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I come from the great plains of West Texas. I've lived in Chicago for three years, having stops in Rogers Park, Wrigleyville, Logan Square and Lawndale. Now, I'm a Graduate Student in the department of Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. I'm a lover of first person narratives, politics, photography, twitter, tacos and of course whiskey.
Is online streaming helping or hurting Chicago musicians?

Is online streaming helping or hurting Chicago musicians?

After their midnight set at Liar’s Club located at 1665 W. Fullerton Avenue, brothers Alex and Brett Fishback set up a booth to sell merchandise for their band, Long Live the Goat. Taking a page from musicians across the country, these Chicago brothers must rely on t-shirt sales and other small items to make money […]

Labor activists: Union fight in Illinois mirrors Wisconsin

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Labor activists: Union fight in Illinois mirrors Wisconsin

With negotiations between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees virtually non-existent, Wisconsin labor unions offer telling words of their own struggle five years ago. Back in 2011, the state of Wisconsin was in a similar situation until Republican Gov. Scott Walker passed Act 10, which dismantled collective bargaining […]

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Sanders campaign not able to top Clinton in S.C.

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Sanders campaign not able to top Clinton in S.C.

By JESSICA COLOPY & NICHOLAUS GARCIA Columbia S.C. ­­– Beverly King was one of the few who cast her vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in South Carolina’s Democratic Primary Feb. 27. King, who cast her ballot at Hand Middle School, said she’s supported Sanders since before his campaign officially began last May.  “I actually have […]

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Chicago Residents Support Cruz Victory in Iowa

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Chicago Residents Support Cruz Victory in Iowa

Des Moines — On the Thursday before the Iowa caucuses, Carl Miller, 17, from Downers Grove made the five-hour, 311 mile trip to Iowa missing three days of school to volunteer for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “I made roughly 550 calls my first day,” Carl said. Well spoken with a passion for politics, Carl […]

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

PILSEN — The annual “Day of The Dead” celebration put on by The National Museum of Mexican Art last Sunday was a community effort to behold. Food, art, and music filled the neighborhood in celebration of loved ones lost. Citizens flooded the museum grounds by Harrison Park in the Pilsen neighborhood to join the festive […]

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