The city of Chicago this weekend added a new climate-change page
to its website, and if it sounds familiar it’s because the information
on it comes from the climate page the Environmental Protection Agency used to have — until the Trump administration deleted it last week.
“While this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it,” the page reads. Read more (5/8/17)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago will require high school students to have a job, college acceptance letter, gap-year program enrollment or military enlistment before receiving their diploma.
Detractors are questioning if the new requirement is possible.
The measure, passed by the Board of Education in May, will affect current sophomores graduating in 2020. Critics of the ruling — like Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union — have pointed out some of the major flaws. Read more (7/5/17)
things some of my favourite musicals have taught me
-how to make an omelette
-a basic understanding of the history of america
-a basic understanding of the history of america from a mormon’s perspective
-in order to be successful, you don’t need to have brains or knowledge, just popular
-how to kill someone and make it look like a suicide
-how many minutes there are in a year
-how to tell if someone is gay or European
-it’s really easy to fake emails
-don’t sell drugs kids, even if you have the hots for the person you’re selling them to
-always be aware of autocorrect
-how to break in a glove
-nice is different than good
-everyone’s a little bit racist sometimes
-it’s too late to screw at 4am
-revolutions likely end in death
-almost all bankers, bums and barbers know how to read
-‘pop’ is a suitable synonym for the verb ‘chew’
-how many people resided in newfoundland before 9/11
-how many people were redirected to newfoundland after 9/11
On Wednesday, during a visit to Chicago, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama announced they are personally donating $2 million to support the development of summer jobs for young people this year.
“We don’t want to wait for a building,” Obama said in a video shared by ABC News. “One of the things that we will be starting this year is Michelle and I personally are going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community, so that right away, young people can get to work and we can start providing opportunities to all of them.”
The Obamas made the announcement while presenting a 3-D proposed plan for his presidential center that will be developed over the next four years in Chicago’s Jackson Park neighborhood. In his announcement, Obama noted that he hopes his center will combat Chicago’s public image as a violent city. Read more (5/3/17)