| May 25, 2012
| 7:51 AM
This school year, hundreds of Chicago students in junior high and high school participated in classroom training for the News Literacy Project.
To wrap up the school year, the program held its News Literacy Project Showcase last week at the Chicago...
| May 31, 2012
I was listening to Yo-Yo Maand Chicago Symphony Orchestra members perform a chamber concert in Pilsen recently, and the audience applauded between movements of a Brahms Quintet, and I thought: This clapping is more pleasant than the coughing outbursts...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Owners of a long-time furniture store in the Lincoln Park area which was destroyed last week in a multi-alarm fire said today that they planned to rebuild, according to a spokeswoman.
Standing in front of the rubble where Roy's Home Furnishings stood,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:47 PM
In an attempt to call attention to the city’s increasing violence, a coalition of Chicago clergy announced an effort Friday to gather 100,000 signatures on a petition to support legislation that would require gun owners statewide to register their...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like many Chicagoans, Candace Polk's day begins around 8 a.m. when she takes her daughter to school, then continues at work with continuous emails, phone calls and meetings.
Unlike most Chicagoans, however, some of Polk's meetings are with local...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Brandon Boom insists they are all just friends. Which is to say that their scene is not really one — it just looks that way from the outside.
"We are not trying to make 'the scene,' but it's starting to happen," says Boom, a DJ and producer who is...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Before Riccardo Muti takes his Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a 13-day, 9-concert tour of the Far East in late January and early February, he will engage in a pursuit close to his heart: the musical education of youth.
The CSO music director will lead an...
| Jan 7, 2013
Ana Cazares is a volunteer community health worker who's so determined to broach taboo health subjects in her Pilsen neighborhood that she uses every opportunity that presents itself.
Cazares was recently shopping in a local store when the Latina...
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across the city Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
A 25-year-old man in a car with three other people was shot fifteen minutes after the vehicle was rammed by an SUV in the...