By Jessica Gable A buzz of high-energy conversation enveloped participants in the Goodman Theatre’s Context event at Wicker Park’s Geek Bar Beta on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Specialty drinks of all colors and sizes were poured and French fries and the bar’s Awesome Sauce consumed with gusto. Faces of women, who mostly made up the crowd […]
By Thomas Yau On a cold Tuesday morning, 70-year-old Prexy Nesbitt goes from door to door to canvass votes for mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” Garcia. The veteran activist, born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, is a strong critic of incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
By Melissa Schenkman Terrorists have now set their sights on shopping malls as potential targets of attack. The latest threat coming from the terrorist group al-Shabaab but it’s the way they are communicating these threats that is also garnering attention. Terrorists are tapping into the same social media networks Americans use everyday.
By Lucy Ren On the second day of the semiannual monetary policy report to Congress, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen faced a wave of criticism that Republican lawmakers heaped on her close relationship with the White House. Representative William Huizenga (R-MI) asserted that Yellen was “dealing with the executive branch instead of the legislative branch.”
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.
By Bethel Habte With oil prices at historic lows, consumers could pad their pockets with money they’re saving at the pump. While many economists predicted stronger consumer spending in areas like retail with this gas windfall, drivers have other financial priorities in mind. The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that the average U.S. consumer will […]
By Bennet Hayes Chicago’s winter got a little gloomier Wednesday. Within the span of hours Tuesday night, news broke of injuries to both Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. The ailments – a torn meniscus in the right knee for Rose and a left clavicle fracture for Kane […]