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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

CircEsteem opens enrollment for their Social Circus Instructor Training program by Chicago Reader

When most employees speak of “juggling” tasks or “jumping through hoops” at their place of employment, they’re speaking metaphorically, but for future participants in CircEsteem’…

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Meet Anna DeShawn of E3 Radio and the Qube by Chicago Reader

E3 Radio is a proud member of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), a partnership of independent, local media entities. Today through October 17th, you can donate to our #WeAmplifyC…

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The 2022 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards celebrate bold stories, bold voices, and our bold library by Chicago Reader

What happens when award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Top Chef Rick Bayless, and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas walk into a room? Join us on October 19, 6:00 pm CST to […]…

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On the right track: The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation by Chicago Reader

The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation In the second part of the Reader’s series spotlighting advocacy […] The…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Blick Art Materials returns to Downtown Chicago by Chicago Reader

The national art supply retailer hosts the grand opening of its new Loop location on October 21 If you’ve been wondering about all the excitement at that impossible-to-miss building with […

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Gaining momentum: the Active Transportation Alliance discusses its campaigns to fight car-dependency by Chicago Reader

Over the next six issues of the Chicago Reader, we’ll be talking with local sustainable transportation organizations that are working to make the Chicago area a safer, more just, more [……

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by Chicago Reader

Suicide is an important topic that people are often hesitant to discuss. But the more we talk about it, the more we can break the stigmas, and the more lives […] The post September is Nati…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Open House Chicago by Chicago Reader

150+ sites. 20+ neighborhoods. Endless discoveries. Open House Chicago is back October 15-16 for another year of architectural discoveries and delights. Organized by the Chicago Architecture…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Kitchfix celebrates its tenth anniversary by Chicago Reader

Fall is a time of coming together and enjoying a bounty of good food, and this month Kitchfix’s tenth anniversary gives us a new reason to celebrate the season. Launched […] The post Kit…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Protected: Reader 50ish UnGala Celebration by Chicago Reader

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Joy and community reign at the MCA’s new celebration of local arts, Chicago Performs.  by Chicago Reader

Chicago Performs is a new annual event hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art that spotlights exciting local artists while showcasing the city’s rich and vital creative landscape. Envisi…

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How does cannabis affect the body and how to avoid overdoing it by Chicago Reader

Despite the growing acceptance and accessibility of cannabis in states where it’s been legalized, many outdated stigmas surrounding the plant remain. That means that even people who use ca…

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Friday, August 5, 2022

[PRESS RELEASE] Baim stepping down as Reader publisher end of 2022 by Chicago Reader

The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, has announced that Tracy Baim is stepping down as president and publisher at…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Conversation, creativity, and coping strategies by Chicago Reader

Chicago musician Mike Vinopal is the bandleader, songwriter, and guitarist of upbeat funk ensemble Local Motive, the lead guitarist of moody rock band Badcandy, and a pet dad. A former speci…

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Welcome to Pineappleland: Summer in Andersonville by Chicago Reader

Spend Your Summer in Andersonville I’ve always loved pineapple. I brought some with me to the first Midsommarfest I worked with the Andersonville Chamber Commerce as an energizing snack I …

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

The Food Issue by Chicago Reader

Browse the full July 21, 2022 issue. Download a free PDF of the print issue. The post The Food Issue appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

What makes a co-op a co-op? by Chicago Reader

Since it opened in 2009, the Dill Pickle Food Co-op has been a community staple in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood and beyond. But what makes a co-op a co-op? We spoke with Dill Pickle…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Summer Fun at your Local Community-Owned Grocery Store by Chicago Reader

Enjoy all the things you love about summer with a little help from your local grocer. This summer the Dill Pickle Food Co-op is offering a series of free food demos, cooking classes, and muc…

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Fame, Creativity, and Mental Health by Chicago Reader

Alex Ebert may be best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Grammy Award-winning indie-rock band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the frontman of art-rock group Ima Robot, and a c…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Growing for Good with Green Thumb by Chicago Reader

Growing Home Inc. is a USDA-Certified Organic urban farm, workforce development center and non-profit social enterprise based in Englewood. They produce more than 35,000 pounds of produce an…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

[PRESS RELEASE] Lawyers for Social Justice Reception by Chicago Reader

CHICAGO — The Reader Institute for Community Journalism is hosting the Lawyers for Social Justice reception on Thursday, July 28, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., …

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Lawyers for Social Justice Reception by Chicago Reader

At City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, ChicagoThursday, July 28, 20225:30 – 7:30 p.m., with program at 6:00 p.m. The Reader Institute for Community Journalism highlights the intersections of …

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Studio WIP celebrates risk-taking and creativity at their Spray Paint n’ Sip Workshops by Chicago Reader

Tap into your inner street artist and receive a special Pride discount when you book a workshop at their Chicago or Evanston location this June. Street art is a familiar sight around Chicago…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Chicago’s Pride in the Park Reflects the Purpose of Pride Celebrations by Chicago Reader

June 25th – 26th at Grant Park • Since 2019, thousands of people from around the world have come together for Chicago’s Pride in the Park music festival at Grant Park …

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Growing for Good with Green Thumb: Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change (ECCSC): Providing innovative violence prevention, intervention programs, a by Chicago Reader

When it comes to violence, formerly incarcerated individuals are subject-matter experts. Violence has affected our lives on every level, whether we created it or whether we were the victim. …

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Summer Starts Here by Chicago Reader

Midsommarfest takes place June 10-12 Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and Andersonville is just one of the neighborhoods nestled on its north side. First established as a farming communit…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Cannabis, Comedy, and Mental Health by Chicago Reader

Cannabis and creativity are often associated with one another. Many people in the arts have claimed that using the plant helps open their mind and can be beneficial to divergent ways of thin…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Why We Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by Chicago Reader

Mental health is a part of life. We need to give our brains the utmost care in order for the rest of our bodies to function. Unfortunately, mental health care and mental illness are often ta…

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Reader co-publisher Karen Hawkins to move to The 19th* by Chicago Reader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — Karen Hawkins, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader, is leaving the organization to become story editor with The 19th*, an independent, na…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Chicago Reader formally completes transition to nonprofit by Chicago Reader

Sale documents were signed May 16, 2022, to transfer ownership of the Chicago Reader to the Reader Institute for Community Journalism, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The post <em>…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

The Sound Issue by Chicago Reader

An audiologist's study of over-the-counter hearing aids, a guide to radiator noises, an investigation of ShotSpotter, and much more The post The Sound Issue appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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