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VIDEO: Local sports businesses see bump in prep for St. Patrick’s Day

By Beth Werge

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up – and fast. In preparation for the festivities, local sports businesses are getting their best and greenest St. Patrick’s Day gear together.

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VIDEO: The Silver Room moving urban arts and culture preservation to Hyde Park

By Beth Werge

Retail trends show that mom and pop stores are steadily disappearing. But one local store owner isn’t giving up: Instead, he’s moving to experiment in a new location. Continue reading

VIDEO: Parents continue to protest PARCC, push for HB 306

By Beth Werge

Called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the tests are supposed to gauge student achievement and readiness for college and careers. But parents and administrators alike are concerned for their students’ well being.

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VIDEO: Flatts & Sharpe Co. keeps music real in Rogers Park

By Beth Werge

Despite the rise of software instruments, Flatts & Sharpe Music Co. is a locally-owned music shop that’s making sure real instruments aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Beyond the Box Score brings ‘The Female Voice in Sports Media’ to NU

By Beth Werge

If anyone is capable of leading a groundbreaking discussion about the challenges of being a woman in sports media, it’s Christine Brennan. Medill and Northwestern University Athletics held the fifth installment of their Beyond the Box Score series this week, bringing USA Today columnist Brennan (BSJ80, MSJ81), CNN’s Rachel Nichols (BSJ95), Fox Sports’ Pam Oliver and ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth (BSJ07) to campus Tuesday night. Continue reading