Community

Families in need find a home in Su Casa

For staff and volunteers at Su Casa Catholic Worker in New City, nearly every day is like Thanksgiving. On Mondays through Thursdays,…

Hamline Elementary receives arts grant to champion creativity

Back of the Yards’ Hamline Elementary is one of 20 elementary and middle schools across the nation selected by Crayola and the…

Writing and performance workshop questions the meaning of power

On Oct. 18, Little Village community art group 96 Acres hosted an afternoon writing and performance workshop called “What does power look…

Arts and Entertainment

Ballet Folklorico celebrates two decades of culture

On Sunday, Nov. 23 the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council’s Ballet Folklórico will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grand performance…

Young rapper avoids the streets, seeks success

*Scroll down for Spanish *Para Español baje When I initially tried to add Hector Danniel as a friend on Facebook, I was…

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…

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…