Grow Your Own Tree This Summer

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is giving out free oak saplings to residents of Cook County. All you need to do is go to one of their pickup locations to get them. You can choose between individual pots or bulk bags – it all depends on your level of commitment.

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Chicago Continues to Rise

      Late one night, when we were all in bed       Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed,           And when the cow kicked it over, she winked an eye and said,    “There’ll be a hot time, on the old town tonight.” Fire, fire, fire! If you grew up in Chicago,...

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Protecting Chicago Cats at Harmony House

I visited Harmony House on a rainy Friday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised by the space they have created that is welcoming and comforting to cats and humans alike. Harmony House is unique because most of the 80 to 100 cats at the shelter on any given day are...

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Chicago Celebrates National Poetry Month

On one of the first warm and sunny days of the Chicago spring, while clusters of galloping children and strolling adults soak in the long-awaited rays, a group of poetry aficionados gather in the friendly confines of Sulzer Regional Library.  The event they’ve...

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Salonathon: An Inclusive Utopia

  When one walks into Salonathon, they can automatically sense the mission it is aiming to accomplish: establishing a safe and open community that forms an inclusive and creative platform for “underground emerging genre- defying artists,” as founder Jane Beachy...

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Rise From The Ashes

When speaking about Rise from the Ashes, a Plainfield-based 5013c nonprofit that provides legal and emotional support to low-income women suffering from domestic violence, founder Stephanie Austin is quick to point out some truly staggering numbers. Domestic violence,...

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Tambourine Army

Thanks to Danielle Roper speaking at Hoodoise, I was informed about the Tambourine Army movement happening in Jamaica right now. This movement aims to combat sexual violence against women and girls and empower them with their basic rights. The name of the movement was...

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Drinking Water Safety Concerns

Everyone should have access to the knowledge of what is in their water. Many places in Chicago are at risk for hazardous lead, which Chicago should be held responsible to remove. If you are interested in learning more make sure you go see water expert, Michael...

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