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“Endangered Species”: A one-man exhibition by Chicago Artist Mark Nelson

Prospectus Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of Chicago-based artist, Mark Nelson. Mr. Nelson, an artist and educator has been a resident of Chicago since 1984 where he arrived from the Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work was shaped by his […]

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Accomplished chef brings culinary talent to South Side

If you’re driving down Halsted Street and looking for a bite to eat stop by Del Sur Bar & Grill, 4559 S. Halsted Street. Del Sur, which opened in early Nov., is a family business, owned and operated by Jorge Hernandez and his wife Erica. Hernandez, formerly sous chef at The Gage, brings his culinary […]

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The Plant gears up for new farmers market

With summer just around the corner, a new farmers market is set to launch this summer in Back of the Yards. The Plant Chicago, 1400 W. 46th St., will host its first annual Back of the Yards Community Market beginning June 27. The market will run until Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. […]

Local Events: Arts and Entertainment

Aug. 2: Encuentro de Jaraneros Head to La Catrina Café and explore the traditional Jarocho sounds in this unique concert that is sure to transport you all the way to Veracruz, Mexico. Featuring performances by several local and Mexican jaranderos like Live Son Jarocho, Culebra de Agua, Jarochicanos and many more. 1011 W. 18th St. […]

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Chicago sends players to MLB All-Star game

Even though both of Chicago’s baseball teams started out with poor performances through the first half of the season, both teams were still able to send a few players to the All Star Game. The White Sox were able to send out lefty Chris Sale, shortstop Alexi Ramirez, and arguably the American League’s top contender […]

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Germany defeats Algeria 2-1 in extra time

  In a tournament full of brave performances by plucky underdogs, Algeria turned in one of the best yet. They battled Germany with all they had and it took extra time for the favored Germans to put away Algeria 2-1. The crowd was raucous and very pro-Algeria. They cheered wildly when the Algerians attacked and […]

Letters to the editor- Sidewalks

May 12, 2014 On Thursday May 1, 2014 I was assigned to work at Lara Academy School. I walked to my car at 3pm. on my way home. I fell at 46th and Winchester. The sidewalks are all cracked and in much need of repairs. My knees were bloody, my clothes were full of mud […]

Local student creates awareness about hydrocephalus disorder

Message from a local student: My name is Ivon Montano and I am a senior at UIC College Prep High School. For my senior project, we had to make a positive multigenerational change in my community, which means to take action into doing something that will positively impact my community. Therefore, I decided to target […]

Bears get defensive in draft

Bears get defensive in draft After failing to make the playoffs in 2013, the Bears are determined to fix the issues that derailed their season. Their defense was historically bad and needed serious work. GM Phil Emery started the process in the off season by signing free agents like Jared Allen. In the 2014 college […]

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Pacquiao vs. Bradley – Pacquiao gets revenge

  The second matchup of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley was much anticipated. The WBO welter weight championship fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas was billed as Pacquiao’s attempt at salvation and Bradley’s opportunity to join the elite class of fighters. Fans were not disappointed. Pacquiao was coming off one of the least impressive […]