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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses issues facing the Chicago Teachers Union at the union headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Sept. 24.

Bernie Sanders in support of CTU: ‘I am demanding a change in national priorities.’

September 25, 2019

Update 09/27/19 at 9:30 a.m.: The Chicago Teachers Union voted 94% in favor of a walkout on Thursday, Sept. 26. The earliest a strike could occur is Oct. 7, as CTU needs to announce a walkout with 10 days ...

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

November 22, 2018

Before the midterm election, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on his support of marijuana legalization in Illinois, suggesting that this legislation could reduce opioid overdoses, help reform the crimin...

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

November 11, 2018

Since 2012, nonprofit organization Dream on Education has tried to aid the development of high-achieving sixth to eighth grade students in underprivileged areas in Chicago, according to the program’s ...

Formerly the Luxury Boutique 47, LuxeB Studio has renamed and reopened its location in Bronzeville, 358 E. 47th St., offering an open-concept studio space for Chicago’s growing creative community. 

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

Value teachers, unions to better education

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

Teachers are rising up, and they need all the support they can get.A wave of protests for better public school funding ignited in multiple states. In Oklahoma, teachers staged a walkout beginning April 2, demanding pay raises for themselves and support staff, funding for elective courses, and enough money to replace old, battered textbooks.Oklahoma teachers’ salaries have remained stagnant since their last raise in 2008, a...

Staying Safe on the Road

By Sponsored Media

April 13, 2018

I recently got my driver’s license. I know, I know, it’s about time! I had older siblings and a lot of friends who drove and, I don’t know, I guess I just never felt much urgency about it. But I’ve finally done it, and I’m ready to hit the road! My question for the experts is this: do you have any specific tips about staying safe on the road? I know the basics, of course, but I was hoping to get some more surprising or ...

Fast fashion costs more than market price

Fast fashion costs more than market price

By Kendrah Villiesse

November 27, 2017

With new collections released every week, it is hard to resist the urge to buy a cute new top from Forever 21. But shoppers often don’t pay attention to the manufacturing process. Fast fashion descri...

Renderings of The Second City expansion of its Training Center depict bleacher seating in its main lobby where students can relax and work. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of December. 

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

October 19, 2015

Comedy students are likely to feel more at home in the soon-to-be-expanded Training Center at The Second City comedy club, taking over space formerly occupied by AMC Loews Piper’s Alley movie theater...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

“Black or White,” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, tells the story of a mourning widower (Costner) who is brought into a custody battle over his granddaughter (Jillian Estell) whom he has helped raise for her entire life.

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

Chicago Public Schools teacher Dorothea Tobin, 62, started a knitting club at North Lawndale College Prep., which is not only an after-school activity, but a source of pride and income. Tobin said students have made up to $400 a month through selling their wares—such as bowties and scarves.

Notable Native: Dorothea Tobin

January 26, 2015

Three times a week, Chicago Public Schools teacher Dorothea Tobin and 38 students fill a cramped, brick-walled office on Chicago’s West Side at North Lawndale College Prep., 1616 S. Spaulding Ave. A...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

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