Music Venues in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood: Blending Culture and History

By Rachel Ernst and Stephanie Escobar

Chicago is known to be joined by 77 neighborhoods filled with iconic architecture and salient culture. The Uptown neighborhood is located on the city’s north side and consists of rich histories of music and culture.

Uptown is easily accessible by way of the el’s Red Line. Right off the Lawrence stop, commuters can instantly discover the area’s entertainment district by uncovering some of Chicago’s oldest and most influential music venues.

From Blues to Hip-Hop to Rock, Chicago is a place where a variety of music is always present. These influential music venues hold memories of iconic performances, and there are still more to be created.

“The thing about Chicago, Chicago is a city that is made up of neighborhoods, and every little neighborhood has its own identity and every neighborhood is so different from the last. For a lot of these neighborhoods, a part of their identity is these venues that exist there,” said Jordan Kamps, a visiting Music lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago in an interview.

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10 Top Instagram-Worthy Photo Opps in Chicago

Chicago’s rich history of beautiful artwork and diverse architecture offers photo enthusiasts many opportunities to take stunning photos. You don’t have to be a professional to take amazing photos of Chicago’s skyline and historical structures. Chicago also offers professional photographers the perfect shot. Continue reading “10 Top Instagram-Worthy Photo Opps in Chicago”

Fall 2018 Google Trends

2018 NFL Season Sparks Google Searches

The month of October is quickly approaching. For some, that means postseason baseball is near. However, Google has tracked more National Football League searches than Major League Baseball searches in the past 30 days.

According to an analysis of Google Search data, searches across the United States has trended in favor of the NFL. The image from Google Trends below shows a comparison of NFL (blue) and MLB (red) search data. NFL searches show a steady amount of low search trends until the season started earlier this month. The analysis shows that on football game days, search trends spike. After the weekend football games are over, the NFL data falls towards the MLB search data.

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Quinn: MAP grants critical for low-income students

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“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.”

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