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Chicago is Comic-ly Inclined

Chicago is Comic-ly Inclined

A smartly dressed man unbuttoned his suit coat before taking off to the far corner of the store. He peered over his thick-rimmed black glasses at the new arrivals and, from the right angle, could’ve been mistaken for the alter-ego of the hero whose latest story he eventually purchased. The lunch hour at Graham Cracker […]

Beverly Ridge Pictures Keeps Film Production Local

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Beverly Ridge Pictures Keeps Film Production Local

Beverly Ridge Pictures, a small production company from Chicago’s South Side, is aiming to bring the filming industry home to the Windy City- not just the notoriety, but the process as well. “When you’re at film school, most professors tell you that in order to succeed in the industry, you have to move to one […]

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Jones College Prep Gets an A+

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Jones College Prep Gets an A+

On any given weekday, the sounds of traffic can be heard during afternoon history lessons at Jones College Prep, one of the most sought after schools in downtown Chicago. The school sits on S. State St. and Harrison St., right in the middle of the busy South Loop. Jones is one of the top four […]

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When Crime Is Close to Home

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When Crime Is Close to Home

Briana Goode has never been the type to go unnoticed. She’s the pretty, outgoing, loud cheerleader that knew everyone in high school and makes friends without trying. She loves attention–but being overlooked may have saved her life. “I knew I shouldn’t have gone out alone,” she said. “It was just up the street and my […]

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Aldo Guzman is “Engaged” at Columbia

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Columbia College Chicago houses some true characters — everyone from directors to drag queens has graced the campus at some point. The school’s director of student engagement, Aldo Guzman, is just one of thousands of characters the school has to offer, but he stands out in ways other faculty can’t even begin to perceive. The […]

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