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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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Glenwood Sunday Market Opening This Weekend – Pre-order only

The popular Glenwood Sunday market, at 1241 W. Pratt in Rogers Park, opens this weekend for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown. The market,...

Congratulations, Sullivan High School Class of 2020

Sullivan High School in Rogers Park celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all graduates, especially valedictorian Latoya Bledson. You can...

Congratulations, Senn 2020 Grads!

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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...