Blackhawks Star Faces Backlash After Use of Homophobic Slur

By EmmaKate Austin The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Andrew Shaw as they face the St. Louis Blues in a decisive game five of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Shaw was suspended one game by the league for using a homophobic slur after drawing a penalty late in game four. He was also fined $5,000 for […]

Divvy Bikes: a safe way to get around Chicago


By Caroline Kenny Getting around Chicago can be tough these days. With its steady stream of traffic on the highways and residual delays on the CTA, many have turned to an alternate way of navigating the city: Divvy bikes. According to a report released by the Chicago Tribune, Divvy bikes have only been the cause […]

Milwaukee Admirals vs. Grand Rapids Griffins Series Preview

By Nicole Sedivy Milwaukee, it’s time for playoff hockey. The first round of 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs begin this week. The Admirals will battle the Grand Rapids Griffins in a best of five series starting Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. [vimeo 163639793 w=474] Photo on top: Admirals center Max Reinhart is all […]

Happy Anniversary: Chicago Non-Profit celebrates 110 years of service

By Iacopo Luzi The Chicago Lighthouse has been serving the city’s blind and visually impaired for 110 years, making it one of Chicago’s oldest non-profit agencies. Located on the West Side, The Lighthouse serves more than 70,000 clients around the U.S. giving blind people jobs and hope. Around 700 people are employed at the Lighthouse. […]

Chicago’s best neighborhood to ‘live well’

By Nicole Sedivy Real estate website, Trulia, named Rogers Park the best Chicago neighborhood to ‘live well’. The neighborhood met three criteria to earn the top spot in Chicago: the amount of quiet streets, places to play and the number of care facilities in the area. Residents say Rogers Park is kid friendly and welcoming […]

New Ride-Sharing Company Set to Go Green In Chicago

By Chris Hayre Chicago will soon have another option for the environmentally conscious to get around the city. G-Ride is a new ride-sharing company set to launch this summer. The company will employ a fleet of electric and hybrid cars and has additional plans to create an immersive green experience for its customers. For every […]

The makings of an expanded NFL Draft Town are under way at Grant Park

By Adam Rossow The NFL Draft is coming to Chicago for the second straight year. Along with the seven rounds of selections, Draft Town in Grant Park is back with a bigger footprint, new layout, and more amenities, to better accommodate football fans attending the three-day event. The behind-the-scenes preparation — even more extensive than […]