Around the web: A Chicago teacher heads to Africa on the NYT's dime, Maxwell St. Market moves again, and more | Bleader

Monday, April 30, 2007

Around the web: A Chicago teacher heads to Africa on the NYT's dime, Maxwell St. Market moves again, and more

Posted By on 04.30.07 at 12:04 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

* One of the two winners of the second annual Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest, in which students and teachers from around the country vie for an all-expenses-paid reporting assignment in Africa with the New York Times columnist, is a teacher from Westside Alternative High School, Will Okum.

* Saint Stanislaus finds inspiration in the Kennedy Expressway.

* Chicago Journal reports that the Maxwell Street market is on the move again and profiles new 32nd Ward alderman Scott Waguespack.

* The new issue of the Chicago Reporter is a moving look into the world of the children of criminals, like the son of a gang leader and a 14-year-old boy whose mother killed her estranged boyfriend. The cover story to which these profiles are tied finds social support for such kids greatly lacking.

* WFMT critic-at-large and Sun-Times contributor Andrew Patner has recorded a tribute to his late mentor, David Halberstam. Of interest: Halberstam also mentored Alex Kotlowitz and forced Patner and Kotlowitz to be friends.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Music
Drake, Migos United Center
August 17
Music
Cheick Hamala Diabate Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
August 17

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories