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Thomas Kelly High School Seeks to Improve Marketability

Thomas Kelly High School Seeks to Improve Marketability

Members of Thomas Kelly High School‘s Local School Council (LSC) at an April meeting discussed ways to improve its visibility and reputation in its Brighton Park neighborhood. Kelly, which is part of the Chicago Public Schools system, is located at 4136 S. California Avenue on the southwest side. It serves nearly 3,200 students, more than […]

Blogger Shows Chicago her Fashion

Every day the game begins with a few simple questions: what color do I want to wear today? Does this represent how I feel today? How can I use this silhouette to represent what I want to say? Casey Shteamer, 29, a property rental manager from Kansas, who lives in Wicker Park, struts her haphazard, […]

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Vinyl Lovers Cued Up for Record Store Day

Saturday April 18th is Record Store Day in Chicago and around the world. Find a record store near you, and check out the deals and performers. Record Breakers opens at 8 a.m. and features live bands. All CDs are half-price. “Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners […]

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Homeless Problems and Wine Tasting Focus of CAPS Meeting

Residents from the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods on Monday took the opportunity at a CAPS meeting to voice their displeasure over a rash of bike thefts in the area as well as an increase of panhandlers, but also found a brighter topic in the upcoming Lincoln Park Wine Festival. Residents of the CPD’s 19th […]

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Runoffs Not Enough to Inspire Voter Turnout

Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff may have stirred up voters’ blood for a short time, but it wasn’t enough to significantly increase voter turnout. The election was covered on national and international news outlets including CNN and BBC, but that was not enough to overcome Chicago’s history of notoriously low voter turnout. Barely more than 40 […]

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Lane Tech College Prep Extends Timeline for Principal Hiring

Members of Lane Technical College Prep High School’s local school council agreed on Thursday to extend the hiring period for a new principal until April 28. “We want enough qualified candidates to make a wonderful, educated decision,” said Lisa Applebaum, parent and chairwoman of the council. Applebaum approved the selection of a new principal to […]

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

The (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) brings to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – the causes and drivers of over incarceration, and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. See the work of young filmmakers as they examine how the justice […]

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