Four @ 4: Jan. 24 Update

1. Whole Foods to Lincoln Park? Twitter was buzzing Friday afternoon about the possibility of Whole Foods moving into the abandoned Dominick’s location at Fullerton and Sheffield avenues near DePaul University. A Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce source confirmed Friday that an announcement about the location could come as early as late Friday afternoon. We’llContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 24 Update”

Hadiya Pendleton a Year Later: What Has Changed in Chicago

During his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke to the House of Representatives—as the nation watched on—about gun violence and the death of one Chicago high school student. “One of those we lost was a young girl named Hadiya Pendleton. She was 15 years old,” Obama said. “JustContinue reading “Hadiya Pendleton a Year Later: What Has Changed in Chicago”

Four @ 4: Jan. 20 Update

1) Two Stabbed on the Northwest Side According to DNAinfo Chicago, two people in Portage Park were stabbed around 6 a.m. today and were hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition. A 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old man were in an apartment when they were stabbed by two men. They were able to escape and call police from a McDonald’sContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 20 Update”

Four @ 4: Jan. 13 Update

1. Divers Still Searching for Woman Who Fell in Chicago River The Chicago Police Marine Unit is still searching for the body of a 21-year-old woman who fell into the Chicago River just after midnight, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was trying to help a 26-year-old man she was with who had fallen into theContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 13 Update”

Four @ 4: Jan. 6 Update

1. Snow, Temps Leave Illinois in a State of Disaster After winter storm “Hercules” dumped over a foot of snow on Illinois and wind-chill temperatures reached as low as 50-below zero Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn has declared Illinois to be in a state of disaster and has activated the Illinois National Guard. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—tanned fromContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 6 Update”

Illinois Veterans Face Challenges in the Classroom

Tyna Korcz, a junior psychology major at DePaul University, served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army before attending college. She applied to DePaul while she was in Afghanistan, beginning studies in the fall quarter 2012.  “I wanted to be ahead of the game because I knew I wanted to go to schoolContinue reading “Illinois Veterans Face Challenges in the Classroom”

Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness

Just beyond the eight-mile mark, Chicago Marathon runners were greeted by dance music, flag-twirling and choreographed cheerleading. Welcome to Boystown. At the center of the festivities was the Chicago Spirit Brigade, a volunteer organization that raises money performing at public Chicago events.  For the Chicago Marathon, the roughly thirty Brigade members were set up at the intersection ofContinue reading “Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness”

Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact

With the possibility of “ice pellets or snowflakes,” according to marathon analyst Tim Hutchings, weather conditions were at the forefront of questions during Friday’s elite runners press conference for the Chicago Marathon. According to forecasts, temperatures are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s for Sunday’s 7:30 a.m. start and get no higher than theContinue reading “Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact”