VIDEO: Lagging Wrigley Renovations Affecting Neighborhood Activity
By Joe Musso Bats and balls have been exchanged for jackhammers and hard hats this off season at 1060 W. Addison. The sprawling Wrigley Field renovations aim to bring the landmark stadium into the 21st century, but some neighbors are experiencing the cost of business first hand.
VIDEO: Chicago embraces indoor cycling, new studio coming this spring
By Mariel Turner A new Gold Coast SoulCycle studio opening this spring is just one example of the growing popularity of indoor cycling. Chicago residents have fallen for the exercise with attendance increasing at many studios in the city. Indoor cycling has provided some cycling enthusiasts with not only physical endurance, but mental tranquility as […]
VIDEO: Local transgender women of color fight brutality, discrimination
By Mariel Turner As national homicide rates continue to rise, young transgendered women of color are fighting back. Women who identify as transgendered, especially minority women, are disproportionately targeted for hate crimes and assault. In Chicago, many of these women find refuge amongst each other, and face stunning obstacles in their pursuit for a safe […]
VIDEO: SitStayRead improves its “reading-to-dogs” literacy program
By Courtney Dillard Man’s best friend can also make a pretty good reading teacher. At least according to SitStayRead, a literacy program in Chicago Public Schools. It uses dogs to help kids improve their reading skills by having young people read books aloud to patient canine listeners. Jamese Linton, a second grader at Milton Burson […]
VIDEO: Candidate for 20th Ward Alderman says he was shot at
By Daniel Brown A candidate for 20th Ward alderman who is in a runoff against the incumbent, Willie Cochran, says someone fired a gun at him a few days before the election. He describes what happened, who he thinks did it and why.