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SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

People are getting ready to shake their tile bags, rack their brains and roll at the 11th Annual “It’s Your Word Against Theirs,” SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge on Sunday, November 2. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) and supported by local chapters of the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), the event will be held […]

Chicago FireFest needs a little more flame

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Chicago FireFest needs a little more flame

The pictures below show thousands lining the streets of downtown Chicago, from Michigan Ave. along Wacker to State. But despite thousands of smiling faces and children’s eyes filled with wonder, many Chicago Fire Festival on-lookers left disappointed in the botched spectacle. The three life-sized homes were built by the CeaseFire Chicago foundation and the city-wide participants of […]

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Quinn and Rauner March in China’s National Day Parade

China’s National Day was Sept. 28, and there was a parade in Chinatown to celebrate. This year there was a bit more political excitement at the parade than usual. Both of Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner, made a rare joint public appearance. Down Wentworth Avenue in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, pranced three Chinese dragons, […]

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They’ll Be a Hot Time in Chicago on Saturday Night

ChicagoTalks reporters have been watching the Great Fire Event shape up. From visiting Redmoon’s workspace, to interviewing the artistic creators, to checking the barges at the riverside, we have the story so far. We will have live coverage on Saturday and a wrap up story next week. Contributing to this story: Megan Ammer, Megan Caruso, […]

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Fire, Water, Danger, Spectacle at The Great Fire Festival

RedMoon Theatre has been providing Chicago residents with free events and entertainment for the past 24 years. The organization has partnered with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park district to bring the city their biggest event yet, The Great Chicago Fire Festival, on October 4th under the leadership of executive artistic director, Jim […]

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Redmoon Goes Big

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Redmoon Goes Big

If you see houses a blaze and barges afloat in the Chicago River next weekend, don’t panic. Three life size houses will be set on fire in memory of the Great Chicago Fire to help tell the story of overcoming resilience after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The very first Great Chicago Fire Festival combined a Chicago […]

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Redmoon, City of Chicago, Park District, Bringing Fire to River

Redmoon is up to something.  Our reporters are looking into what Redmoon has been working on this year. Along with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, the Great Fire Festival is being crafted to celebrate our neighborhoods. It will tell the story of Chicago’s grit, greatness and renewal following the Fire of 1871 with barges, boats, fire, and […]

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