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Michael Sam makes NFL history

On Feb. 9, 2014 Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made history by coming out. Sam was SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and led his Missouri Tigers to a 12-2 season and a victory in the Cotton Bowl. If he is drafted as projected by NFL scouts, he will be the first openly gay man […]

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“The Plant” Owner John Edel Chooses Stockyards to House Industrial Vertical Farm

As the Stockyards continue to become a place for innovation and sustainability projects (Testa Produce opened a green distribution center earlier this year), John Edel, 41, has joined the movement, working in the neighborhood he has always found fascinating. He calls himself an industrial history buff and said that as a lifelong Chicagoan, understanding the […]