Ministers and community activists across Chicago have pledged to transport at least 100 congregations to the polls for early voting on Sunday, February 15. They announced the “Souls to the Polls” initiative yesterday at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church on the Near South Side.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the construction of a new office building for United Center employees last week. Construction of the new building will bring 300 jobs to the Near West Side. United Center officials say they are excited that they can create a better experience for fans, but they also hope to bring economic opportunity to the neighborhood.
Collecting Paradise, a new exhibit at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, displays art from the Kashmir region in South Asia. Robert Linrothe, an associate professor of art history at Northwestern, selected 44 paintings, manuscripts and sculptures for the show. The Block will also offer movie screenings, lectures and music showcases to complement the exhibit.