Community

Solidarity in the Stockyards

Breast Cancer Awareness month honored in SSA #13. Within the next week, pink ribbon banners will be installed around SSA #13 (Stockyards…

Local resident receives major accounting scholarship for 2014-15

Guadalupe Cotto, a Master of Science in Accounting student in Roosevelt University’s Heller College of Business, has been awarded a national merit-based…

Back of the Yards residents raise chickens, participate in area coop tour

Did you know that U.S. cities like Los Angeles, New York, and even Chicago allow residents to raise chickens and other livestock…

Arts and Entertainment

Court Theatre presents new adaptation of “Native Son”

  In a stage adaptation of the classic Richard Wright novel “Native Son” the Court Theatre production by Nambi E. Kelley follows…

Annual film fest explores wide range of social issues, highlights local housing activist

  In the critically dubbed golden age of documentary, filmmakers continue to challenge the boundaries of what defines the genre by enriching…

New art center opening on 51st Street

A new art center showcasing the work of at-risk and incarcerated youth is opening its doors to residents in New City on Friday, Sept.…

Education

Mayor Emanuel and Chancellor Hyman announce Chicago Star Scholarship for Chicago Public High School students

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced the Chicago Star Scholarship today…

Q & A with local school counselors: What you should know about the high school application process

In our last issue, we started a conversation about the high school application process and what students in…

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…