Groupon reports diminishing net loss, shares down

By Yimian Wu Groupon Inc. announced its first quarter earnings with improving revenue, growing deals and users and a diminished net loss. Shares dropped 52 cents to $6.32. In the quarter ended March 31, the Chicago-based online deals marketplace narrowed its net loss to $14.3 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, from a year-earlier loss […]

VIDEO: Demonstrators push for the decriminalization of marijuana

By Isabella Szabolcs Chicago demonstrators gathered to protest what they call a discrepancy in Illinois marijuana laws at Saturday’s Global Cannabis March. Medical marijuana is now legal for dozens of conditions in Illinois. On May 4, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Board recommended the use of medical marijuana to treat 11 new medical ailments. Cook County […]

VIDEO: Kids and volunteers get veggie smart

By Sara Shouhayib Food banks are taking creative approaches to feeding their hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois, teaching nutrition in cooking classes for volunteers and kids at school.

VIDEO: Shop offers vintage moped rentals in Wicker Park

By Brian MacIver When Armando Lucenda was a 12-year-old boy growing up in Pilsen 17 years ago, he said he had a choice to make. “Back in the day, it wasn’t a safe neighborhood,” Lucenda said. “So I had two options. It was either hanging out with old motorcycles and fixing them, or hanging out […]

Chicago leads the way as a global city

By Ezra Kaplan On a recent Friday, in the main ballroom of the Standard Club in downtown Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a half-day International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium. Speakers from the public and private sectors addressed a crowd of 365 of which nearly half were young people and over three-quarters […]