Chicagoans waste 55 million pounds of food each month

By Sarah Kramer Picture your fridge – the leftovers from last night’s dinner, the half-finished meal from the corner deli, the bag of avocados trucked in from California, the loaf of multigrain bread slowly getting stale. How much of the food in your fridge and the rest of your kitchen at this moment will you […]

Extension denied: Pet coke piles must be covered by June 2016

By Sarah Kramer The Chicago Department of Public Health denied a request on Monday to extend the deadline for covering the piles of petroleum coke stored at terminals along the Calumet River on Chicago’s Far South Side. Koch Industries subsidiary KCBX Terminals asked the city in December to allow an 18-month extension – with a new deadline of December […]

Humboldt Park residents stand up to HIV/AIDS

By Dawnn Anderson Residents of Humboldt Park recently assembled to learn more about the disproportionate effects of HIV/AIDS in Latinos and African-Americans. Human rights activist Ricardo Jimenez led the discussion about the services offered at VIDA/Sida, a non-profit that serves the Latino LGBTQ and HIV positive community.

Stanley Cup champs enjoy Wolves’ reunion, eye another championship

By Sara Romano Adam Burish had a mischievous grin on his face when he talked about the days following the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory in 2010. “I’ll always remember that night, and some of the following nights,” he said. “They all kind of blur together. The night we won … coming back to Chicago … […]

Chicago Celiac Catholics celebrate communion in the low-gluten way

By Ellen Kobe On a Saturday evening in January, Carol Shilson, a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park participated in a common experience among Roman Catholics: the Eucharist. As the sun went down and the church’s stained glass windows turned from vibrant colors to darkness, the Rev. Jeremy Dixon consecrated the […]

Chicago comic school artists react to Charlie Hebdo massacre

By Taylor Mullaney In 2013, the Europe-based International School of Comics opened a new campus in Chicago. Six weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Annalisa Vicari, Emma Rand and Christopher Kutz, teaching artists from the school, said they do not fully excuse the publication’s drawings. Vicari, 29, Rand, 23, and Kutz, 41, shared how they think […]

Allscripts still lags amid healthcare technology rise

By Jin Wu Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX), the Chicago-based healthcare information technology provider, is getting divided ratings from analysts. There are currently 28 analysts that Bloomberg tracks covering Allscripts. Of those 28, 11 have a buy rating, 16 have a hold rating, and one has a sell rating. Since the fourth quarter of […]

MATTER officially opens, boosting healthcare innovation

By Jin Wu CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of health care entrepreneurs that had begin working in MATTER’s incubator. The correct number is now included below. Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Dick Durbin and Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the official opening of MATTER, Chicago’s new entrepreneurship and innovation incubator in […]

ObamaCare sign-up runs smoothly after changes

UIC Enrollment

By Margaret Anderson After’s rocky start in 2013, healthcare workers and officials made Sunday’s enrollment deadline run more smoothly by extending the hours for free enrollment assistance at 26 locations across Chicago. There were 82 locations with extended hours across the state, up from no more than 10 locations last year, according to Brian […]

VIDEO: Automakers target new demographics at the Chicago Auto Show

By Joe Musso The Chicago Auto Show is the largest of its kind on the continent, where automakers from around the world descend upon McCormick Place to debut the newest models.  This year, a prevailing theme is “hi-tech,” with companies like General Motors enticing potential buyers with tech-driven in-car advancements. And some are designed to reach a new […]