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Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

Rachel Galvis, Associate Professor in the English department at The University of Chicago, presents her work July 15.

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

For each 10 dollar donation that was made to Girls for Days on Sept. 28 at Volumes Bookcafe, a balloon was placed inside of a kit bag and placed in a bin to add up the donations.

Fundraiser educates, empowers those in underdeveloped countries

September 29, 2017

Women gathered in Wicker Park Sept. 28 to raise money and awareness for reusable menstrual hygiene kits that the group Days for Girls provides for women who cannot easily obtain these hygiene products.D...

District 12 Cmdr. Ed Kulbida addressed recent shootings, one of which occurred the afternoon of Feb. 3 on Chicago Avenue, at a Feb. 6 community meeting.

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

New local web series ‘Brown Girls,’ a love story of friendship, will be available for streaming on Feb. 15 on Open TV (beta).

Local web series to depict needed representation, friendship

February 6, 2017

To combat media’s historically heavy focus on straight, white characters, the creators of the “Brown Girls” web series say they aim to bring humorous and touching stories of friendship told by women, pe...

Jessie Mott Exhibit

Chicago-based artist showcases gender, sexuality at first solo exhibition

January 30, 2017

Jessie Mott has always had a passion for art, dating back to childhood. Her goal in high school was to attend New York University and earn a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.  Once there, Mott drew, pa...

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...

Chicago artist and 2004 fine arts alumnus Nate Otto has artwork displayed all the city, but his most notable work is with the Chicago internet company Basecamp. He designed a character for the company’s app and website and also painted a mural in their West Loop headquarters. 

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

November 21, 2016

After a shocking presidential election Nov. 8, Nate Otto said he wondered if he should carry the responsibility of responding to the country’s new political status through his artwork.A Chicago-based...

As a part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago park expansion, 327 playgrounds, such as Near South’s Coliseum Park, 1466 S. Wabash Ave., will have been restored or constructed in the city since 2013 as of this December.

Chicago Plays! to finish a year early

October 31, 2016

Nearly four years after launching the Chicago Plays! playground initiative, 327 playgrounds will have been repaired or built in the city by this December, according to an Oct. 17 press release from Mayor...

DEPS hosts an exhibition titled “#InHonor” | The Columbia Chronicle

September 12, 2016

The DEPS Alumni Residency Exhibition “#InHonor” showcases the work of Columbia College alumnus Ervin Alex Johnson.Johnson is the second individual selected for the Annual C33 Gallery Alumni Residency.A reception for th...

Wicker Park staple Rapid Transit Cycleshop closed after more than 21 years last February due to financial problems. 

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

April 11, 2016

The closing of Rapid Transit Cycleshop last February deflated the city’s cycling community like air rushing out of a flat tire.However, just weeks later, Justyna Frank and Chris Stodder, the husband an...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

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