• La Maldita Vecindad Plays at Ruido Fest 2016

    By Jose Burgos | Posted July 23, 2016

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    On July 9th, Mexican rock band, La Maldita Vecindad, performed at Ruido Fest’s annual 3-day alternative Latin rock show at the Addams/Medill Park in Chicago. This year, the festival celebrated its second year since it’s formation in 2015. Sharing the stage with many other known Latin rock artists, like La Ley and Los Famosos Cadillacs, [...]

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  • Cicero brothers inspire on “The Biggest Loser”, talks community and motivation

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted February 22, 2016

    Luis Hernandez and Roberto Hernandez in 'The Biggest Loser'  Photo: Chris Haston/NBC

    Cicero natives are already winning big before the result are in for the grand finale for the 17th season of “The Biggest Loser”.   Twin brothers Roberto and Luis Hernandez have always been on the heavy side. Being active growing up by playing sports to even playing college level football the Hernandez brothers have been [...]

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  • Vérité carves own path to Lollapalooza

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted August 5, 2015

    Vérité at Lollapalooza. Photo by Jesus J. Montero

      New York-based singer-songwriter Kelsey Byrne, better known as Vérité, made her presence known on Sunday over Lollapalooza weekend. With two fairly successful EPs under her belt, “Echo” and “Sentiment,” Vérité is set to make her mark in today’s pop music.   Byrne’s newly found fame is something she has had to get used to [...]

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  • SirenXX makes Lollapalooza debut

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted August 5, 2015

    SirenXX at Lollapalooza. Photo by Jesus J. Montero

      Longtime Los Angeles friends Skyler Stonestreet and Kat Ostenberg formed SirenXX in early 2014. Although their Lollapalooza debut was cut short due to the Sunday’s severe weather, SirenXX’s performance was filled with energy with unique vocals and heavy pop melodies.   Shortly after forming, SirenXX released their first single “I Think I Like You,” [...]

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  • School of Rock Allstars team up to rock Lollapalooza

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted August 4, 2015

    School of Rock Allstars (L to R: Madison Ogden, Hannah Potler, and Tebby Cole.) Photo by Jesus J. Montero

      With schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, the School of Rock’s main mission is to bring music education to young people. The School of Rock network is the largest after-school music program in the United States. Their School of Rock Allstars represented the school by performing at Lollapalooza on the [...]

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  • Light.Em.Up illuminates Lollapalooza

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted August 4, 2015

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      Lollapalooza saw a handful of acts that call Chicago home, and Light.Em.Up is one of them. Made up of longtime resident DJs Zebo and PHNM, Light.Em.Up took the Palladia Stage on Saturday.   Colin Rebey, better known as PHNM, has performed almost everywhere in Chicago in just a short amount of time. After setting [...]

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  • UPDATE: President search for Morton College

    By Arielle Vega | Posted July 29, 2015

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    The Collegian first broke news about President Grove resigning as the President of the college earlier this month. Following the news that President Dana Grove has resigned, the Board of Trustees provided an update on the president search that is currently underway at the July Board Meeting. The previous search for the new college president led to the [...]

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  • Breaking: Dana Grove resigns as Morton College president

    By Jesus J Montero | Posted June 18, 2015

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    On Monday morning an email was sent on behalf of the Morton College Board of Trustees informing the staff and faculty of President Dana Grove’s resignation.     At the next regular Board of Trustee meeting, the Board of Trustees will officially receive and acknowledge Grove’s resignation. At that time, a plan will be outlined [...]

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