It was a connect-the-dots moment in Chicago as the following news stories recently broke in rapid succession. Chicago Public School enrollment fell again. It’s now down more than 115,000 students over the last 20 years. There are homeless camps in many parks and under viaducts, including Touhy Park on the far north side. That’s where […]
While everyone’s distracted by that big downtown music festival, sneak in a leisurely stroll at the Art Institute of Chicago (111. S Michigan). Today is one of the final days to catch Igshaan Adams’s exhibition “Desire Lines.” In this show, Adams takes over a room with fiber art installations ranging from sculptures to wall hangings […]
Youth soccer coach Ernie Alvarez recounts his days in Douglass Park.
A few weeks after COVID-19 shut down the country, Chicago engineer and producer Ayo “AyoChillMannn” Makinde lost his full-time job as a youth national teams administrator for U.S. Soccer. In an effort to stave off depression, he dedicated all his energy to making music, and within a year it became his career. He got a […]
Supporter groups the Plastics and the Black Fires are demanding change.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup brings fans together from all over.
Also, Jason Van Dyke’s lawyer makes tone-deaf comparison to torture of three black sharecroppers.
Also, the Illinois house failed to pass a ban on semiautomatic rifle bump stocks.
Also, a Northwestern professor and an Oxford University employee are wanted for murder in connection with a stabbing death in River North.
Also, FC Barcelona is opening a soccer training academy in Chicago next year.
Also, wealth inequality between whites and minorities in Chicago is reportedly higher than the national average.
After an injury ended Ben Burden’s soccer career, he came to Chicago and found his true self in a distinctive, open-hearted fusion of hip-hop and R&B.
Thoughts on teamwork, games, and the human condition.
How did Germany react to its World Cup victory over Brazil?