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The Mystery of the Cocoliztli Plague Solved?

The Mystery of the Cocoliztli Plague Solved?

By: Daniel Nardini We know what it was from the Spanish chronicles of the time; in 1545 a devastating plague struck the Aztec people (or those who had survived the… Read more »

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be our best option, researchers report. The findings “debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us… Read more »

Best Ways to Lose Weight

Best Ways to Lose Weight

In a new study, Stanford University researchers put more than 600 overweight adults on either a healthy low-fat or low-carb diet. It turns out, participants had similar levels of weight… Read more »

No Time to Visit a Derm? Care for Your Skin Like the Experts this Season

No Time to Visit a Derm? Care for Your Skin Like the Experts this Season

Now that we’re transitioning into warmer weather, it’s the perfect moment to take a deeper look at our skin and how the winter may have negatively affected it.  Revamping your… Read more »

Harmon, Activists Urge Governor to Sign Gun Dealer Licensing Act

Harmon, Activists Urge Governor to Sign Gun Dealer Licensing Act

State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, fellow legislators, gun violence prevention advocates and victims of gun violence in calling on… Read more »

CPS Parade to the Polls

CPS Parade to the Polls

High schools get out to vote during the gubernatorial primary election by hosting a Parade to the Poll. Junior and Seniors at John Hancock College Prep are working to increase… Read more »

WV Teacher and Strike Leader Speak about Historic Wildcat Strike

WV Teacher and Strike Leader Speak about Historic Wildcat Strike

West Virginia’s historic wildcat teachers strike has inspired rank and file workers across the nation — including right here in Chicago. On Friday, one of the strike leaders — elementary… Read more »

Assessor Berrios Announces Second Extension of Deadline for Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Applications

Assessor Berrios Announces Second Extension of Deadline for Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Applications

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his office has again extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax… Read more »

Comcast to Open XFINITY Store in Berwyn

Comcast to Open XFINITY Store in Berwyn

Comcast announced plans to open an XFINITY Store in Berwyn at 7040 Cermak Rd. in the Gateway Plaza shopping center located at Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road. The 4,500-square-foot store,… Read more »

Chicago is ‘All In’ for Amazon Launches Contest to Create the Ultimate Amazon Guide to Chicago

Chicago is ‘All In’ for Amazon Launches Contest to Create the Ultimate Amazon Guide to Chicago

Chicagoans are all in for Amazon and now they have the opportunity to reveal to Amazon what makes Chicago second to none. The People’s Pitch “We’re All In for Amazon”… Read more »