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LOCAL CITY NEWS:

Black Harvest Film Festival fights to redefine Chicago’s south and west sides 

Images carry more weight than ever these days, and their viral proliferation can crowd out other realities. A relentless news cycle of taped-off crime scenes, memorial shrines, and survivors mourning gun victims can, by sheer accretion, become the media shorthand for a community at risk. Chicago’s south and west sides have been plagued by this as high murder rates have come to define their neighborhoods to outsiders. But this year’s 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival, which runs through August at Gene Siskel Film Center, includes three Chicago-based documentaries that buck the media narrative, focusing on vibrant, determined, civic-minded personalities….Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Reality TV star Phor leads a tour through the cradle of his creativity 

Phor Robinson has the whole hood standing in the middle of 87th and University Avenue, like he’s about to shoot a music video. “Marynook, to be exact. This is where I grew up,” he says, before taking us on a walking tour….Read More

 

 

 

SPORTS NEWS:

Bulls will make history with a regular-season game in Mexico City

For the first time in franchise history, the Bulls will play a regular-season game outside the United States or Canada. The NBA on Tuesday announced that the Bulls will participate in the Mexico City Games 2018, facing the host Orlando Magic on Dec. 13. The Magic will then face the Utah Jazz on Dec. 15 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico….Read More

 

 

 

 

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Suburban News:

Oak Park to revisit massage biz law

police sting that shut down three massage businesses in 2017 and resulted in a strict new ordinance earlier this year for local businesses has prompted a backlash from legitimate massage therapists…..Read More

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