By: Brenda Torres Block Club Chicago, was originally DNAinfo and was shut down last year, and reopened under a new entity. Block Club Chicago, a local digital newspaper, focusing on Chicago neighborhoods, has launched in April, and people are...
By: Robert Dotson In this Amazon Prime event, many of the products that Amazon has access to will have their prices reduced by some percentage of their original price. This is an event that takes place all over the world...
By Alexandra Gill 63 years later, Deborah Watts believes that the Justice Department's decision to resume the investigation into Emmett Till's lynching will bring long-awaited justice to her family. In 1995, Deborah Watts was a toddler, and her cousin Emmett...
By: Jerad Karasek Timothy O’ Toole’s Pub Group has recently joined the Plastic Free July challenge in an effort to reduce the waste produced by single-use plastic. They currently have locations in Chicago, Gurnee, Libertyville, and Lake Villa. Plastic Free July...
By Sabi Reza There has been a new increase in Chicago’s minimum wage that came into effect this past 1st of July and it currently sits at $12 per hour. According to the City of Chicago’s official site, an ordinance...
By: Jerad Karasek Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public School officials announced plans on July 6 for a new $70 million high school on the Near West Side. This school is a part of the nearly $1 billion budget the...
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...

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