Chicago photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz is looking to produce a book after spending years documenting the effects of youth violence on the city.
Emily Graslie regularly tackles all sorts of neat science topics in and around the museum, but last week, her discussion took a more personal turn.
The Obamas’ second First Dog did what dogs do when the over-zealous pup jumped up on a 2-year-old at the White House.
Subway’s twisted tie-in with the Hunger Games underscores how we ignore the very real hunger problem in America.
Of the 60 car crashes every day in Chicago, 13 involve a bicyclist or pedestrian. Or, to put it another way, 47 don’t. That’s a point Ron Burke, executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, wants people to keep in mind as they reflect on the growing competition between cars and bikes for transportation right
So, it seems Chicago, some of its neighborhoods, anyway, is a risky proposition for world travelers. At least that’s what France is telling its citizens. The Washington Post stumbled upon a French government warning that details the travails French tourists should be aware of in 16 U.S. cities. Among the list: Chicago. Specifically the South
On Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart went after Chicago deep dish pizza. You can watch the show here. Check out Ill. U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley’s tart response on his Facebook page: Nicely done Mr. Quigley.
If Finland can do it, why can’t we? I went to a fascinating lecture on Saturday by Finnish educator and researcher Pasi Sahlberg, who explained how Finland has dramatically improved all its schools. Sahlberg spoke at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Over the last 40 years Finnish achievement jumped dramatically, from well below international averages to
One of the unspoken messages of J Street’s Chicago luncheon Friday was that the 5-year-old liberal Israel advocacy group occupies a more-visible place in the political spectrum than it did just a few years ago. “J Street is in a far different place than … three or four years ago,” J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami
The Illinois House adjourned Thursday without voting on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial priority gun legislation — stiffer mandatory minimum sentences for some gun crimes. The legislation was amended Wednesday to remove mandatory minimums for first time offenders. But that didn’t leave enough time for the Illinois Department of Corrections to estimate the fiscal impact of