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Community

Southwest Side might get new charter schools

This summer, community leaders, parents and educators across Chicago will be reviewing proposals for new charter schools in their neighborhoods. Back of…

Farewell letter from our editor Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

The other day while going through some papers and cleaning my office, I found old photos I took during my first year…

Arts and Entertainment

Five Events: Arts and Entertainment

April 17: The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community Opening Reception The NMMA is hosting an opening reception for its new…

Local Events: Arts and Entertainment

April 7 – May 10: Between, You, Me and the Lampshade Raul Castillo’s new play tells the story of a South Texas woman, Jesse who…

News

Riot Fest moves to Douglas Park, residents call for public meeting

Residents of Little Village and North Lawndale are calling on the Chicago Park District to hold a public…

Fiesta Back of the Yards celebrates 25 years

The aroma of chargrilled meats and the sounds of traditional Mexican music filled the air as thousands of…

Illinois State Board of Education says PARCC test will be shorter, easier to administer next school year

The new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam will return next year with…

Federal grant brings 21st-century learning to neighborhood schools

Two neighborhood schools—Morrill Elementary in Gage Park and Tilden High School in Canaryville—are reaping rewards from a $3…

Longtime Ballet Folklorico dancers receive full rides to college

Two longtime participants in the BYNC’s Ballet Folklorico will be headed off to college on full scholarships this…

For immigrants, status and stigma affect mental health, few resources exist

Translated by Monica Reynoso It’s been almost 40 years since he first set foot on American soil. A…

Events

She Soars!

July 3: Come enjoy a night full of art by Chicago women artists, including poetry reading, live music…

Blue Man Group and CYSO

July 1: The Blue Man Group and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) will perform together. The performance…

Chicago Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

June 28: Don’t miss the First Annual Chicago Mariachi and Folklorico Festival! The fest will feature world renowned…

Chicago Food Truck Festival

June 27 & 28: Take advantage of the free general admission to the Chicago Food Truck Festival and…

IronHeart Chicago

June 10-17 Check out more than 60 free performances by traditional musicians at CTA stations on all eight…

Sacred Heart Art Show

June 12 If you love sangria you won’t want to miss this free sangria tasting and art show…