Chicago Matters: Growing Forward

March 3rd, 2008

Garden rooftops sprouting throughout the city. Permeable street pavement and alleys. Solar panels charging Millenium Park, the Art Institute and Field Museum. The overnight transformation of Meigs Field into a park. Real estate developers vying for energy efficient building designs. And plans to generate 20 percent of the city’s electricity from renewable resources — Chicago – city of the big shoulders, manufacturing and regional transit hub– now a GREEN metropolis? Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Studs Terkel Community Media Award Winners

March 3rd, 2008

Studs Terkel’s community-driven stories and natural ability to give a voice to us all, no matter what side of the tracks we lived on, makes him one of Chicago’s most iconic journalists. An eclectic disk jockey was who I heard growing up, listening to his weekday morning program on WFMT. A man of many hats, Studs’ diverse life includes careers in TV, radio and of course, Pulitzer prize-winning author.His style and rich legacy inspired Community Media Workshop to offer an annual award. The Studs Terkel Community Media Award honors outstanding media makers who cover Chicago’s diverse communities. In an age when news coverage focuses more on celebrity gossip and less on info citizens need to make good decisions, this award is more timely than ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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