Art exhibit honors a new generation of female casualties of war

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By Kaylah Jackson R.G. “Buz” Leland, who memorialized America’s female casualties of war as part of the Women of Courage Exhibit on Friday, said that everyone has a story to share. “I hope that people would see this and think about that title and not only think of warriors, but there are women–people. We all […]

‘Empire’ Cast spotlights Gun Violence In Celebrity Basketball Game

Empire Cast At Basketball Game

By Kaylah Jackson Ta’Rhonda Jones, who appears as Porsha Taylor in the television series “Empire,” is not only an actress but a Chicago native and a Simeon alumna. She has made it a personal goal to lower the gun violence rates in her home city by hosting events such as the “Game On to Prevent […]

Photo Gallery: Cars and Kids: 109th Chicago Auto Show Caters To The Whole Family

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Kaylah Jackson Thousands of people streamed into McCormick Place, Friday morning, to view the variety of new vehicles for the upcoming year as well as participating in trial drives, interactive games and enjoy food vendors. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association or CATA, that sponsored the weeklong event, is the nation’s largest and oldest dealer organization. […]

Windy City Bulls Honor military members In Appreciation Game

Windy City Bulls play the Fort Wayne Ants in Friday night's game

By Kaylah Jackson Friday night wasn’t just any regular game for the Windy City Bulls. The game  added a patriotic twist by celebrating the  men and women of the Armed Forces with special  halftime events, which included the swearing-in ceremony of new Army soldiers and a performance by The Jesse White Tumblers. [vimeo 202120526 w=640 […]