By: Erika Smith Marijuana or “Mary Jane” some may call it has made its way further into the medical field and into our everyday lives. Illinois lawmakers are finally working toward approving medical marijuana as a replacement for painkillers....
By: Brenda Torres Lyft and Uber are helping Chicago reach its goal of becoming the best city for cycling.  Lyft, the on-demand transportation service, has bought Motivate, one of the largest bike-share companies that operates Divvy in Chicago. “Lyft and...
By: Jerad Karasek New plans for the Green Line station at Damen Avenue and Lake Street near the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks were revealed Monday. The announcement was made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the CTA,...
By: Robert Dotson Ever wonder how other countries celebrate how they received their independence? The French celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th. It is the name that English-speaking countries use to call the national day of France. Formally called la...
By Aaron C. Ramirez Every year during the Fourth of July, Americans across the country gather together to watch firework displays to ring in the birth of our nation.  These shows are usually looked over by professionals and local fire...
By: Jacqueline Brennan By 2020, coffee giant Starbucks has promised to eliminate plastic straws in all of their stores. In doing so, this will help the company be rid of more than 1 billion plastic straws from the environment. Growing knowledge...
By: Sabi Reza With this summer’s record-breaking temperatures, pet owners are taking precautions in order to keep their pets cool this summer. Dog owner Sara Muro is one of many Chicagoans concerned with the escalating temperatures. “My dog Milo loves to...
By: Brenda Torres The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago has always had supper programs  in some of their facilities and churches of the archdiocese and now have added something different to their services to the homeless. Catholic Charities...
By: Jerad Karasek Last Saturday, a movement to protest the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy and to pressure them into reuniting families separated at the border took place in cities across the nation. The current policy allows for authorities to...
By Sabi Reza When it comes to gyms, Chicago has everything for everyone. Gyms are becoming accessible and more affordable for those who were once unsure about signing up. Just recently a new Planet Fitness location opened at the Back of...

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