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Remembering Kevin Ambrose

Remembering Kevin Ambrose

Kevin Ambrose lived only 7,056 days before he was violently and suddenly killed. But it’s Ambrose’s life, not his death, that his mother wants people to remember. Ebony Ambrose, mother of 19-year-old Kevin Ambrose, heads back to court Sept. 15 to once again face the man who shot her son to death in 2013. Kevin […]

Aloke’s “Alive” Sees the Light of Day

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Aloke’s “Alive” Sees the Light of Day

After nine years of keeping fans waiting, rock band Aloke released its sophomore album “Alive” on July 17th through The End Records. Aloke, made up of members Christian Zucconi, Paul DeCourcey, Alex Charpentier and Alex Walker, recorded the album in Chicago under the guidance of legendary producer Steve Albini. Zucconi, the band’s lead singer, said using Albini allowed […]

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Sit Down with Richard Roeper

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Sit Down with Richard Roeper

Chicago native Richard Roeper has always known he was destined to write. While growing up in the south suburb of Dolton and attending Thornridge High School, he quickly learned math and science weren’t for him and writing would be his future. Now 54, Roeper’s writing has made him a well-respected film critic and news reporter […]

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Ixcateco Grill Opens in Albany Park, serving Authentic, Chef-Driven Mexican Street Food in a Casual Neighborhood Setting

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Ixcateco Grill Opens in Albany Park, serving Authentic, Chef-Driven Mexican Street Food in a Casual Neighborhood Setting

For Chicago’s lovers of Mexican food, Chef Anselmo Ramirez is probably one of Chicago’s best under-the-radar Mexican chefs. But if they have dined at such stellar restaurants as Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Mixteco, they have probably enjoyed his culinary talent, for he has built a long career at these establishments. Ramirez now is striking out […]

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Leor Galil Dishes on the Process

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Leor Galil Dishes on the Process

I sat down with Leor Galil, a 29-year-old journalist who specializes in writing about music, art and culture. While growing up in Washington D.C., Galil learned to cultivate his passions into an actual career path that has led him to Chicago. Galil graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2010 and now works for […]

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Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Kickstarter to Jump Start Jerky Line

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Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Kickstarter to Jump Start Jerky Line

CHICAGO (June 2015) –  Ricky Hirsch, founder of Chicago-based Think Jerky, has already proven he’s a savvy entrepreneur by developing the first line of chef-crafted, artisan beef jerky that is truly in step with today’s food preferences—protein-rich and all natural, containing no glutens, hormones nor antibiotics. “Think healthy, think delicious, think jerky!” exclaimed Hirsch. Think […]

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Coming to Chicago

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Coming to Chicago

“Life-changing” is how I describe my experience in Chicago, where I spent a month as a fellow with WorldChicago’s Tech Innovation, Education, & Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program. It was my first time in the United States, and I am still having a hard time comprehending the urban bustle, skyscrapers and variety of people. What was strange […]

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