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City Lit Curates Well-read Relationships with Readers

City Lit Curates Well-read Relationships with Readers | City Lit Sidebar – Independent Bookstore Day As she made her way from shelf to shelf with an armful of oversized…

Monsoon Fashion for Working Women

Monsoon Fashion for Working Women

| Editor’s note: In the world of citizen journalism and online publication, an editor balances the need for local content, a ear and eye for original voice, and authenticity. There are robots that can write content, and lots of spammy content. At ChicagoTalks, we usually just…

Co-Owners at Alcala’s Boutique Steal the Show

Co-Owners at Alcala’s Boutique Steal the Show | Ukrainian Village is full of friendly people and fun shops, but none friendlier and more…

Bike Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

Bike Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

| Every experienced cyclist agrees that bicycling isn’t always fun and games. Unfortunately, bike riding has its fair share of hazards and dangers that every bicyclist should be aware of in order to optimize their riding experience. For instance, did  you know that majority of biking…

Number of Biking Trips Exceeds Car Trips!

Number of Biking Trips Exceeds Car Trips! | A new analysis released by Ted Villaire, Communications Director for Active Transportation Alliance, provides the first estimate…

The Artists Cannot Be Present

The Artists Cannot Be Present

| The Artists Will Not Be Present an exhibition featuring visual art, poetry by youth in Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition opens July 11 at 6 p.m. at the  Chicago Art Department, 1932 S Halsted St…

Riverwest Music Festival Releases Final Lineup

Riverwest Music Festival Releases Final Lineup | Riverwest Music Festival, Chicago’s premier three-day music festival showcasing the world’s finest in electronic music, has…

Reintegrating Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: Is He a Deserter, Traitor, or Undercover Hero?

Reintegrating Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: Is He a Deserter, Traitor, or Undercover Hero?

| As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Obama did what the American Military Credo called for and brought Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home. President Obama said, “We don’t leave our men or women in uniform behind.” While serving in a combat zone in Afghanistan, it was…

Opinion: The Politics of the Online Bacon Club

Opinion: The Politics of the Online Bacon Club | Farmland Launches Exclusive Online Club for Bacon Lovers according to their news release, it is ”…

What About the Common Core and America’s Future

What About the Common Core and America’s Future

| Chicago isn’t in Florida, but issues of the competitiveness of our workforce, and education’s role in strengthening our workforce and making us competitive on a global scale are important to Chicagoans today. Here is an excellent interview with the Chair of the Children’s Movement of…

May Showers Did Not Deter Anti-Deportation Marchers

May Showers Did Not Deter Anti-Deportation Marchers | This video story is about the anti-deportation march that took place May 1 from 175…