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The Chicago Department of Public Health Is In The Process of Developing An STD Locator App

The Chicago Department of Public Health Is In The Process of Developing An STD Locator App

Chicagoans may soon be able to locate STD testing centers and free condoms right from their smartphones. The Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with Microsoft, is in the process of developing an app for Apple, Android and Windows users, members of the department’s board learned Wednesday, August 20 at their monthly meeting. The […]

The Department of Public Health’s Brave New World

The Chicago Department of Public Health has an array of new tools to fight public health maladies. Using social media sites, online search tools and smart phone applications, the department now has the ability to directly interact with the public as it provides services ranging from food borne illness prevention to free condom distribution. The […]

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Chicago Student March on CPS Headquarters

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Chicago Student March on CPS Headquarters

With signs emblazoned with slogans like “Our Bodies Will Not Be Enslaved” and “Education Not Incarceration,” approximately 30 high school students, all members of the Chicago Students Union, gathered across from Daley Plaza to voice their dissatisfaction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Board of Education and the widening funding gap between city high schools. […]

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A Solution To Street Violence

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A Solution To Street Violence

Hardly a week goes by without a march against gun violence, but the mother of 19-year-old Kevin Ambrose who was shot and killed outside of a Chicago train station last year, doesn’t believe marching will change things in her city. It’s a cultural issue, Ebony Ambrose said, and the culture has to change from within the […]

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How Not to Get Your Bike Stolen

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How Not to Get Your Bike Stolen

Learn how to avoid bike theft. Become a member of the Active Transportation Alliance today @ www.activetrans.org/membership via How Not to Get Your Bike Stolen – YouTube. Published on Aug 7, 2014

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Neighborhood School Enrollments

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Neighborhood School Enrollments

Linda Lutton, reporting for WBEZ, notes that the percentage of children attending elementary school in the neighborhood they live in, is declining in Chicago, but some of them are still choosing Chicago Public Schools, just not the one in their neighborhood. Lutton reports that data analysis tracks changes in where children attend elementary school in […]

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Bronzeville Bike Box Offers Southside Service

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Bronzeville Bike Box Offers Southside Service

Setting out on a ride, it is usually a good idea to have some sense of where the local bike stores are. From potholes to glass in the bike lanes, any ride can turn troublesome, especially if you can’t easily get to a bike store. For riders and residents who are cycling around historic Bronzeville, there […]

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