Every spring and fall Sigrid Schmidt watches for migratory birds along the North Branch of the Chicago River and counts the breeds. She says things have changed in recent years.
Illinois State Representative Greg Harris (D-13) shot to the center of national attention last Friday evening with his impassioned speech announcing he would not be calling legislation making gay marriage possible for a vote in the Illinois House. On Monday, Harris sat down with Center Square Journal to talk about the last legislative session, the budget, our state's social safety net, and what's next for the marriage equality bill.
Welcome to a new Chicago summer! That means lots of festivals and plenty of reasons to be outside. Contrary to what many may think, Lakeview is not where the most festivals are held. Nope, it's Center Square where the action's at. Here we provide, for your planning convenience, our annual guide to the festivals and what to expect.
None of the neighborhood groups with a stake in the future of the ballpark are directly represented at conversations between the Cubs and the city of Chicago. Instead, their interests are being represented by 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney. That seems to suit some neighbors just fine. Others, not so much.
One of a handful of private members-only clubs in the area, the Turkish Cultural Center serves as a place for people to come to after work and unwind. Jason Kreke ventures in and learns good food can make anyone comfortable in any environment.