Lincoln Park non-profit hopes to rebuild lives through restoring furniture

By Dena Khalafallah Medill Reports Every time a homeowner renovates their home — every time a company deconstructs a building — it leaves a massive footprint on the environment. And it doesn’t need to be that way, because most of the material can be brought back to life, according to the Rebuilding Exchange Warehouse.  The […]

For Native American youth, the hoop dance is more than a competition

By Dena Khalafallah Medill Reports The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is held annually at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Judges determine the top winners in five age divisions by evaluating dancers’ precision, timing, rhythm, showmanship, speed and creativity. In Native American hoop dancing, the hoops represent different stages and forms of existence and […]

The Polish Community Celebrates Paczki Day With Illinois Gov.

By Dena Khalafallah Medill Reports Chicago’s Polish community celebrated Paczki Day on February 8 with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Polish American Association’s (PAA) Southside office. PAA board members and guests indulged in Paczki donuts for Fat Thursday, which is known as Paczki Day by the Polish community. Chicagoans can support the Polish immigrant […]

Local haunts for Pats and Eagles fans prepare for Sunday’s big matchup

By Dena Khalafallah Medill Reports The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will face off Sunday in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. It’s a big day for football fans, but perhaps an even bigger one for local fans of the Patriots and Eagles and the bars that regularly host them. PHOTO AT TOP: Kinzie […]