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Chicago Hosts 2015 NFL Draft

Chicago Hosts 2015 NFL Draft

It’s been more than 50 years since Chicago hosted the NFL Draft, but the city had the opportunity to host again in 2015. Fans from all over the world came to the three-day event, which was held from April 30-May 2 in Grant Park. Chicago Bears fans, along with fans from many other teams were […]

Blackhawks’ Success Brings New Fans

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Blackhawks’ Success Brings New Fans

When Danny Miller watches the Blackhawks kick off game one of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks, he will be watching on a TV that is decorated in Blackhawks memorabilia. “I have a Hawks ball cap that doesn’t quite fit me, two pucks in cases, autographed by Ray Emery and Viktor […]

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Cook County Leaders Attend Forum on Criminal Justice

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Cook County Leaders Attend Forum on Criminal Justice

Overcrowding in Cook County’s criminal justice system has for years been a hot-button issue and recently four area leaders spoke at the City Club of Chicago and addressed the high number of incarcerated low-level offenders and offenders with mental health issues. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees Cook County Jail, said in the forum […]

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Supporters March to “Free the Weed.”

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Supporters March to “Free the Weed.”

Supporters of marijuana legalization gathered and marched through downtown Chicago on May 2, carrying signs that read, “Free the Weed.” The Chicago Global Cannabis March was organized by Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or, NORML. The rally and march started at noon and took place at Daley Plaza, […]

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Lakeview Restaurant Focus of Controversy

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Lakeview Restaurant Focus of Controversy

Chop Chop Chinaman, a Chinese restaurant located in the Lakeview neighborhood, has come under scrutiny for its name, which some Chicagoans think is racist. “It’s stupid, just stupid,” said Lakeview resident Zoe Faller. “I can’t say for sure the owners knew it would offend people, but I feel like at some point somebody should’ve said […]

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Lakeview: Chicago’s North Side Playground

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Lakeview: Chicago’s North Side Playground

Andrew Garcia says he loves his Lakeview neighborhood, which he calls “a straight party city,” adding there’s always something going on that interests him. “It’s never quiet,” said Garcia, who moved to Boystown in September. Lakeview, which is Chicago’s largest neighborhood is located on the North Side and is bordered by the Lakeshore area to […]

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Ring of Fire Comes Full Circle at Mercury Theater

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Ring of Fire Comes Full Circle at Mercury Theater

The intimate stage of the Mercury Theater is depicting the story of a small town boy who finds his way to fame. “Ring of Fire” follows the life of Johnny Cash from childhood to icon and the jukebox musical tells the story of his love, life and struggles. “It’s a fun, moving, heartfelt night,” said […]

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