Community

Coming together to take back Cornell Square Park

As the weather turns spring-like, neighbors of all ages are beginning to spend time outside again. It’s a great time to reconnect…

Esta Semana Santa, líderes católicos en Pilsen hablan de la reforma migratoria

La Pascua, la fiesta más importante del calendario católico, se celebra este año el 20 de abril — un año y nueve…

ChildServ urges Illinois adults to become aware of how to report child abuse

As April marks the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, ChildServ urges all people to make themselves aware of how to…

Arts and Entertainment

Live music to kick off the spring season

Música en vivo da inicio a temporada de primavera Finally, spring is in bloom, and the perfect cures for those still harboring…

New film festival addresses mass incarceration in the US

Nuevo festival de cine trata la encarcelación masiva en EE.UU. April 24th – May 3rd, 2014 24 de abril-3 de mayo del…

New documentary series puts a human face on the immigration debate

*Baja para leer este artículo en español. “Borderland,” a new Al Jazeera America documentary series where six Americans retrace the paths of…

Education

School-based program equips Back of the Yards parents with new skills

More than 20 parents from Chavez Multicultural Academy graduated from an eight-week parenting program on Thursday, April 3.…

Area residents oppose AUSL turnaround of elementary school

About 60 parents and students from Dvorak Elementary, carrying colorful handmade signs opposing a proposal to “turnaround” their…

Sports

Baseball season kicks off

The return of spring can only mean one thing for those eager sports fans; the beginning of a…

Bears sign contract with Jared Allen

At the end of the 2013-2014 season, the Bears missed the playoffs. The biggest reason for that failure…