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Fund brings ‘Quality of Life’ to Englewood

Fund brings ‘Quality of Life’ to Englewood

By Taylor Morris

December 12, 2016

Englewood residents began raising funds to create  programs to benefit their community with college scholarships, sports equipment and career support programs. Teamwork Englewood, a nonprofit organization, ...

Local electronic rock band The War on Peace is recording a new EP to be released early next year.

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

University of Chicago Law welcomed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Nov. 29 to talk about how women’s healthcare will change with Donald Trump as president-elect. 

Planned Parenthood president talks women’s healthcare, ‘fragile’ reproductive rights under Trump

December 5, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office in January, Cecile Richard President of Planned Parenthood explained that the future of reproductive rights are more fragile than ever before. ...

Wicker Park, Bucktown plant ‘greener’ neighorhoods

Wicker Park, Bucktown plant ‘greener’ neighorhoods

December 5, 2016

In an effort to replace trees killed by a beetle infestation, 86 new ones were planted in Bucktown and Wicker Park, according to a Nov. 3 press release from The Silverman Group Inc., a Chicago public relatio...

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th Ward) and the Sterling Bay Co., a real estate investment and development company, are teaming up to bring the first public library to Chicago’s West Loop near Skinner West Elementary School.

Alderman working to build public library in West Loop

November 28, 2016

Renovations and development have attracted many new residents to the West Loop over the past 20 years, and soon, they may be able to enjoy a public library in the neighborhood, according to Ald. Walter Bu...

New Kennedy Expressway lane to reduce future traffic

New Kennedy Expressway lane to reduce future traffic

November 28, 2016

The Kennedy Expressway is gaining an additional traffic lane near Cumberland and Harlem avenues to ease traffic congestion, according to state officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation in...

Protesters hosted a meeting Nov. 15  at the Mexico-U.S. Solidarity Network’s building, 3460 W. Lawrence Ave., to discuss the plans to speak out against  the policies of President-elect Donald Trump.

Anti-Trump demonstrators organize ‘mass meeting’

November 21, 2016

Since Donald Trump was elected president Nov. 8, protests have been taking place all across the country. In Chicago, one Facebook group held a “mass meeting” to discuss what the next plan of action entail...

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

November 21, 2016

A new partnership will use multimillion-dollar donations to stimulate economic development and bring jobs and businesses to South Side neighborhoods according to a Nov. 3 city press release. The Southwes...

Percentage of recyclable waste kept out of landfills.

Chicagoans’ recycling is ‘garbage’

November 14, 2016

Chicago residents need to do a better job keeping recyclables out of the trash because only 13 percent of the trash produced every year does not end up in landfills, according to Department of Streets and S...

The college community voiced their critiques of Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s recently drafted mission statement at an Oct. 31 forum.

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

4024 N. Elston Ave, the future location for the Independence Branch Library, will be one of the housing developments to feature a co-located library, through a collaboration,announced on Oct. 21 with the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library.

Mixed-income housing to be co-located with libraries

October 31, 2016

A partnership between the Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannor and the Chicago Housing Authority will create new mixed-income housing developments that contain small public libraries in neig...

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