culture

A new mural honoring 20 women who have shaped Chicago arts and culture has been unveiled at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Local Church Embraces Hispanic Heritage

Oct 12, 2017
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A church in downtown Peoria is highlighting cultural contributions of the Hispanic community. First United Methodist Church’s Mariachi Night block party includes live performances and local food vendors.

WCTC Braiding Students Detangle Stereotypes

Apr 18, 2016
Denise Smith

Woodruff Career and Technical Center is expanding its course offerings. Next year, the school plans to add fire science and EMT pathways. 

Two years ago, Woodruff was one of the first schools in Illinois outside of Chicago to offer a course in hair braiding. The class allows high school students the ability to get a professional license after successfully completing 300 hours of practical experience.

Woodruff junior Arshiana Robinson-Walker says she first got interested in hair braiding long before she knew she could do it as a class.