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CTA set to extend its rail service to the South Suburbs of Chicago.

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A wave of brutal attacks in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area rattles the community.

By Rhonda Alexander For two months in the summer of 2009, Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood became the target of several muggings. The neighborhood with the reputation for housing college students, the upwardly mobile and the wealthy was the area where a series of personal robberies and beatings took place. All seven victims shared key demographics. … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Journalist Andrew Huff turns hometown pride into profit

By Rhonda Alexander Andrew Huff, Editor and Publisher of Gapers Block, a Chicago-based blog is generating more than interest, he is generating revenue. With the upcoming changes that are coming to the site and the grant money he recently landed, Huff is poised for the next level of success. “These days writers have to create their … Continue reading

What makes for a good journalist today?

The article on the Mashable website that discussed knowing how to multi-task was insightful as it discussed the various ways a journalist could stay relevant. Being an Entrepreneur, a programmer (of sorts) and, being open to experimenting by knowing which platform was the best one to use depending on the information needing to be disseminated, … Continue reading


Written by Rhonda Alexander, MS (and current MA candidate) of DePaul University. I am passionate about writing and all things social media. I'm primarily self-taught in a lot of the various aspects of social media and I really enjoy learning about the different methods that are coming to the forefront for individuals to be able to connect with one another.