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Julius Rea is a citizen journalist, news designer and Columbia College student studying journalism. He was the Editor-in-Chief for Diablo Valley College's award-winning newspaper, The Inquirer, in 2011. After recently moving to Chicago from California, he hopes to cover local events and issues.
Jewish Community Celebrates Israel’s 64th Anniversary in Daley Plaza

Jewish Community Celebrates Israel’s 64th Anniversary in Daley Plaza

The Jewish United Fund (JUF) / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago hosted the 64th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago on Thursday. “Israel is a remarkably diverse society,” said Aaron Cohen, vice president of communications at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. “I think that’s one aspect of Israel […]

Mexican Murals Teach Culture Even After Death of Pilsen Muralist

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Mexican Murals Teach Culture Even After Death of Pilsen Muralist

Pilsen commuters walk through more than turnstiles at the 18th Street ‘L’ Pink Line stop; they walk through brightly-colored Mexican history as told by Francisco Mendoza. Mendoza died on March 12 at the age of 53, and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen held a wake for Mendoza on March 16. He painted […]

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Extensive Art Institute of Chicago libraries go overlooked

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Extensive Art Institute of Chicago libraries go overlooked

  A look inside the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago finds eager tourists snapping photos, teachers leading noisy children on field trips and tour guides answering questions about ancient artifacts. Beyond the bustling corridors lie the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. The art history and architecture books quietly wait for museum staff, art appraisers and […]

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Good eats to beat the heat

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Good eats to beat the heat

Kim & Carlo’s Chicago Style Hot Dog Store, located on the city’s Museum Campus, serves hungry customers year-round. The store usually picks up more business during the summer months, but their stand in front of the Shedd Aquarium was busy on March 15 due to the unseasonably warm weather. ———- Photographs and interviews collected by […]

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Local school council vote for principal non-renewal stirs controversy

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Local school council vote for principal non-renewal stirs controversy

  Henry D. Lloyd Elementary School parents, staff and children prepare their final goodbyes after the local school council formally announced its decision not to renew Principal Fernando Kim’s contract, which expires June 30. Some say the decision, announced on Feb. 1, was a result of the school’s low Illinois Standards Achievement Test, or ISAT, […]

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