comes from the typical, modern-day Web surfer. If only there was a quicker way to catch the best waves in the infinite website sea.With a similar thought, three Columbia graduates and one student applied to be part of MentorMob.com,...

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...

Flood victims remain in need of aid

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

Despite nearly $300 million in federal aid, some Chicago residents are still in need of relief after floods turned parts of the city’s West Side into an official disaster area during the summer.Nearly a month after a state of emergency was declared in suburban Westchester, Ill., a declaration from President Barack Obama on Aug. 19 made federal funding for recovery efforts available to residents in Cook, Carroll, DuPage, Jo...

City offers unique program for gang-affected youth

By Darryl Holliday

October 25, 2010

The city is putting a new philosophy into action with high school youth affected by gang violence.The Chicago Police Department’s Gang School Safety Team, which initially began among 25 schools in CPD’s Area 1 this March, is expanding to include schools in Area 2 as well. Combined, the two areas cover the entire South Side.The program is a unique collaboration between CPD, Chicago Public Schools and the Cook County Juv...

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