VIDEO: Chicago campaign cash – a tale of David and Goliath

Rahm Emanuel shakes hands at the Clark and Lake CTA stop, Wednesday, February 25, 2015

By Ezra Kaplan The polls are closed and the results are in. For the first time in Chicago’s history, there will be a mayoral runoff. In the run up to the election, Rahm Emanuel raised almost $15 million while Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spent only $1.4 million.

Health survey yields shocking results about HIV workforce

By Dawnn Anderson A recent health survey revealed a significant number of the HIV workforce is ill-informed about the virus. Of the 135 AIDS workers in Chicago who participated in the HIV Workforce Study, they scored 63 percent, equivalent to a “D” average. More than 3,600 people participated in the study nationwide and scored 61 […]

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’

By Antoinette Isama Spike Lee takes a stab at horror film with his first Kickstarter funded film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which opened this week. A remake of Bill Gunn’s 1973 independent film “Ganja and Hess,” Lee offers an uncanny analysis of religion, art and sexuality through a story of vampirism and uncontrollable addiction […]

Controversy over Lucas Museum continues

LMNA rendering

by Constantina Kokenes Plans to build the large Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago’s lakefront near McCormick Place have been controversial since filmmaker George Lucas decided to place his museum in Chicago last June. Though lawsuits have been filed, the museum was not a major issue in this month’s aldermanic campaigns. Candidates for alderman […]