Annette Britton wants to save East Garfield Park from violence and drugs. Through motivating her neighbors to write letters to starting community markets and outdoor concerts, Britton plans positive programming for the place where she grew up.
Religious faith leaders and community members gathered Thursday at Broadway United Methodist Church to launch CLASP, an organization aimed at helping members of LGBTQ community seeking asylum.
With Chicago buried under more than 70 inches of snow this winter, incidents of graffiti have been fewer and farther between. But so have Chicago Streets and Sanitation graffiti cleanup efforts. Residents want this to change to keep their communities desirable and ward off street gang activity.
Deportations of undocumented immigrants have hit record high numbers under the Obama Administration, totaling more than 400,000 people nationwide in fiscal 2012, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Chicagoans have mixed opinions over whether undocumented immigrants should be deported, and later this month aldermen will consider a resolution urging the federal government to stop the separation of families through deportation.
The crisis in Crimea hits home for 50,000 Ukrainian nationals living in the city.
On Tuesday the Illinois State Rifle Association organized Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day. After gathering at the convention center in Springfield, they marched to the capitol to talk with representatives.
Community development leader says pitch for facility dedicated to Obama’s legacy fits into a larger community economic development strategy, which includes preserving historic Bronzeville and telling its “authentic story.”
Embattled NU professor Peter Ludlow is also known as Urizenus Sklar, Ludlow’s virtual alter ego — before he was banished from the game, drawing international attention. In these worlds, he exposed cyberbrothels. So intertwined are Ludlow’s real and virtual selves, he used "Second Life" avatars in classroom lessons, students say. ©
Aldermen voted unanimously to expand education about suicide prevention resources for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder such as nightmares and flashbacks.
Author Amy Chua doubled down on the theories of her controversial new book “The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,” co-written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld.
Method, an environmentally focused company, unveiled it's designs for the first LEED-certified manufacturing facility of its kind in the U.S. Construction for the new plant is underway in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.
Survey results released Thursday shows that an equal percentage of respondents believe deportations are good and bad, according to a Pew Research Center study on public opinion of deportations. A majority of the respondents did agree that a path to legalization is key for immigration reform.
Even though building managers put out falling ice warning signs in front of their buildings, people do not appear to think twice about the potential safety hazard.
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Chicago’s newest co-working space houses clean technology companies, the first for the co-working world.
Religious and communities leaders and activists gathered at the Notre Dame campus this week to discuss the past, present and future role of the Catholic Church in immigration issues. Members of the Catholic Dreamers of Chicago attended the conference to get information to bring back to their communities.
Melissa Callahan demanded cab drivers to be recognized as city employees and included in the minimum wage hike during a press conference at City Hall. She spoke of the long hours and low wages.
Large numbers of Cook County residents with higher incomes and at least a bachelor's degree are moving outward to surrounding counties and to other states, Census Bureau says.
Experts say phenomena of group selfies could result in more lice cases among teenagers.
People are learning their out-of-pocket fees for prescriptions covered by their new health insurance plans are higher than in the pre-ACA world.
The federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Northwestern University involving a tenured professor highlights sticking points in mandates colleges and universities must follow when handling these cases, some legal analysts say.
The president of Go Green Wilmette and founder of the Consortium of North Shore Environmental Groups, Beth Drucker, says the Nature of Conservancy’s 2013 study has changed how her organization talks about conservation issues with the public.
Thousands of dogs descended upon McCormick Place this weekend for the International Kennel Club’s annual benched dog show. While dogs competed for best in class and best in show, others tested their athleticism with the Chicago debut of a new dog sport, Barn Hunt. In the event dogs make their way through a maze of hay bails, racing to find rats hidden throughout the course.
Although robberies on Chicago’s “L” trains are not uncommon, a recent series of robberies sparked a discussion about whether people are afraid of being robbed using public transportation, or if they are afraid of something else.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a wake-up call to President Obama about the state of the American Dream. His charge: Stop "big government" and reform public education — or else: “What’s at risk is greater than $17 trillion dollars of debt,” Jindal told a largely Republican crowd at the Union League Club Tuesday night.
Phil Sipka knows first-hand the struggles that come with starting a business in a neighborhood categorized as “blighted.” It took Sipka and the other founders of Kusanya Café nearly five years to get the coffee shop up and running.
Logan Square community asks CPS to hold off on contracts to convert local middle school into a military academy.