The Chicago Pride Parade has been an LGBTQ institution in the city for nearly 50 years. According to data provided by Chicago Pride Parade, attendance has risen sharply since 1985. That year, 35,000 people attended. 5 years later, in 1990, attendance nearly tripled to 100,000. By 2000, that number would triple again to 350,000.
Fast forward to 2014, and the numbers of attendance have risen to over 1 million, becoming one of the largest LGBTQ pride parades in the world. For the estimated numbers of attendance for each year listed, click the chart below.
Chicago has a reputation of being one of America’s great food cities. However, for all of the great eateries this city has to offer, there are also those which have failed the city’s health inspections for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, these often tend to be for disgusting reasons. And in some cases, the violations committed are completely avoidable.
The corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue was once a city block in Chicago’s Lakeview area similar to many others in the neighborhood. Low-rise two story structures built decades ago contained a hookah lounge, an Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant, a lingerie shop and a Dunkin’ Donuts, among other businesses that came and went over the years.
Chicago is a city that is seeing a continuously-growing skyline. In the last few decades, there has been an increase in construction in and around the downtown area. The neighborhoods are becoming more dense, and the buildings constructed end up changing the entire city’s skyline as they continue to rise. Currently, we are experiencing a construction “boom,” one which is also seeing some of the tallest buildings being constructed in nearly a decade, and one which is also seeing the city’s skyline and high rises expanding west and south, beyond what we typically consider Downtown Chicago.
Here is a map of ten high rises proposed and under construction that are going to change the skyline for both the city and the individual neighborhoods they’re located in, as well as changing what goes on at street-level.
In the past year, relations between North Korea and the United States have been anything but positive. Tensions have particularly flared in the last few months, as a war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump escalated to the point of name-calling from both leaders and one attempting to engage in what some might call nuclear button envy.
“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”
MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.