Legend of Zelda catches new concert audiences

By Ashley Altus Die-hard The Legend of Zelda fans pre-gamed in the lobby of Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre awaiting the music from the video game to be played and sung by a full orchestra and choir. The Triforce, the iconic symbol from the game composed of three equilateral triangles, adorned their limited-edition black and gold Nintendo […]

For sale: Thompson Center, slightly used

By Steve Musal The James R. Thompson Center will be for sale at public auction within the next year, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The building, which currently houses roughly 2,200 state employees and several retail outlets, requires about $100 million in repairs, according to Rauner. “From a pure financial point of view, this […]

Baby Zachary mesmerizes Brookfield Zoo visitors

By Colette House New mom Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, cuddles, nurses and holds her newborn baby boy Zachary. Her every move reminds mesmerized Brookfield Zoo patrons of one of the most fundamental and natural of bonds – the love between a mother and her infant. “When people see Zachary, it’s kind of amazing how […]

Colleges rev up academic success with free fitness classes


By Ariana LaBarrie Students are toting sneakers and water to class instead of laptops and notebooks with the free fitness classes offered at many colleges. Several campuses, including Chicago area colleges like Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern University and DePaul University, are offering the work out classes to students ranging from aquatic workouts to Zumba. Students […]

Quick Hits: Cubs-Cardinals Game 4


By Jordan Ray Follow along throughout the day for quick hits and tidbits form around Chicago related to today’s Game 4 National League Division Series game between the Cubs and the Cardinals.  THE LOCAL TAVERN MOOD AFTER THE NLDS CLINCH At a Cardinals fan watering hole: “Welp. Sad Cardbar. Friendly, though.” At a White Sox […]

Homeless youth activists rally against budget impasse

Homeless Budget Rally

By Kayla Daugherty Video by Ryan Connelly Holmes James Ivory describes himself as many things: a college student, a musician, an activist and a father. But because of the social services he received through a homeless shelter, he no longer needs to include “homeless” in that list. Ivory is one of the thousands of Illinois […]