Community

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,…

Mural pays homage to victims of violence

Back of the Yards residents and others from across the city gathered on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 9 for the re-dedication of a…

Arts and Entertainment

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…

Chicago Youth Fight For Hip Hop!

We Are Hip Hop Festival Hosted by ElevArte Community Studio Youth Chicago Park District’s Night In the Parks partner ElevArte Community Studio…

Education

St. Joseph announces 2014 HOPE Scholarship recipients

The St. Joseph Parish community was proud to award the second annual HOPE Scholarship on Sunday, July 20.…

Academic excellence program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club

For the past 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Archer Road has been honoring outstanding eighth grade graduates…

Sports

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…

Bears start training camp

The Chicago Bears started their quest for the 2015 Super Bowl by opening training camp at Olivet Nazarene…