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Coronavirus redefines home for immigrant

By Luis Mejia Ahrens To most, home is a physical place, a place you go when trouble arises. When dark times loom, home is where...

Pushing for Census Participation at Centro Romero

Self-help pamphlets in Spanish cover the tables dividing a row of seats leaning against the reception area wall. A payphone stands on one corner...

Coronavirus forces Loyola students to return from Rome

Loyola University Chicago's John Felice Rome Center.     By Luis Ahrens Concerns about the potential spread of the Coronavirus has cut short the semester for students studying...

Loyola Grad Students Create App For CTA Elevators

Two Loyola University Chicago graduate students—with the help of the Rogers Park community—have developed an app letting CTA riders know if elevators are out...

The Heartland Always Wanted to Be More Than a Restaurant

(With construction ready to start on the land once occupied by the Heartland Cafe, Loyola University Chicago student Luis Mejia Ahrens looks back at...

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Senn’s Cullinane Honored by Walgreens as Outstanding Teacher

Senn High School journalism teacher Michael Cullinane is one of four teachers being honored by Walgreens for "going above and beyond their ordinary duties...

Two Rogers Parkers Named 2020 Cubs Scholars

Two high school students from Rogers Park, including one from Nicholas Senn High School, have been named Cubs Scholars for 2020. Alyssa Marshall, a student...

Crowds Emerge On Lakefront for Midday Flyover

The crowds weren't anything like peak summer Chicago Air and Water Show size. But more than a few neighborhood residents wandered out of their...

Blue Angels Flyover On Lakefront Tomorrow

The US Navy's popular Blue Angels flying team will roar through the skies of Chicago Tuesday, May 12, to honor the work of first...

Tough Times Ahead, Loyola Looks to Get Leaner, At Least For Now, Post-Covid19

Loyola University Chicago President Jo Ann Rooney announced salary cuts for herself and top university officials, and predicted the school may have to cut...