Ryan Field is getting a revamp after a narrow Evanston City Council vote. What the city’s new 60-day shelter limit means for asylum seekers. And a historic day for Northwestern University’s newest graduates.
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In History-Making Ceremony, Men in Prison Earn Degrees From Northwestern University: ‘We Want to Show What’s Possible’Nov 21, 2023 0 Comments
Last week, the Northwestern Prison Education Program graduated its first cohort of students. The graduates are the first in the country to earn bachelor’s degrees from a top 10 university while incarcerated.
Evanston residents are getting a new neighbor: an $800 million rebuilt Ryan Field. Evanston City Council on Monday voted yes on the field revamp and on a controversial zoning change to allow concerts.
While portions of the pipeline’s plan have yet to be finalized, it was generally proposed to run from two ethanol production facilities owned by Archer Daniels Midland in Iowa and terminate near Decatur, home to ADM’s North American headquarters.
About 3 in 10 U.S. adults (32%) who will celebrate Thanksgiving this year say turkey is their favorite dish in the holiday feast, according to a new poll. Stuffing or dressing (19%) and mashed potatoes (6%) come in second and third.
Calumet Fisheries, the iconic South Side seafood restaurant, caught fire Tuesday afternoon and suffered “extensive” damage.
Vibrant and Defiant: American People and Stories Populate the Artwork of Faith Ringgold at MCA ChicagoNov 21, 2023 0 Comments
The new exhibition “American People” is the first solo retrospective of artist Faith Ringgold in Chicago. This vivid and revealing show is not only rare — it’s must-see.
Under New Illinois Law, Those Convicted of a Felony or Crimes Like Bribery and Perjury Barred From Holding Elected State OfficeNov 21, 2023 0 Comments
The new statute forbids officials convicted of “a felony, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime” from holding local or state level elected positions.
The annual Chicago Thanksgiving Parade steps off for the 89th year on Thursday.
Safety officials investigate a CTA train crash that injured nearly 40 people. And celebrating 50 years on air with radio legend Terri Hemmert.
Terri Hemmert, Celebrating 50 Years at WXRT, on the Magic of Radio, The Beatles and Her Pioneering CareerNov 20, 2023 0 Comments
Terri Hemmert is the Queen of Chicago Rock and Roll radio and a proud member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year, she celebrates 50 years since she first walked into the doors at WXRT.
Tommy Orange, Author of Latest One Book, One Chicago Selection, on Contemporary Native American StoriesNov 20, 2023 0 Comments
Tommy Orange’s novel, “There There,” has been chosen as the latest selection for the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago program. The book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of Native American life, not as it existed centuries ago, but as it does now.
The jury heard the first direct testimony from someone who prosecutors allege Burke sought to extort by weaponizing his powerful position as chair of the City Council’s Finance Committee and the longest serving member of the City Council.
USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Map Puts Chicago in Warmer Company With Kentucky. What Does This Mean for Area Gardens and Natural Areas?Nov 20, 2023 0 Comments
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a new plant hardiness zone map, and significant swaths of the country — Chicago included — are now in warmer zones.
Reflecting on the impact political cartoonist and activist Danny Sotomayor had on the AIDS epidemic in Chicago during the 1980s and 1990s.
At Annual Mega-Party, Real Estate Agents on Edge Over Potential Erosion of Their Commissions After Antitrust VerdictNov 20, 2023 0 Comments
Only two weeks ago, an industry-shaking $1.8 billion verdict in an antitrust class-action case was handed down, finding the National Association of Realtors and two brokerage firms liable for conspiring to keep commissions artificially high.
Three debates for next year’s presidential general election are set to be held in college towns in Texas, Virginia and Utah between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9, with the lone vice presidential debate happening in between in Pennsylvania.