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I am a Broadcast Journalism student at Columbia College Chicago. I love exploring the city by going to new places and meeting new people through my work.
Lane Tech College Prep Extends Timeline for Principal Hiring

Lane Tech College Prep Extends Timeline for Principal Hiring

Members of Lane Technical College Prep High School’s local school council agreed on Thursday to extend the hiring period for a new principal until April 28. “We want enough qualified candidates to make a wonderful, educated decision,” said Lisa Applebaum, parent and chairwoman of the council. Applebaum approved the selection of a new principal to […]

Garcia Loses to Emanuel; Calls on City to Care for Neighborhoods

Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel to concede the mayoral race Tuesday around 8:15 p.m., just over an hour after the last polls closed. Emanuel received 56 percent of the vote, more than enough to beat Garcia’s 44 percent, in the city’s first-ever mayoral runoff election. The Chicago Board of Elections reported […]

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Chicago Voters Say Education is No. 1 Issue in Election

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Chicago Voters Say Education is No. 1 Issue in Election

Voters interviewed at a South Loop polling place on Tuesday said they went to the polls in the city election because they are worried about public education. Voters said they strongly support opening more public schools and called for an end to the move toward charter schools. Cook County Board President and former 4th Ward […]

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

South Loop residents have begun ditching their traditional gyms and getting hooked on the atmosphere of slamming weights to the ground, blaring music and a coach that isn’t afraid to push them harder than they have ever been pushed before. They are CrossFit and high intensity training gyms and they are spurring a trend that is attracting […]

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South Loop Pushes for Neighborhood High School

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South Loop Pushes for Neighborhood High School

Many families living in the South Loop struggle with the issue of not having a suitable neighborhood high school for their children. Litigation attorney and community leader John Jacoby faces the same problem with his youngest daughter who next year will be a freshman in high school. Having lived in Chicago for more than 20 […]

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