They made the Cubs look Little League
They made the Sox look old
From North to South, we loved these boys
Decked out in blue and gold.
At the once-second-to-last ranked school in Illinois, Chicago’s Wendell Phillips Academy High School, librarian K.C. Boyd has helped turn around the reading culture in the school. The school’s reading test scores have improved with 18.2 percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards, at the present, compared to 6.5 percent in 2012.
chicagopubliclibrary:

#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony” 
A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl. 

chicagopubliclibrary:

#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony” 

A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl. 

mcachicago:

Adler Planetarium to host Bowie themed event
The Adler is also getting excited about the opening of David Bowie Is on Sep 23. Check out their After Dark event “Space Oddity,” which explores the intersections of art, science, and music with the From Voorwerps to Black Holes: Our Odd Universe exhibit, the Bowie Ball DJ Heaven Malone, and an Intergalactic Bowie Scavenger Hunt. More info here.

Everything’s coming up Bowie!

mcachicago:

Adler Planetarium to host Bowie themed event

The Adler is also getting excited about the opening of David Bowie Is on Sep 23. Check out their After Dark event “Space Oddity,” which explores the intersections of art, science, and music with the From Voorwerps to Black Holes: Our Odd Universe exhibit, the Bowie Ball DJ Heaven Malone, and an Intergalactic Bowie Scavenger Hunt. More info here.

Everything’s coming up Bowie!

calumet412:

When Haymarket Square (Randolph and DesPlaines) was still a market, 1973, Chicago. John White.

calumet412:

When Haymarket Square (Randolph and DesPlaines) was still a market, 1973, Chicago. John White.

uchicagoadmissions:

Since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been declared the album of the decade so far, it’s time for your periodic reminder that UChicago’s student radio station WHPK hosted a rap battle between Kanye and Common in 1996.

uchicagoadmissions:

Since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been declared the album of the decade so far, it’s time for your periodic reminder that UChicago’s student radio station WHPK hosted a rap battle between Kanye and Common in 1996.

Trauma ‘has these profound effects that can start very early in life, but that are often dismissed,’ [Loyola professor James Garbarino] says. In one after-school program in a Chicago housing project he studied in the 1980s, he observed three- and four-year-olds playing ‘funeral’ regularly. ‘They would make a coffin out of their blocks, and take turns being the dead child and the grieving parents.’
We write up a report. It’s the server’s responsibility to take notes on each diner’s experience: You have a strong love for Sancerre, for example, so the next time you come in, we’ll swap out a Muscadet pairing for the wine we know you like. I’m well aware this all must seem a little creepy. Stalkerish. But if I can enhance your experience, I’m going to do it. It’s my job.

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