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Windy City Happening: Redmoon Theater's Boneshaker 2013 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

With November over, I take a look back at my favorite event this month -- Redmoon Theater's spectacular Boneshaker bash celebrating both Halloween and All Saint's Day!

WWII Veteran and Grandson Retrace Journey Together Using Google Earth

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.

Occupy Chicago Takes the Spring

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."

Occupy Chicago Ready for a Spring of Discontent

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.

Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Calling for an end to the deadly and costly pollution from the Fisk and Crawford plants on the west side of Chicago, neighborhood families supporters posted photos of their affected children, elderly and businesses at City Hall.

Will Guzzardi

PHOTOS: Students Protest Pilsen Polluters As EPA Condemns Air Quality

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

As spiking levels of lead and other pollutants choke the air in a residential community on Chicago's Near Southwest Side, residents continue to press ...

Green Power or White Privilege?

Cali Slaughter | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?

Will Chicago Aldermen Make Clean Energy History or Disappear Into Big Coal's Shadow Tomorrow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Last week's fatal coal train wreck in Iowa was a tragic reminder of the stunning human and environmental cost of coal burning in the Windy City. That could all change on Thursday, April 21st.

Grassroots and Clean Air in Pilsen

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

What happens when exposure to lead emanates from a non-isolatable source, when it saturates your neighborhood through our most precious and fundamental compound -- the air we breathe?

Will Guzzardi

Industrial Corridor In Pilsen Becoming Cutting-Edge 'Green Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Heading west from the Dan Ryan Expressway on the near South Side of Chicago, Cermak Road is a wide, industrial street, lined on its south side with wa...

Morfin: a Progressive Tug

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Cali Slaughter

Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.

Local Lead: Pollution Around Chicago School Reminds Us What Is at Stake in DC's Clean Air Act Fight

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Removing the ability to enforce laws already on the books and funding cuts are all part of the playbook being employed to beat down the EPA right now. It is short-sighted, wrong-headed and stupid.

Will Guzzardi

Candidate Takes Money From Big Polluters

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: In response to Friday's Tribune story, Alderman Solis announced Monday that he would push for a new ordinance regulating lead emissions at ...

A Tortilla Emergency: Blizzard Causes Local Factories To Fall Behind

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's third heaviest snowfall in history shut down schools and businesses and stranded drivers... But there was a bigger crisis in many Mexican n...

Time to Clean Up

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal has redefined the word "cheap" as keeping the profits and passing your true costs onto society. But those days are numbered.

PHOTOS: Pilsen Studio Festive, Big On Storage

| Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Name: James Wurm Location: Pilsen -- Chicago, Illinois Size: 860 square feet Years lived in: 1+ -- rented In just over a year, James has transformed ...

Whittier School Students Keep Fighting For A Library

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at Whittier Dual Language School have been fighting for seven years to get a library built for the school. They learned about ...

After 43-Day Sit-In, Parents Get The Best Of CPS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday night, for the first time in 43 days, the front door of La Casita was locked. The lights were turned off; the building was empty. A sit-...

How to Fit in at the Sit-In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The radical moms from Whittier Elementary School are now in the fifth week of their sit-in at the field house they call La Casita.

CPS Tries To Freeze Out Protesting Parents At Pilsen School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A battle between parents and the Chicago Public Schools has taken a dramatic turn, as the district moves to literally freeze protesters out. At the b...

Emanuel Snubs Whittier Sit-In Protesters During 'Listening Tour'

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Last week, Afghanistan. This week, parents protesting the proposed demolition of a park field house. Former White House chief of staf...

Pilsen Arts Walk Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The longest running open house for artists in Chicago is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this weekend. The Pilsen East Artists Open House has be...

106-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It had been a long time coming and she needed a little help, but Ingacia Moya raised her right hand Monday morning and made a long-awaited dream come ...

Michelle Obama Talks Chicago in Mexico

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama is in Mexico this week to launch an international agenda that's about inspiring young people around the world to become civi...

A Eulogy for Jeff Maldonado Jr.

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

Murdered the day after his 19th birthday on his way for a slice of pizza in Pilsen. The young man who shot Jeff was seeking revenge in the wrong place, a case of mistaken identity.