Tourism, taxes and Chinatown’s evolving future

By Evy Reyes and Nycole Stoudt Pat Jan at Judy’s Cosmetics in Chinatown Square says that on her daily commute, she parks near Ping Tom Memorial Park. “I see a lot of people coming in from downtown catching the water taxi and they’ll come here to eat,” she said. It’s no secret that Chinatown is …

Mayor fires police superintendent, Johnson

Two months after Chicago Police superintendent Eddie Johnson is found asleep at the wheel of his SUV, Mayor Lightfoot fires him for 'intolerable actions' Photo Credit: WTTW Chicago Magazine took an interesting look at the termination of police superintendent Eddie Johnson this week. Johnson who was found asleep at the wheel of his SUV in …

Is Title IX Training Enough to End Sexual Assaults on U.S. College Campuses?

One in every five women are the victim of sexual assault while in college. Protesters at a #MeToo rally in New York City in December 2017. LightRocket via Getty Images Across the United States we are seeing a sweeping movement that is looking to hold perpetrators of sex crimes responsible for their actions. From board …

Gowns, galas, and protests

Demonstrators protest child immigration detention centers at Heartland Alliance annual gala photo credit: Maya Dukmasova On November 27, 2019, Chicago Reader published a story that followed activists as they posted up in front of the Swissôtel dressed in elaborate gowns with oversized papier-mâchè heads and cardboard hands covered in red paint. The garish effigies designed …

Murals to See

One of my absolute favorite parts about living in a major city is the eclectic street art. I'm not a fan of a spray painted tag name that lacks talent and only seeks to mark a building, sidewalk, or train. Graffiti that has talent and heart behind it, I can appreciate. The city is currently …

Google Trends: While Lollapalooza might dominate the Midwest music festival scene; Coachella is king in the national race between music festivals

Music Festivals have gained popularity over the years and it seems like every major city has one. In Chicago, Lollapalooza is the hands down winner when it comes to searches via Google. Spring Awakening, one of the first festivals of the year, spanning 3 days from June 7-9 had its search popularity peak on June …

Practice Story

By Bob Smith Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois. “This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said. …