Women’s wrestling takes a strong stance

By Jasmine Cannon Until two decades ago, a fan could go to a wrestling match and all of the athletes shared a common trait: they were male. Now the ladies have leagues of their own. Twelve years ago, women’s wrestling became an Olympic sport. Today 28 colleges sponsor a varsity program and more than 11,000 […]

Even landscapers use content marketing

Keys to content marketing

By Steven Porter Freyja Conrad took a seat in the back of the room Tuesday evening inside a modern office space built into an old manufacturing building off West Irving Park Road. Clutching a stemless glass of red wine, Conrad, a landscape designer who works primarily in Chicago’s western suburbs, attended a special event designed […]

Recipe for modeling a dinosaur…

By Danielle Prieur Erin Fitzgerald and her dinosaur models (Courtesy of Fitzgerald/ University of Chicago) Erin Fitzgerald bends over a cast of a dinosaur as she creates a reptile-like texture for its skin, painting it alternately brown and black. She inserts its mountain lion eyes and glues brown and black feathers on its head. Fitzgerald isn’t […]

Macarons bake up donations for cancer research

by Stephanie Golden A Lincoln Park French bakery is turning a customer’s sweet tooth into donations for cancer research this month. Sugar Fixe Macaron is donating 15 percent of the proceeds for cancer research from their sale of their purple and green macarons. You may know the treats as macaroons. “We really wanted to be […]

Best Buy sees tough year ahead

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By Poroma Pant Best Buy Co. Inc. turned in better than expected fourth quarter results Thursday, but also warned investors that sales and earnings will be under heavy pressure in 2016. For the quarter ended Jan 30, the nation’s most prominent electronics retailer’s net income was $479 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, down from […]

Durable goods orders jumped 4.9 percent in January

By Harvard Zhang Orders for big-ticket goods surged in January, in a bit of good news for the troubled U.S. manufacturing sector. A key indicator of business investment also showed a positive sign. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new orders of durable goods – everything from aircrafts to TV sets – increased 4.9 percent […]

Protests plague Anita Alvarez’s campaign

By Aryn Braun and Meggie Morris At a community forum on gender-based violence in Chicago on Wednesday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was hounded on all fronts, on stage by competitor Donna More, and in the audience by protesters confronting her at all three of her campaign appearances this week. The event started smoothly […]

A day in the life of a Chicago Medical Examiner

By Iacopo Luzi Being a Medical Examiner is not an easy job. Every day work involves dealing with death. “Things that people shouldn’t see,” said Dr. Steven White, Assistant Medical Examiner and certified forensic pathologist at the Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner, in Chicago. Dr. White’s day at the office begins at 6:30 […]

Christ the King’s season comes to an end (video)

By Jasmine Cannon The buzzer sounded and Christ the King’s dreams of ending their season with a state championship vanished. [vimeo 156763959 w=474] Stalling in sectionals for the third straight season, the Gladiators pulled to within one with 49 seconds remaining in a see-saw game against DePaul College Prep, but did not score again in […]

Former Wheaton College professor talks about ‘same God’ controversy

By Bian Elkhatib T he controversy started when then Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins wore a hijab during advent two months ago and said Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Her actions made national headlines after Wheaton — an Evangelical Christian college — chose to suspend Hawkins. In early February, Hawkins and Wheaton parted […]