Signs in Chicago’s pedway fail to point the way

By Manasi Kaushik Often reported on, hardly acted upon. That is the status of Chicago’s pedway system. Though the pedway is essential to Chicago as it provides shelter to daily commuters from harsh weather, it’s easy to lose one’s way in this vast underground maze. The Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic, Blair Kamin, blames the pedway’s […]

Chicagoans preserve their Cambodian heritage

By Peter Jones Khemarey Khoeun will become the first Cambodian-American woman to hold office in the U.S. after being elected to the Skokie Park District Board last Tuesday. Cambodians first began arriving in Chicago as refugees escaping the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Years later, the Cambodian community in Chicago continues to maintain […]

Little Village shop owners blame Trump administration for drop in sales

By Jiayan Jenny Shi Rosy’s bakery, one of the most famous bakeries in Little Village, is among many small businesses in the neighborhood saying they face decreasing sales because of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. ICE agents are patrolling 26th street in this Mexican immigrant majority neighborhood, some residents say they are afraid of going […]

Last-minute tips for filing your tax return

The tax filing deadline falls on April 18 this year. (Shen Lu/MEDILL)

By Shen Lu Tick, tock. There is less than one week to go before the deadline to file your 2016 federal income tax return. If you haven’t yet done it, don’t panic. Experts say there is still time to get organized and file on time. This year, taxpayers get a few extra days, until April […]

Gasoline prices expected to keep rising this summer

By Beixi(Bessie) Xu ​ According to a recent AAA survey, the national average gas price will go up 40 cents per gallon this summer, peaking near $2.70. In Chicago, analysts expect prices to rise even more, surpassing $3 per gallon. Drivers in downtown Chicago are noticing the rising price of gasoline, but aren’t overly concerned […]

Rogers Park business owners oppose proposed mini Target

Vacant lot on Sheridan Road

By Jane Bodmer A proposed seven-story apartment complex has many Rogers Park residents and business owners upset. The complex, which would be built on land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority on the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road, would include a parking garage, market-rate and affordable housing units, and a controversial mini Target department […]

‘Fiesta’ brings health services to Chicago’s Latina community

By Alissa Anderegg After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Venus Ginés decided there needed to be more health awareness and education for other Latinas. Together with the Mexican consulate, she founded Día de la Mujer Latina to provide free services, seminars and screenings to women around the country. Now in its 20th year, […]

Wrigleyville’s surge parking begins with Cubs home opener

By Wenjing Yang The Chicago Cubs opened their season at home on Monday and the city of Chicago launched its surge parking experiment in Wrigleyville. Parking meter rates will double from $2 to $4 per hour starting two hours before games and events and ending at midnight. The city’s experiment with surge parking affects 1,100 […]