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Music, sports and data UIC Grad 2017 Searching Freelance writing opportunities in Chicago.

Aqueous returns to Chicago’s Lincoln Hall: 11/16/2017

By Stephen Ruiz Groove rock juggernaut and improvisation specialists, Aqueous, are launching into their 2017 Fall tour Tuesday, October 24th, in Wilmington, North Carolina. A lengthy 26-date tour that runs through December, with New Years’ performances at the Fillmore in Denver, and … Continue reading

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Economic Downturn and Potential of Bridgeport, Chicago

Ramova Theatre, out of business since 1985. Photo by Lauren Yard By Alheli Garcia, Stephen Ruiz, and Lauren Yard Bridgeport, a community of nearly 32,000 people located on the South Side, is known for its blue and white collar workmanship and … Continue reading

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Google Earth Pro Video: 10 Rockin’ Concert Venues Across the USA

By Stephen Ruiz From coast-to-coast, America is filled with historic landmarks and scenic locations sure to take your breath away. Resting amongst these sites are numerous mind-blowing concert venues, from outdoor amphitheaters burrowed in the mountains to stunning indoor spaces … Continue reading

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Craft Beer Breweries: Indiana

By Stephen Ruiz This infographic details Indiana’s craft beer market. Ranking 15th in the nation, Indiana currently has 115 craft breweries. The Brewers Association reveals Indiana nearly tripling in breweries since 2011. Because of this, Indiana currently ranks 27th in the United States … Continue reading

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Graphic: Chicago Homicides by Year (1990-2016)

By Stephen Ruiz This graph illustrates the number of homicides in Chicago from 1990-2016. The figures were relatively consistent between 450-550 homicides per year from 2004-2014, but have been on the rise the last 2 years.

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An Overview of FIFA World Cup Moments

By Stephen Ruiz This timeline recapitulates several significant moments throughout the history of the FIFA World Cup. Although the game of soccer, or “football” as it is known across the majority of the world, can be traced back thousands of years, … Continue reading

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CDC Report: America’s 10 Cities Dealing With A Drinking Problem

By Stephen Ruiz This interactive map utilizes data taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) prepared by Men’s Health Magazine to show the prevalence of drinking problems in American cities. Interestingly, zero cities on the East Coast were listed in … Continue reading

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