By Ezra Kaplan
Traveling artists will have an easier time flying with their musical instruments following a Department of Transportation rule change requiring all airlines to allow musicians to carry instruments just like any other piece of baggage.
“At DOT, we know how important instruments are to musicians and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that they are not damaged while being transported on airlines,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Continue reading
By Rachel White
Engaging Millennials in the electoral process has been a difficult task for many candidates running for office. One mayoral candidate has made targeting young people a focal point of his campaign.
By Janel Forte
With a push for modernization within its fleet, the CTA is retiring its oldest model of rail cars – the 2400 series.CTA held a fan-fare studded final ride for the cars, which had been in service for 38 years. The train took its final laps around the Loop and its original routes before being taken out of service.
By Michaela Meaney
The Oscar nominations are in and the results? A lack of diversity, say some critics. Entertainment professionals at Second City give their opinion on the lack of diversity and what that says about the industry as a whole.
By Joe Musso
The American Red cross is celebrating 100 years of service to the Chicagoland area. Last Wednesday, contributors lined up in the Union Station Great Hall to donate blood as their way of commemorating a century’s worth of giving back.
By Margaret Anderson
Measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States, but recently emerged at Disneyland, is now in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health revealed Tuesday.
The patient, who has not been identified, became ill in mid-January and is now in recovery, said Melaney Arnold, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Continue reading
By Jin Wu
Chicago health care and economic experts said the indirect cost of Ebola is enormous and partnerships between public and private sectors could be a solution for “the market failures” in Ebola prevention and treatment.
Dozens of people attended a public conversation called “The Cost of Health Crisis” Wednesday night at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, discussing about the economics of pandemics, in this case, Ebola. Continue reading
By Tanni Deb
Walking your dog during winter can be painful for your pet because the snow and salt on the streets can torment its paws. Dr. Linnea Olson, a veterinarian at the Burnham Park Animal Hospital, says boots are a great way to protect not just animals’ feet, but they also have added benefits for their health.
By Meredith Wilson
The recent study by the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois dangled the state over a 2016 operating budget deficit of $9 billion, a black hole $3 billion deeper than previously anticipated.
But, buried in the same report are solutions to yank it back from the brink. Continue reading
By Yanqing Chen, Ellen Kobe, Meghan Tribe and Andersen Xia
Dozens of people lined up at two Chicago-area newsstands hoping to get one of the copies of the “survivors’ issue” of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo (WARNING: Cover image may be offensive to some) before dawn Friday morning. Within minutes, both City Newsstand in Portage Park and Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston sold out the 12 copies made available to the public. Continue reading