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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Adults and Children With Epilepsy

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Adults and Children With Epilepsy

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn legalized medical marijuana for adults and children who have epilepsy. This is merely the latest update to the state’s medical marijuana regulations, which were just approved last Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Initially, conservative lawmakers were hesitant to approve medical marijuana for children, and the law originally was […]

Chicago Suffered From Excessive Gun Violence Over Fourth of July Weekend

Chicago Suffered From Excessive Gun Violence Over Fourth of July Weekend

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is currently focusing on the ongoing gun violence that has occurred over the course of this summer season. Chicago suffered from an excessive amount of gun violence over Fourth of July weekend and reached numbers that exceeded those of other cities throughout the nation. Many Chicagoans are left to question whether […]

Police: Shot and Shooters

Police: Shot and Shooters

The police in Gary and Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, and Chicago, IL, have encountered a significant amount of violence over the past few days. While the high number of officer involved shootings nationwide is surely an anomaly, the impact of the incidents in Chicago are likely to have a much different result since the police were […]

Chicago’s Pride Parade Celebrates Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago’s Pride Parade Celebrates Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

As a national annual celebration, Pride parades have occurred over the course of the entirety of this past weekend. This year, Chicago’s Pride Parade celebrated the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Illinois. Over one million spectators gathered in the heart of Chicago for the event. As the 45th Annual Pride Parade went […]

Four Children Die From Drowning Accidents in Chicago Suburbs

Four Children Die From Drowning Accidents in Chicago Suburbs

Chicago is riddled with tragedy. One weekend might be plagued with shootings, and the next one, in drowning incidents. This past weekend, four children in three different suburbs near Chicago, died from drowning accidents. The children were all under nine years old. Paulino F. Delle Grazie, a four-year-old boy, was in a pool at the […]

Chiraq: What Happened to ‘Chi-Town?’

Chiraq: What Happened to ‘Chi-Town?’

How can a beautiful city by day become the exact opposite of that and become so violent by night? Chicago is home to one of the most exquisite architecture in a metropolitan setting, deep-dish pizza and anti-ketchup hot dogs, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, and extraordinary views of the lakefront and skyline from just […]

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Videotaping Chicago Gun Sales

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Videotaping Chicago Gun Sales

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes to curb increasing gun violence in Chicago by imposing strict regulations on gun shops located within city limits, which would include videotaping all sales on the premises. The mandatory videotaping of gun buyers is being seen as an effort to deter customers from using false identification, besides discouraging gun traffickers. The […]

Willis Tower in Chicago Scares Visitors When Skydeck Glass Appears to Crack

Willis Tower in Chicago Scares Visitors When Skydeck Glass Appears to Crack

Over 1.5 million people visit the Willis Tower each year. The tower, formerly known as the Sears tower, is a popular tourist destination in Chicago due in part to the view it offers – a view that is 103 floors above ground. In the Skydeck of the Willis Tower are four clear glass boxes that […]

Edward Steichen in War and Fashion to Visit Art Institute of Chicago

Edward Steichen in War and Fashion to Visit Art Institute of Chicago

  Noted photographer, Edward Steichen commented, that once the camera shutter clicks, “anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.” He was a perfectionist, a visionary and a creator. Whatever the American painter-cum-photographer strove for, he did it successfully. Edward Steichen first became interested in photography at sixteen. During his long career, […]

Vintage Nostalgia at the Galloping Ghost Arcade

Vintage Nostalgia at the Galloping Ghost Arcade

With over 400 vintage video games, nostalgia reigns supreme at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois. According to their website, the Galloping Ghost is the largest arcade in the country. Twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago, the arcade offers all-you-can-play gaming for just $15. People are advised to hold on to the receipt, because the arcade is open until […]

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