Seven of Chicago’s Popular Haunted Locations

By Teodora Marinescu and Elizabeth Stalter

Chicago is famously known for its sports teams, deep dish pizza, great hot dogs and fascinating architecture. However, the city is also home to an array of paranormal myths and legends that envelop it in a veil of mystery and darkness.

In 2012 USA Today ranked Chicago among the most haunted cities in the United States. While every city has its own paranormal folklore, the Windy City’s dark past, filled with catastrophic events such as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Eastland Disaster, murderous mob wars and the horrendous crimes of serial killer H.H. Holmes, sets it apart.

“Chicago is one of those cities that has experienced an extraordinary amount of tragedy, which leads people to believe that the city itself is cursed,” said Rick Hale, a paranormal author and psychical researcher based in Chicago. Continue reading


Chicago: 2018 Halloween Haunted Houses

The spooky season is upon us, and with the drop in temperature comes a peak in interest in all things paranormal and supernatural. If you’re one of those looking for a haunted adventure this season you’ve come to the right blog. Continue reading

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Elon Musk is the billionaire to watch, and many people in the United States (US) have been watching, especially since his launch of SpaceX in 2002. Continue reading

Quinn: MAP grants critical to low-income students

Governor Pat Quinn Talks about MAP Grants

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


By Bob Smith

Originally published in 2012. Re-edited 2018 for Digital Journalism, a course, taught at The University of Illinois in Chicago.

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, in his address to the student body.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

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