Members of the Chicago Newspaper Guild gathered outside the Sun-Times building Thursday morning to protest the newspaper’s firing of the entire full-time photography staff last week. Sun-Times officials said the decision is part of a new multimedia strategy and is in the company's best interest, but union members insist reporters armed with smartphones will erode the paper's quality.
Usually it's government officials and community leaders preaching to students about violence. But this time students from Chicago's South Side got a chance to voice their concerns about the community.
Green City Market, a Chicago marketplace for locally grown foods, has taken their efforts beyond the seasonal farmer markets. Teaming with Lincoln Park Zoo, Green City has created the Edible Garden located in the the zoo to give children a hands-on experience on the origins of food in their communities.
Memorial Day kicked off the summer travel season, which means more tourists in Chicago. But in a city of over 2.7 million people with more than 40 million visitors a year, where can locals and out-of-towners who aren’t taking public transportation park? FasPark, a Chicago-based mobile app, helps to relieve parking woes in the city.
According to the latest survey by Shape magazine, 82 percent of women feel pressured to shape up.
The Pivot Multi-Arts Festival kicks off Thursday night in Uptown. The two-week series of performances is part of an effort from local organizers to revitalize the neighborhood’s art scene. A business owner and the event's director explain why the arts are key in renewing a community.
Protesters rallied outside the Biograph Theater Thursday to call on Governor Quinn to veto a concealed-carry law that passed through the Illinois Senate and House. Until a federal court called an earlier law unconstitutional, Illinois was the only state in the U.S. that banned the carrying of concealed weapons.
For many, remembering someone’s name after one meeting is about as easy as remembering an anniversary. But a new study finds that women hold the key to putting a name with a face.