From the very beginning, the members of Chicago hip hop group BBU have been passionate activists: both in community organizing and in their music. Combining danceable beats with social commentary, the group has been generating buzz in underground circles and dance clubs alike.
Leaders from the 28 nations that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization descend on Chicago in May. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is having a series of events in the run up to the NATO and G-8 summits. Ivo Daalder, the U.S.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Chicago's city council approved on Wednesday a ban on the sale of synthetic cocaine, also known as bath salts. The ordinance follows a similar ban that went into effect in December for the sale of synthetic marijuana.In presenting the ordinance, Ald.
"The results of a Census data study conducted by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research revealed that segregation in urban areas has gone down nationwide, with Chicago experiencing the second-largest declines," the Huffington Post reported last week.
Chicago stand-up comedian Ever Mainard has become a viral sensation by joking about something that many people consider verboten: rape. Vocalo's Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Tony about breaking taboos in the name of comedy, and how truth can sometimes trump taste.