As a Muslim kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1990s, I had a really strong interest in astronomy. That's because my holidays off from school, which are the greatest reprieve for any child, followed a lunar cycle.
Over the years, Jose Garcia's life has collided with some of Chicago's biggest school reform efforts, including a recent teacher training effort that has him teaching at his old high school. Will he make it?
Early skyscrapers were a uniquely American creation. More specifically, they were a Chicago innovation. But China has now taken the lead when it comes to building the world's newest and tallest skyscrapers. Now, for its newest skyscrapers, China's turning to Chicago for some help.
Marco Antonio Tabin Garcia has never left Guatemala. When he was younger, he considered moving to the United States. But he decided against it and instead taught Spanish at a local school in Antigua for over 20 years. But in the past few years, he's found a way to make a better living, by teaching Spanish lessons over Skype.
The surge of donations in the memory of one of the victims from Tuesday's shooting will enable a medical group to open two more dental clinics for Syrian refugees. They will be named after the husband-and-wife dental students who were slain near the University of North Carolina campus.
Bluegrass covers of pop and rock music abound abound. But none have quite the back story of The Henhouse Prowlers' version of "Chop My Money,"a cover of a Nigerian hip-hop mega-hit that created a frenzy in the country when the band toured there this summer.
As immigration reform continues to percolate, some states and communities are taking measures of their own. In California, the state senate approved a bill that, if it becomes law, would prohibit local agencies from working with a specific federal immigration program.
With Congress poised to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, some are worried about what will be left out. In particular, there's concern that a policy overhaul might eliminate some categories of family visas.