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Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

The Global Search for Education: Teacher I Need You

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Special Ed teacher Matthew Cunningham awarded the inaugural GEMS Education Chicago Teacher Award "But what does it all mean to YOU?" My teacher...

Disaster Capitalism Takes On Chicago

Evan F. Moore | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

The moves the mayor is making can get people thinking about a term called disaster capitalism. Disaster capitalism occurs when profits are generated based on the occurrence of a disaster.

CNN Announces New Reality Show Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men

Spencer Green | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following the success of Chicagoland, CNN has announced it will produce a new reality series titled Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men. "We haven'...

Joseph Erbentraut

How America's 'Toughest' Principal Fights For Her Students | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- When CNN's new eight-episode docuseries "Chicagoland" premiered earlier this month, one thing was clear almost immediately: its brightest-s...

CNN's 'Chicagoland' Is Full Of Stars, But None Of Them Are Named Rahm

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media

CNN's Thursday night premiere of its eight-episode, Robert Redford-produced "Chicagoland" documentary series was preceded by plenty of pomp. The show'...

Reflections on the 2014 GCN Conference

Ty McCarthy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Men and women from many different faith backgrounds met to discuss and learn where sexual orientation and gender identity fall into the Kingdom of God. This was the 2014 Gay Christian Network Conference. The warmth of the people inside evaporated the brutal Chicago weather outside.

CNN To Air Unscripted Series By Robert Redford

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford. The eight-part ...

Cutting Class: How Budget Cuts Are Really Affecting Students In Chicago Schools

Iemaan is a junior at Whitney Young Magnet School and a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schoo...

Heroic 911 Dispatcher Walks Father Through CPR, Helps Him Revive Infant Daughter

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

A 911 dispatcher in near northwest suburban Elmwood Park kept his cool and helped save a life when he walked a father through CPR, which revived the m...

Suburb Legalizes Swearing By Repealing Rarely Enforced Ordinance

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Northwest suburban Park Ridge residents will now be able to swear, legally, thanks to a local law being stripped from the books. The Park Ridge Cit...

Lawsuit: Student Lost Vision In Chemistry Demo Gone Awry

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

The mother of a 16-year-old southwest suburban high school student who lost his left eye during a chemistry demonstration has filed a lawsuit against ...

Woman Dies After Injecting Her Face With Hot Beef Fat

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: An autopsy performed Friday reported that Hardt died of peritonitis, a severe abdominal inflammation initiated by a bacterial infection in her...

Suburban Paper Begins Charging Online Readers Monthly Fee

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

With its move to begin charging its online readers a monthly fee to visit its site, the suburban Daily Herald Wednesday became the first Chicago area ...

Suburban School District Closes 19 Schools Over Heat

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

High temperatures have caused a west suburban school district to cancel Friday classes in 19 un-air conditioned elementary schools in Naperville, Boli...

Back To School: Naperville Students Allegedly Show Up Drunk

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Many students at Naperville North High School have been suspended after they appeared to be intoxicated during the first day of school Wednesday. Offi...

'Torches and Pitchforks': ComEd Customers Still Seething

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A public hearing held by ComEd in north suburban Highland Park was intended to address the summer's widespread power outages in the Chicagoland area i...

Suburban Mother Accused Of Hosting Underage Kegger

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

A Barrington woman is due in court later this month after being accused of hosting a large underage drinking party for her 18-year-old daughter and a ...

Meet The Nation's Least LGBT-Friendly College

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Wheaton College, a religious Christian school in Chicago's west suburbs, has for the second time in three years ranked as the least LGBT-friendly coll...

Convicted Murder Charged In 1976 Wheaton Murder

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Though nearly thirty-five years have passed since the previously unsolved stabbing death of Wheaton resident Darlene Stack, the cold case has warmed u...

Suburban Tilted Kilt Serves Up Fresh Controversy

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

In its Chicago area expansion, the Hooters-esque, Celtic-themed "breastaurant" chain Tilted Kilt has been no stranger to controversy. This week, those...

Major Demographic Shift In Chicago Suburbs

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

AURORA, Ill. — When Fernando Molina left central Mexico to move to Illinois, he was searching for affordable housing, job opportunities and esta...

Jonathon Slack, Second Grader, Organizes Community Effort To Help Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A Chicagoland second grader proved that you don't have to be big to be a big help to the homeless, NBC reports. After seeing a homeless woman durin...

Where Are The Yard Signs?

Craig Bloomfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Bloomfield

Driving through the neighborhood recently, it struck me that there are no signs anywhere. None for Obama, none for McCain, none for U.S. House District 10 incumbent Mark Kirk or his Democratic challenger, Dan Seals. The only signs to be seen -- and there are plenty of these -- are For Sale signs.