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Gabriel Bump is a Chicago native. His debut novel,

Review: ‘The microcosm of South Shore,’ a literary coming-of-age in Gabriel Bump’s ‘Everywhere You Don’t Belong’

March 25, 2020

The city of Chicago has been documented in various ways, some positive, others more critical. The historical and political aspect of the city has been commemorated in books such as "Chicago," by Domin...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

Organized by the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, several local food policy advocates gathered in the South Shore to discuss and develop new strategies to spread access to healthy food. 

Food policy advocates converge in South Shore

March 1, 2018

As the government debates a way to alter Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allowances, nonprofit groups are tackling a different question on the issue: How do you get the healthiest food to un...

Local clothing line: ethical clothing ‘can be done’

ILAVA clothing is inspired by African prints, while still having a laid-back style. The store is online, but Mwitula Williams said she hopes to expand with pop-up shops.

By Blair Paddock

May 8, 2017

Rahel Mwitula Williams’ clothing company is named ILAVA, meaning “it can be done” in Hindi.Starting in 2016, Hyde Park resident Mwitula Williams, 37, and her sister, Mwasi Mwitula, 39, began the business ...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

South Shore challenged by cyclical eviction

South Shore challenged by cyclical eviction

By Jackie Murray

May 1, 2017

South Shore residents with fixed incomes may experience unfair evictions because of the city’s rising taxes, according to the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign.According to Cook County Sheriff's Office...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: New CFO needs to bring financial confidence back

December 12, 2016

As reported on the Front Page, the college has completed its national search for a new vice president of Business Affairs and CFO. Jerry Tarrer, who will be assuming the position in January 2017, comes...

Nina Freeman’s “Freshman Year” game evokes feelings of loneliness and discomfort often felt during a student’s freshman year of college in this horrifying new game.

Game gives insight to haunting ‘Freshman Year’ experiences

April 13, 2015

Horror is the only genre that truly applies to “Freshman Year,” the latest of Nina Freeman’s vignette games. Freeman is a game designer prominent in the indie gaming scene who recently gained wide...

Majeed Faheem

Local artist uses neighborhood materials for MCA exhibit

March 16, 2015

Through the use of materials found in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, up-and-coming artist Faheem Majeed creates artwork that poses questions about activism and civic-mindedness. Majeed’s fir...

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