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Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

The morning after mass protests in Ferguson and across the country, protestors flooded the fifth floor foyer in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall office, demanding reform in the police treatment of black Chicagoans. “We’re calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as one of the most powerful Democrats in this country to take a stand,” […]

Chicago: “The Rattiest City In The US”

Chicago was recently named the “rattiest city in the US,” by Orkin, a pest control company who tallied up the number of rat-related jobs they had throughout 2014 in individual cities. With bright yellow signs littering street corners, warning residents of rats, there’s no denying the truth in this finding. “The rats are really gross,” […]

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Vactioner’s Kenny Vasoli brings summer sunshine to the Chicago winter

For self-dubbed “nu-hula” artist Kenny Vasoli of the band Vacationer, the positive, “good vibes” sound of his music is a direct reflection of himself. “Writing that way is sort of a good reminder to keep myself in that mindset,” Vasoli said before his Nov. 11 show at the Metro in Chicago. “It’s easy to get […]

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Imperfect Englewood

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Imperfect Englewood

Many neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side are experiencing gentrification, the renovation of run-down urban neighborhoods that displaces low-income families and small businesses.  Englewood, a South Side community, is experiencing major change. The area is slowly but surely becoming gentrified, causing people who can’t afford to live in the renovated areas to move to other parts […]

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Columbia College Fashion Student

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Columbia College Fashion Student

Bella Khoshaba is from an Assyrian family. Her parents were not enthusiastic about a degree in fashion at first, but nonetheless have supported her throughout her career. Her father, who moved to the United States from Iraq, was especially opposed to her pursuing a career in fashion, which is not valued in his home country. […]

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Mental Health Patients Demand a Doctor

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Mental Health Patients Demand a Doctor

Mental health activists and patients descended upon the Chicago Department of Public Health and the mayor’s office to demand the North River Mental Health Center hire a psychiatrist. The center, which is on the far Northwest side of Chicago, has not had a full-time psychiatrist on staff since July 31st, when the previous psychiatrist retired. […]

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Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Thanksgiving Finds Order Your Big Birds Now

Vendors are making it possible for you to enjoy a local, sustainable Thanksgiving at Green City Market at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Pre-orders are being accepted at various vendors for pickup prior to Thanksgiving. Whether you are craving sustainable turkey, delicious side dishes, breads or desserts, local farmers and businesses have something […]

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