Archive for the ‘In Chicago…’ Category

Rogers Park Food and Environment Initiative

Posted on: June 30th, 2014

A Rogers Park based initiative, looking at environmental and food based issues, providing opportunities to grow and teach children to [...]

New website reveals whether there’s sewage in the Chicago River

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

Companies sometimes dump raw sewage into the Chicago River to avoid it flooding the city, which has significant effects locally and beyond.

Bike2Campus Points to Broader Possibilities for Campuses to Embrace Cycling

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

The inaugural Bike2Campus Week seeks to spur students’ budding interest in bicycling to reach Chicago’s many university and college campuses.

Mayor Emanuel Calls for Air Conditioning in All CPS Schools Within 5 Years

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

44.3% of CPS buildings have partial air conditioning or none at all.

“Transit Future” campaign calls for dedicated investment in transportation

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

Campaign calls for dedicated funding source to maintain and expand the transit system in Chicago and the rest of Cook County.

Activists Stage 2-Day Demonstration To Protest Deportations

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

Protesters in Chicago and across the country urge President Obama to put an immediate halt to deportations and make good on his promises of immigration reform.

Income Inequality: A look at how all cities are not created unequal and some are more unequal than others

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Ensuring that large segments of the population are not being left behind economically is necessary for a city like Chicago to truly thrive.

Openly Anti-LGBT Politician Wins Republican Primary for Loyola’s Congressional District

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Susanne Atanus believes that LGBT rights are to blame for tornadoes, autism and dementia, as well as this past winter.

Illinois “LEEDs” the Nation in Eco-Friendly Buildings

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

New data indicates that Illinois has more LEED-certified green building space per capita than any other state.

Questioning Academic Freedom at Columbia

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

A Palestinian professor says his courses are being cut because of the language he uses to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict.