Saving a Piece of History

Skyscrapers are going up around the Ebony/Jet building, but will landmark status be enough to save the icon from hungry developers? By Crusader – February 9, 2017 0 598 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter THE EBONY JET building was once the former headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company. (Photo by Erick Johnson) By Erick […]

Secret Chicago Bird Sanctuaries Attract ‘Snazzy AfroBirders’ Group

Pullman & Roseland      Sports & Outdoors            Urban Animals By Justin Breen | January 20, 2017 5:46am | Updated on January 24, 2017 11:28am @dnainfo_breen Twitter Facebook Email More Secret bird sanctuaries CHICAGO — Sherry Williams relates her story to the hundreds of thousands of birds that live in and pass through Chicago each year. The Englewood native and […]

Chicago can’t afford to squander its blues music legacy

January 21, 2017 EDITORIAL Comments Email Print By CRAIN’S EDITORIAL BOARD Photo by Getty ImagesMuddy Waters, circa 1963 Chicago can’t afford to squander its blues music legacy Chicago, which perpetually claims to be a world-class city, has failed to promote its best-known cultural export: blues music. The enduring global influence of Chicago blues is widely acknowledged: Scratch Keith […]