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The Bottom Nail Salon styling, inspiring in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood

The Bottom Nail Salon styling, inspiring in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood | Located in the heart of the Austin neighborhood, a black-owned nail salon is gearing up for prom season. With their…

Historic Maxwell Street Market shifts focus toward becoming food mecca

Historic Maxwell Street Market shifts focus toward becoming food mecca | For over 100 years Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market in Little Italy has been showcasing the city’s most prominent ethnic cultures.…

Edwin Carl: A childhood baseball dream continues despite health adversity

Edwin Carl: A childhood baseball dream continues despite health adversity

| Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.” For Edwin Carl, a pitcher for the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association…

Chicago Fire soccer fans mourn game loss, celebrate team

Chicago Fire soccer fans mourn game loss, celebrate team | The sun was shinning with no cloud in sight and the wind blew moderately but…

First Look: Riding the 606 Trail

First Look: Riding the 606 Trail

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Tour Austin by Bike

Tour Austin by Bike | Join Lee Diamond on one his interesting neighborhood tours on  April 25, 2015 from 11…

Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

| The diverse crowd that filled Chicago’s House of Blues to listen to a new indie band seemed timid at first, but a familiar nod of the head and the tap of the foot soon gave way. They came to see FreeThinker, a group of passionate,…

‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18 | Walking into a Raw Artists: Indianapolis event was like diving into another world. Models with…

Implications of Big Data Collection to Journalists

Implications of Big Data Collection to Journalists

| Data collection, especially mass data collection, has huge implications, both positive and negative, for journalists. Our society’s technological advancement has led to the mass cumulative collection of data that can serve as a great resource for journalists to gain relevant and factual statistical information. On…

Drake sails past The Beatles into history

Drake sails past The Beatles into history | Toronto rap star Drake recently bested the Beatles, according to USA Today. The 27-year-old artist…

Labor activists: Union fight in Illinois mirrors Wisconsin

Labor activists: Union fight in Illinois mirrors Wisconsin

| With negotiations between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees virtually non-existent, Wisconsin labor unions offer telling words of their own struggle five years ago. Back in 2011, the state of Wisconsin was in a similar situation until Republican…

Mayor pushes minimum wage hike, aldermen frustrated

Mayor pushes minimum wage hike, aldermen frustrated | A City Council committee Monday debated the implications of raising Chicago’s minimum wage during a…