Tagged with Chicago

The future of U.S.-China relations

By Erica Christoffer Karen Yang works at an import jewelry shop in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. She said the word among business owners is that times are tough and sales are down. Just up the street from her, a woman behind a counter selling Oriental décor nearly breaks into tears over the slowing economy. “No business … Continue reading

Election Night in Grant Park

Preparations for what some called “Obamapalooza,” Barack Obama’s election night celebration, took more than a week to come together in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park. By the morning of Nov. 4, the stage was set, tents were lifted and Chicago was poised for the tens of thousands of supporters expected to attend. Vendors lined the streets … Continue reading

Local Greens’ movement gains speed statewide

By Erica Christoffer They call themselves “Greens.” They are left of center, environmentally progressive and despise the country’s two-party political system. While this movement has long called Rogers Park home, it has quietly gained speed throughout the rest of Chicago. They are the Green Party of Illinois. And with Rich Whitney’s success two years ago … Continue reading