Category Archives: Illinois

Ann Keating Presents “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago” for Friends of the Chicago Portgage on March 7th

Please join the Friends of the Chicago Portage on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, for the 3rd in their “Women of Early Chicago” series for 2015, “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago!!” Ann Durkin Keating, professor of history at North … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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RU Forum on Uses and Abuses of TIF at Chicago Campus on Feb 18th

Roosevelt University will host a forum on the uses and abuses of Tax Increment Financing in Chicago from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in room 418 of the University’s Wabash Building, 425 South Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

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Should Obama Library Be Built in a Public Parkland? Chicago Park District Says Yes

According to this AP report posted by Chicago Public Radio WBEZ this morning, the Chicago Park District has given the green light to the city’s potential acquisition of parkland on the South Side for the site of the proposed Obama presidential … Continue reading

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IL Gov Bruce Rauner’s Appointments to Lead Dept of Ag, IL EPA, and IDNR a Mixed Bag

Newly installed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a point during his election campaign in 2014 of promising that he’d appoint true professionals to his administration who actually know something about the agencies they run, instead of merely bringing in politically … Continue reading

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