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VIDEO: Move over New York, the Second City makes its case to be first

By J’nelle Agee

Chicago’s known as the Second City but it’s competition with the city that never sleeps is front and center as more events and residents migrate to the Midwest.

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VIDEO: Chicago prepares to open a new recreational trail in June

By: J’nelle Agee

Chicago’s new public recreation area on the west side will open in June. The Bloomingdale trail also known as “The 606” will connect the Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods.

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VIDEO: Adventure Stage Chicago develops new play challenging self-image

By: J’nelle Agee

Adventure Stage Chicago is currently developing a new stage play called Worthy. The play, a modern take on a classic fairytale explores how kids view self-image and how technology is so important in the way images are portrayed in the media. Continue reading

CPS nurses bring health concerns before the Chicago School Board

By J’nelle Agee

Cook County has been dealing with a measles outbreak.  Now nurses at Chicago Public Schools are calling for help. CPS Nurses along with officials from the teacher’s union held a press conference Wednesday to  call attention to the lack of health resources in schools.

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VIDEO: Obama names Pullman District as National Monument

By J’nelle Agee

President Obama returned to Chicago to name the Pullman community as one of three new national monuments designated around the country. One of the nations first planned communities, Pullman is now Chicago’s first national monument and will be memorialized for future generations to come.

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VIDEO: Donation assists the older adult programs at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

By J’nelle Agee

The Greater Chicago Food Depository just received a one million dollar donation that will directly assist its older adult programs.  The funds will help the depository produce one million meals this year.

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VIDEO: The return of ‘dibs’ to Chicago causes conflict in neighborhoods

By J’nelle Agee

Calling dibs on a newly shoveled parking spot has long been a winter tradition in Chicago. Many residents are upset that their neighbors continue to put objects in parking spaces to reserve them until  they return home from work. Others feel that if you shovel and do the work you should be able to park in the spot you cleared.

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Chicago mourns the loss of Mr. Cub

By J’nelle Agee

Chicago has lost an icon. Ernie Banks, the first African-American to sign to the Chicago Cubs in 1953, has died.  The city honored the player affectionately known as Mr. Cub by bringing the bronze statue that usually sits outside of Wrigley Field to Daley Plaza.  Fans and officials gathered to  pay respect to a legend.

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VIDEO: Horse statues to return to the streets of Chicago

By J’nelle Agee

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation announced the return of the Horses of Honor Campaign.

The public art exhibit will debut this summer and is a continuation of last year’s collection. All proceeds will benefit the “Get Behind the Vest” campaign, which buys new bullet-proof vests for active-duty Chicago police officers. Continue reading

VIDEO: Prescient Edge looks ahead to Chicago relocation

By J’nelle Agee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 30th company to relocate to Chicago since he took office. Prescient Edge, a global security and technology firm, will be moving its headquarters from Virginia to downtown Chicago. But who will get the approximately 60 jobs it will bring to the city?

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