Fear and unease are bad for business in Little Village

Manager Priscilla Torres of La Moda Fashion

By Nora Younkin Shop owners  in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood say the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration is a burden to their businesses. New directives coming from the White House and Department of Homeland Security give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers greater latitude to detain and deport those living in the United States without official documentation. Neighborhoods […]

South Side teen ambassador marches in Washington

Women's March Youth Ambassador

By Nora Younkin South Side teen Cora Haworth, 13, attended the Women’s March on Washington Saturday as a Youth Ambassador. The Youth Initiative aims to to provide “a platform of civic engagement where our youth can make their voices heard.” Cora and her family were among the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets […]

Englewood Responds to Presidential Tweet

Englewood resident Andre Cosey reacts to President Trump's tweet.

By Nora Younkin Following a FOX News/Bill O’Reilly segment on crime in Chicago, President Donald Trump sent a tweet on Tuesday night referring to violence in Chicago as “carnage” and threatening to send in “the Feds.” In Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood and in city hall, citizens and civil servants reacted. If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible […]

President Obama Returns Home to Say Goodbye

President Obama gives farewell address.

By Nora Younkin President Obama addressed the nation in a farewell speech Tuesday night from his adopted hometown of Chicago. About 18,000 well-wishers came out for the event at McCormick Place. The outgoing president spoke about his legacy, his challenges and his hopes for the future of the nation. Photo at top: President Obama bids […]

Cubs Fans Make Their Mark on Wrigley Field

Cubs fan Peggy Gibbons

By Nora Younkin It’s November in Chicago and fans gather tonight to watch the Cubs play in the final game of the World Series. The city is blanketed in white “W” flags, and bright blue caps dotted commuter’s heads during the morning rush hour on the Red Line. Small children and dogs alike have been […]

Acro-Cats Purrform Fantastic Feline Feats

Samantha Martine's Acro-Cats performance at the Vittum Theater in Chicago

By Nora Younkin It’s not every day that the cat circus comes to town. Samantha Martin and her cadre of cats hit the Vittum Theater stage in West Town last week for a night filled with tricks and (cat) treats. Tuna and the Rock Cats filled the theater with original mew-sic that was pawsitively unfurgettable. […]