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Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

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Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

Heidi Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune’s Life and Style section, embodies the meaning of “balancing act,” which also happens to be the title of her daily column. Stevens is a true Chicagoan whose writing style is as real as her genuine and humble personality. As a wife, mother and writer, Stevens shares her […]

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Poor nursing home care persists despite new administration, more staff

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Poor nursing home care persists despite new administration, more staff

Residents were wearing old and oversized clothes. Some had no shoes or only one on. One resident had personal belongings overflowing from her dresser onto the floor. Paint buckets, janitor wastebaskets and medicine carts cluttered the hallways. Residents had little space to roam. They were packed tightly around small dining tables and in a dreary […]

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Conte Di Savoia: Taylor Street’s remaining Italian grocery store and shop

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Conte Di Savoia: Taylor Street’s remaining Italian grocery store and shop

A red sign illuminating the windows of Conte Di Savoia directs you inside, out of curiosity. Walking in, you see a deli counter decorated with homemade pasta and pastries to the left, and a cute dining area to the right. The menu has an array of original homemade sandwiches, which are very popular with customers. […]

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2016 Presidential Election Results: How is Chicago feeling?

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2016 Presidential Election Results: How is Chicago feeling?

Donald Trump was named the 45th President of the United States on Nov. 8 after a long, intense, and emotional election night. Polls closed and the waiting game began for Americans all across the country late Tuesday evening. All throughout the nation, U.S. citizens experienced feelings of shock, triumph excitement and relief — depending on […]

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Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

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Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

When Chicago musician Adam Gottlieb packed his guitar into a van filled with food and winter gear to embark on a 900 mile October trip from Rogers Park to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he was going to lend his support to the Sioux people gathered to oppose the construction of an oil […]

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Raffe’s Record Riot

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Raffe’s Record Riot

On Cicero Avenue, a mannequin of Elvis Presley peers outside the window, guarding relics of a different time. That Elvis mannequin is guarding Raffe’s Record Riot. Raffe’s is a dedicated record store that has been lingering around now for 30 years and counting. Even while facing the digital future and despite business slowing down, it […]

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The War on Slacktivism

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The War on Slacktivism

Slacktivism- (n.) the delusion that your reposts actually change anything. It is easy to be an activist online. We know this. We do this. My Facebook feed is often full of my like-minded, progressive, liberal friends sharing their beliefs, from photo collages of alarming statistics to HuffPo articles that they probably only had time to […]

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