Since 9/11, the effort to increase collective security while preserving civil liberties proved to be controversial. The country increased airport security and the volume of surveillance cameras in public places.
The events of September 11th had many unforeseen effects on the world. For Chicagoans, that world was a largely vertical one; after the attack on the Twin Towers, many feared living and working in tall buildings.
Herb Kent has many aliases: "The Cool Gent," "Herbie Baby," "King of the Dusties," "Mayor of Bronzeville." And after nearly 70 years in the business, he's now the world's longest serving radio DJ. But on Friday, he came back to where it all began: WBEZ.
This year, some unusual performers will appear in the lineup for the Chicago Jazz Festival: contestants from the Louder than a Bomb youth poetry competition will perform between musical sets over the weekend.
The long Labor Day weekend is more than just a day off of work--the last respite of the season signals a collective shift from a lazy, summer mindset to the hustle and bustle of fall! But local journalists were hardly beach bums this month--August was full of news to cover.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a memorandum of understanding between the city and the University of Chicago. The university will undertake more than a billion dollars in capital development over five years.
A derelict hotel on Chicago’s Near West Side will soon receive a major makeover. The Union Park Hotel first opened in the 1930s as a combination hotel-apartment building. Eventually, it was turned into the Viceroy Hotel, a single-room-occupancy, or SRO, hotel.