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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards | Andrea Crary watched as a volunteer harvested chard from the aquaponic farm in the darkened basement of The Plant, located…

Top 5 outfits with Leggings

Top 5 outfits with Leggings

| History repeats itself, especially in fashion. The most popular 60s clothing is back with a bang. If you are into fashion you know gorgeous, skin fitted leggings have made a resurgence. Uncomfortable skin tight jeans, which do not offer elasticity and can lead to rashes,…

Chicago Jazz Man Kahil El’Zabar Launches “OOHnow” The Culture Revolution

Chicago Jazz Man Kahil El’Zabar Launches “OOHnow” The Culture Revolution | On Dec. 16, legendary musician and native Chicagoan Kahil El’Zabar is launching OOHnow, a global culture…

South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

| Voters in the South Loop expressed their displeasure as they headed to the polls on Tuesday for Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic elections. Voters at a polling place in Grace Episcopal Church in the South Loop on Tuesday said they were passionate about bike lanes and…

Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast | Byline: Summer Diab and Brianna Thomas Terrell Smith, an election worker at a polling place…

Vinyl Lovers Cued Up for Record Store Day

Vinyl Lovers Cued Up for Record Store Day

| Saturday April 18th is Record Store Day in Chicago and around the world. Find a record store near you, and check out the deals and performers. Record Breakers opens at 8 a.m. and features live bands. All CDs are half-price. “Record Store Day was conceived…

Banks the Genius Faces the Music

Banks the Genius Faces the Music | At first glance, Rob Mefford, 23, doesn’t appear as a typical “rapper.” With long brown…

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…

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 meeting, which one alderman described as the most “rushed” push to enact a law that he’s seen in all of his years in office. “I’ve never seen such a rush…

Minimum Wage and Housing Protest

Minimum Wage and Housing Protest | Housing and minimum wage activists protested in the Daley Plaza Tuesday, Oct. 7. They called…