VIDEO: Historic West Side conservatory re-opens

By Rachael Ponn It was early evening on June 30, 2011, when ominous dark clouds rolled into the skies, bringing with them severe thunderstorms that caught everyone by surprise. Lightening struck skyscrapers like The Willis Tower but the real casualty was The Garfield Park Conservatory. Golf-ball sized hail destroyed over 50 percent of the glass pane […]

VIDEO: Chicago protest in solidarity with Baltimore

By Rachael Ponn In response to events in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, protesters flooded Chicago’s South Side streets on Tuesday to condemn police violence and remember the hundreds who have died from it. As the sun began to set, homemade signs with phrases like “Black Lives Matter” […]