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Debate over Meigs Field continues 15 years later

Debate over Meigs Field continues 15 years later

Lee Bey didn’t know what to expect when a colleague told him to immediately turn on the news. He feared the worst, a tragedy of some kind. When he did, he saw that several large, X-shaped trenches had been gouged into the runway at Meigs Field ― Chicago’s small, downtown airport. In the dark, early […]

The Metro: A pathway for some and a venue for all

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The Metro: A pathway for some and a venue for all

The beginning and end of the yellow brick road for local and national artists and bands alike is right down Clark Street, steps away from Wrigley Field at the Metro, a music venue with a 35-year-long legacy.  Elaine Simmons, 19, music lover and music business student at Columbia College Chicago, practiced for hours the day she was invited […]

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Women-owned businesses of Logan Square grow amidst sexism

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Women-owned businesses of Logan Square grow amidst sexism

After Kristi Wood opened Logan Square Pilates & Core with two women partners in January, there were times when they were disrespected by men who didn’t take them seriously. “There was one Chicago business that came in and did a quote, and he basically thought, because we were female, we were completely incompetent of understanding […]

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Paul Vallas hurls hat into the ring, with speculation of Lori Lightfoot following suit

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Paul Vallas hurls hat into the ring, with speculation of Lori Lightfoot following suit

New developments in the mayoral race this week include former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas throwing his hat into the race, while a former U.S. attorney and Police Board president appears closer to doing the same. Vallas, 64, held a press conference Friday at the University Club Chicago announcing his official bid for mayor […]

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State Democrats decide against overrule of Rauner’s gun law veto

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State Democrats decide against overrule of Rauner’s gun law veto

Like many mothers, Englewood resident Deja Williams was worried by the news of the Parkland, Florida shooting. But hearing that Illinois lawmakers voted on a series of new gun control measures made her feel a little safer. “I mean, I have three kids,” Williams said. “I want to know they’re safe in school, and with everything […]

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From sanitarium to nature preserve, a story of community organization

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From sanitarium to nature preserve, a story of community organization

As the Tuberculosis outbreak swept America in the late 1800’s, and carried into the 1950’s, the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium stood as a haven of treatment and support for TB patients. Now, converted into the North Park Village Nature Center, it remains as a nature preservation and educational center for Chicago residents. During the Tuberculosis […]

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Witness’ credibility questioned in Stateville medical negligence case

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Witness’ credibility questioned in Stateville medical negligence case

Defense attorneys for contracted doctors at the Stateville Correctional Center — who are being sued for medical negligence damages — called the testimony of a plaintiff witness into question, Wednesday. During the third day of the trial, which appeared before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Dirksen Federal Building, defense attorney for Dr. […]

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