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Stevenson Students and Teachers Lead Way for Suffrage at 17

Shawn Healy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Conneen found an interested partner in "Suffrage at 17" who had long championed populist causes, and both parties filed this conversation in their collective memories. They were reunited at Stevenson as students wrote their own history of how a bill becomes law.

Chicago's Civic Health Needs Resuscitation

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

The 2010 Chicago Civic Health Index measures democratic participation among regional residents.

Memorial Day weekend

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Chicago has been invaded by visitors, and by its own residents I guess as well. The city is en fête big time. And with the coming, and already pres...

Paralympics: A Bonus Beyond Olympic Games

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

What cannot be overlooked in a maze of economic development, sponsorship, job creation, urban renewal, and transportation concerns is the Paralympics, which follow after each Olympics.

Chicago News Blogs Have Put Enough Skin in the Game

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

For nearly two decades, newspapers have been challenged to evolve into knowledge-based organizations capable of adapting to the innovations of the Web. Instead of progressing, they've been traded as chits in a greedy money-grab game by short-sighted media conglomerates.