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Stop and smell the pie

Stop and smell the pie

April 29, 2018

The comforting aroma of freshly baked pies and brewed coffee will soon fill up the Chop Shop, a Wicker Park restaurant and food emporium. Awake and Bake: Chicago’s First Free Pie and Coffee Festival will ...

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

April 15, 2018

Chicago is shrinking and splitting into a city of "haves" and have nots" as its wealthiest citizens benefit from the changing population and other coincidental economic conditions, according to recent d...

Name, age, divisiveness: Census raises troubling questions

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau released a draft of the 2020 census March 27 that included questions regarding LGBTQ respondents, which were promptly removed the same day, followed by a statement explaining that their inclusion in the draft was a mistake.No prior census has included questions on gender identity or sexuality, but the correction was a reminder of a yearslong fight to shed light on the LGBTQ community through the survey...

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, speaks at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., about her experience with civil organizing and activism Oct. 19.

Dolores Huerta talks activism, politics

October 25, 2017

When Dolores Huerta started her career as an activist with labor leader Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, farm workers were working in the fields for 12 hours a day for only 70 cents per hour without r...

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

Third Coast Review looks to fill gap left by Gapers Block hiatus

January 25, 2016

Chicago’s arts and culture scene has gotten a little less specialized, thanks to the “indefinite hiatus” of local news site Gapers Block.Founded in 2003 by Andrew Huff, Gapers Block has been one...

Garcia not done yet, runoff brings six more weeks of campaigning

By Metro Reporter

February 25, 2015

The work is not over for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia supporters who danced the night away to blaring basses and saxophones.With 34 percent of the vote Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff that will take place on April 7.For Garcia supporters at the Albambra Palace Resturant, the news comes as no surprise. Foreseeing the runoff, supporters wore buttons urging voters to turn out on April 7. S...

Fall grads deserve commencement

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

Hundreds of seniors graduate at the end of each fall semester without a ceremony dedicated specifically to them. These seniors must choose to walk the spring before or wait for the next ceremonies the following spring or not walk across the stage at all.Hosting a fall commencement ceremony is a worthwhile venture that the administration should consider because of the significant number of students who graduate in December.In Spring...

Colleges should honor wage hikes

By Editorial Board

December 1, 2014

The issue of increasing the minimum wage has sparked nationwide debate. As more states pass referendums to raise the minimum wage, some universities struggle to compensate for the necessary increases.This issue is prevalent for some Michigan colleges after a referendum was passed in May mandating that the minimum wage increase slightly each year until 2018, when it reaches $9.25 an hour, according to a May 27 press releas...

Preview: We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

February 17, 2014

The We Become Each Other's Unmakers exhibition in the C33 Gallery, 33 E. Congress Parkway, gives visitors a glimpse into the development of Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing graduate student proj...

Regenerative design goes beyond sustainability

By Brandon Smith

October 1, 2012

The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a collaborative group dedicated to creating voluntary national guidelines and performance ratings for land design, construction and maintenance across the country, recently certified 11 of its sustainable landscape projects.The initiative is an example of how the combination of architecture, sustainability and business models can promote the idea that regenerative landscapes are an integral part of a community’s well-being, according to Lisa Storer, program coordina...

Voter slump due to bleak campaign trail

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 27, 2012

Registering to vote isn’t difficult. In fact, it requires less effort than most governmental processes, like getting a passport or driver’s license. Those take massive amounts of paperwork, time and energy. Registering to vote in Chicago is as easy as filling out and mailing one form.Yet as of Feb. 20, Chicago’s voter registration is the lowest it’s been since 1942, according to a statement from the Chicago Election Board o...

Wal-Mart moves into the West Loop

By Vanessa Morton

September 19, 2011

Wal-Mart, one of the largest private employers in the United States, continues to make its mark in the Windy City. The constantly evolving corporation has built its first Chicago small-scale store at the Presidential Towers, 555 W. Madison St., in the West Loop.As black tarp obscures windows in an attempt to keep the new space private, months of construction are finally complete. However, the company faces some city zonin...

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