chicago

FASHIONSTYLE

Teen Entrepreneur Takes On Sustainable Luxury Accessories

Byron Matysek, a high school senior at Alexander W Dreyfoos School of the Arts, creatively upcycles decommissioned fire hoses into luxury fashion accessories 18-year-old Byron Matysek- a high school senior, has developed sustainable, luxury products with a unique concept to celebrate the heroism of the

Police vehicle in front of Louis Vuitton Store
NEWS

Smash-and-Grab Crimes On The Rise In Major U.S. Cities

There has been a wave of thieves committing smash and grab crimes throughout the United States. These individuals are rushing into stores with large groups of people in order to grab as much merchandise as they can. There have been incidents throughout Chicago, Los Angeles,

Obama presenting Presidential Center project.
NEWS

Gentrification Concerns Over The Obama Presidential Center

For the past five years, the Obamas have been fighting legal and gentrification concerns over the Obama Presidential Center project. The center will be located in Chicago’s South Side and will transform 19.5 acres of lakefront in Jackson Park and will include a new branch

NEWS

Spotivity Raises 1 million in Seed Funding Round

Spotivity, a Chicago startup dedicated to guiding the youth, recently raised 1 million in seed funding. This funding will be used to support the global launch of the app as it expands. This milestone, according to Founder Montana Butsch, “ time, determination, and a long

Society

Is Everyone Going To Get Free Internet in Chicago Now?

Chicagoans were asked a pretty straightforward question on their ballots this election, “Should the city of Chicago act to ensure that all the city’s community areas have access to broadband Internet?” The answer was overwhelmingly “yes”, by a 9-1 margin. But what does that mean?

INSPIRE

Asian Immigrants Look To Make Their Mark In Chicago

“America was built by immigrants,” A common proverb that we have heard throughout our lives living in this country. However, we should say, “America depends on immigrants.” We are also told time and time again that America is the land of opportunity, and it’s hard

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