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March 21, 2018

In two years a local artist collected over 8,000 dime bags from the local park. He used those drug crimes to create art work to help illustrate the "War on Drugs" is far from being over. While trying to spread awareness he is also trying to clean up the neighborhood an...

August 27, 2016

After a provocative throwaway comment from famous NFL player Ray Lewis, two researchers from UC Berkeley ran through crime statistics over a decade-long period from Chicago and found that crime rates (especially violence and drug-related crimes) were notably lower duri...

July 22, 2016

 

This article discusses the opening of an art exhibit by the name of "Confronting Truths: Wake Up!" at the Gallery Guichard in Chicago. This exhibit was showcased in light of the shootings of unarmed black men by police officers, specifically the shooting of Michael Br...

December 2, 2015

Chicago, Illinois holds the Cloud Gate, or as we most commonly refer to it as The Bean. This bean shape mirror, created by Anish Kapoor, is located in the center of Millennium Park and is a popular tourist attraction. On the other side of the world in Karamay, China, h...

December 1, 2015

Chi-raq is an upcoming film highlighting the dire situations of gang violence in Chicago’s Southside. Scheduled to a limited premiere on December 4th, 2015, the film features acting heavyweights like Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cusack in order to bring a...

December 1, 2015

Las Artelitas, a predominately Latina group, are currently making waves in the Latinx art community, and in their surrounding communities. Based in Chicago, these women use their art as a way to shine a light on the neighborhoods often overlooked by most communities, a...

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