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Chicago Explodes With Violence Over Easter Weekend

Chicago Explodes With Violence Over Easter Weekend

Chicago was hot with violence during the Easter holiday weekend. At least nine people have died and 37 were injured as gunfire spread across the city. Among those wounded were five children who were hurt on Sunday evening around 7:30 as they played outside. According to Garry McCarthy, Police Superintendent, the bloody holiday weekend does […]

Prison Is Home

Prison Is Home

“Three hots and a cot.” Old-timers use that phrase in reference to life in jail. They are guarantees, sometimes an improvement over life “outside.” Some guys will even get themselves arrested purposefully so that they can eat and rest their heads. However, there is usually a desire to leave. The freedom lost is not worth […]

Chicago ‘Billy Cub’ Punches Provoking Patron

Chicago ‘Billy Cub’ Punches Provoking Patron

Saturday, April 5 was not the greatest day for Chicago Cubs fans, as they lost to the Phillies 2-0. However, baseball was not the only source of soreness for the neighborhood of Wrigleyville (an area surrounding baseball park Wrigley Field). As Clark, the official cub-like mascot for the Cubs was trying to keep a positive […]

Putin to Meet Obama Envoy, Ace Negotiator NPR Host Carl Kassel (Satire)

Putin to Meet Obama Envoy, Ace Negotiator NPR Host Carl Kassel (Satire)

NPR culture hero and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Host straight-guy Carl Kassel defines timbre of voice and voice of reason. He stands in a lineage back to Walter Cronkite, Edgar R. Murrow and Daniel Shore. It should not come as such a surprise, then to hear that Obama has tapped his ace, Carl Kassel […]

Razor Blades Glued to Playground Equipment Injure Toddler

Razor Blades Glued to Playground Equipment Injure Toddler

At least a dozen razor blades were found glued to playground equipment in an East Moline park after a toddler received cuts to his hand. The two-year-old boy was taken home and treated for lacerations to his hand. Millennium Park, located on Archer Avenue, was searched for several hours on Monday according to Brian Foltz, […]

Museum in Chicago Exhibits Stained Glass Windows

Museum in Chicago Exhibits Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows are most often found in houses of worship but they are also in other public buildings including hospitals, retirement homes, hotels, as well as private homes. Having stained glass in homes of the wealthy was particularly popular in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Smith Museum […]

Chicago Dad Defends Daughter to Death

Chicago Dad Defends Daughter to Death

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15-year-old Masharah’s life came to a devastating halt as she was walking home on the streets of Chicago with her dad, Michael Tingling. They were approached by a man who assaulted them with racial slurs, which led to a physical altercation and Tingling’s death while defending his daughter. Tingling was […]

Chicago Taxi Driver Suspended After Overcharging Woman

Chicago Taxi Driver Suspended After Overcharging Woman

It’s happened to everyone. There’s a destination that has to be met in a matter of minutes, despite being on the other side of town. A cab is hailed and the fare is quickly paid without thinking about the possibility of an overpayment. A former Chicago taxi driver conducted this act and has been suspended […]

Illinois Gay Rights Activist Vernita Gray Dies From Cancer

Illinois Gay Rights Activist Vernita Gray Dies From Cancer

Vernita Gray, an Illinois gay rights activist who was able to wed her partner in what was Illinois’ very first same-sex marriage, has passed away at the age of 65 from cancer. Gray died Tuesday evening from cancer at the very same Chicago home where she married her partner Patricia Ewert back in November of […]

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  • Obesity Society Recommends Kids Drink Fewer Sugar Sweetened Beverages April 24, 2014
    The ever-expanding line of sugary drinks may actually be contributing to the obesity epidemic, especially when it comes to kids. Even one sugary drink per day can contribute to weight gain, which is why The Obesity Society is now recommending fewer sugar sweetened beverages for kids. This includes soda, sports drinks and any other beverages […]
    Tracy Rose
  • Christians Faced With New Dilemma April 24, 2014
    Many who consider themselves Christians are finding themselves faced with a new dilemma. These so-called “Christ-followers,” except for a few hiccups, have tried to follow Jesus (who they see as the Son of God) as much as their limited selfish condition will allow. But lately, they find themselves encountering people or groups of people who are ready and […]
    Rick Hope
  • Kaley Cuoco Chops Hair for Real This Time April 24, 2014
    Kaley Cuoco has chopped of her hair for real this time. It is not quick Miley Cyrus short, but it is much shorter than the Big Bang star is used to. To make it clear that this time is was not a prank at the expense of her fans, she shared a photo of herself […]
    Alexandria Ingham
  • Avril Lavigne New ‘Helly Kitty’ Song Racist? April 24, 2014
    Hundreds of people recently took to Twitter to complain about Avril Lavigne’s new song Hello Kitty being racist. However, others have defended the decision to use the colorful, girly, cupcake style entertainment in her new music video. For many, the new track is just downright terrible. The new music video involves four deadpan Japanese girls […]
    Alexandria Ingham
  • HBO and Amazon Team Up Against Netflix April 24, 2014
    HBO has teamed up with Amazon Prime against Netflix to allow Prime members the ability to watch HBO classics like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under as well as some of the newer popular shows like True Blood. However, Amazon Prime members should not get too excited as their, nearly, $100 per year subscription fee […]
    Michael Smith

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