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Gabi Brown is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a student at Columbia College studying journalism with a concentration in Magazine writing and editing, and minoring in photography.
Jenny Kendler Brings Environmental Activism to DePaul Art Museum’s “Rooted in Soil” Exibition

Jenny Kendler Brings Environmental Activism to DePaul Art Museum’s “Rooted in Soil” Exibition

With the pop of a balloon, thousands of milkweed seeds were released into the air on Saturday in hopes of producing more milkweed plants to sustain the dwindling population of monarch butterflies. Chicago artist and activist Jenny Kendler stood outside the DePaul Art Museum alongside a silver hotdog cart, handing out biodegradable balloons to passers-by. […]

Emanuel Wins and Promises to Represent all of Chicago

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Emanuel Wins and Promises to Represent all of Chicago

Six weeks after failing to secure enough votes to avoid the city’s first-ever mayoral runoff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a second term Tuesday, defeating his challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, with 56 percent of the vote. The polls closed at 7 p.m., and Garcia called Emanuel just after 8 p.m. to concede and congratulate him. Emanuel […]

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South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

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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 other issues. “Our city is being set up for bikes, […]

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