Community

McKinley Park holds first farmers’ market

On a bright summer afternoon, McKinley Park residents had a chance to enjoy organic fruits and vegetables from local vendors during the first farmers’ market…

Rape survivors make quilts, tell stories as part of a national campaign

Dozens of red quilts blanketed Daley Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 19 as part of a national movement to shape a new societal response…

Young entrepreneurs raise shrimp in Back of the Yards

Shrimp tacos. Shrimp scampi. Cocktail shrimp. Coconut shrimp. Camarones a la diabla. Americans consume more than one billion pounds of shrimp per year,…

Arts and Entertainment

4th annual Villapalooza brings eclectic sounds to Little Village

For the past three years, a collective of artists, community organizers and musicians have carved out a space in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood for a…

Little Village exhibition reimagines the barrio

Half-man, half-wolf skate punks smoke cigarettes, while a rabbit-masked man chills sky high above a golden cumulus cloud, skeletons shimmy and beady-eyed…

Hip Hop: A living movement influencing youth today

From the hyper-charged, political manifestos of Gil Scott Heron, the jazz-soul-funk infused scratch language of DJ Premier, to the urban street chronicle…

Education

Demystifying the selective enrollment process

Middle school can be stressful for many young students who are starting to learn about the importance of responsibility, good…

Back to school: A look inside two neighborhood high schools

As students across the city head back to school we thought it was time to check in with…

Sports

National Little League champs receive warm welcome home

Elated fans from across the region came out in droves to celebrate the national champions who have inspired an entire…

Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

On Sunday July 27, two of Chicago’s greatest baseball players in the 20th Century – Frank Thomas and…