Top 10 Music Venues in Chicago

If you enjoy Chicago and enjoy having a good time this map can guide your next night out. Chicago has many music venues to offer. This map contains venues that appeal to all different genres of music.

Some, like the Aragon Ballroom, is located inside and intertwined with astounding architecture. While others, like Grant Park, offer wicked views of the city skyline. No matter rain or shine or that Chicago wind, there are plenty of music venues to go around.


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2018 Winter Olympic Games: Does the Temperature Matter?

It is only natural that global warming becomes talked about with the Winter Olympic Games coming up. Or is it? Spikes in Google Trends show otherwise.


This year’s games will take place in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. The games will be held on Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 of this year. With these games coming up soon it is clear an interest in them will overpower that of global warming.

The games proceed global warming shortly after the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay begins. The relay started on Nov. 1, 2017. The initial meeting point of both trends takes place on Nov. 5 to Nov. 11, 2018. From this point forward the Olympic Games skyrockets.

The International Olympic Committee suspending Russia from the games reveals another spike. The suspension takes place on Dec. 5, 2017. Russian athletes with no drug violations were among the few allowed to compete.

Does the lack of interest in global warming reveal something? Does the high level of interest in a set of games that has direct linkage to temperature reveal something? An easier way to pose this is: do either of these questions have any commonalities for those reading?




Gov. Pat Quinn Urges MAP Grants For Students

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

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at It’s been repurposed with permission for this assignment:

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.”

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.

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