Good morning, Chicago.
Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the Education Amendment Act into law, which included a clause barring discrimination based on sex in any education program or activity that received federal aid.
Now known simply as Title IX, it has become the most influential law on the women’s sport. But its 37 words would have no meaning without the women who applied them, fought against their opponents and inspired generations of athletes.
This spring, a team of Greeley Tribune women set out to find out more about some of those women.
Even when the women’s sport was suppressed and sometimes banned outright, with their teams relocated to smaller gyms and paid less money, millions of girls And women have made sports a part of their lives. These are some of those women.
As part of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, hear from the women who led the region’s sporting programs through major changes in the 1970s. He recently told the Tribune reflecting on his teams’ journey and challenges – but also remaining room for improvement. And see a timeline of key events during, before, and after the 1972 passage of the landmark US law known as Title IX.
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In what seemed like a potential presidential candidate, former Vice President Mike Pence argued Monday that the country’s economic woes were almost entirely the result of Democratic President Joe Biden’s policies, and told an audience at the University Club of Chicago that Without change, Americans will “change” leadership very soon. ,
Speaking for about 40 minutes in front of a few hundred people in an ornate hall, Pence spoke of the economic successes of the “Trump-Pence administration”, but no direct reference to the man he served under former President Donald Trump. Reference not given. Nor did he say anything about Trump’s efforts to bolster the outcome of the 2020 election that led to the January 6, 2021 uprising at the Capitol, where rioters shouted “Hang Mike Pence” slogans.
About half a dozen families were already waiting Monday morning in the parking lot of Rana-Reagan Pharmacy in Bloomingdale’s.
Co-owner Bhavna Modi told families that there is no COVID-19 vaccine for young children yet, and they can test later. But he insisted on waiting. A cooler was also brought along with the food for some days.
“He said he didn’t mind waiting,” Modi said. “It’s very sentimental. They say their kids will be able to go to summer school and visit their grandparents.”
His patience was soon rewarded.
Former state Sen. Thomas Colerton is facing a possible federal prison sentence today for pocketing more than a quarter million dollars in pay and benefits from the Teamsters union despite working little or no work.
Cullerton, 52, a Democrat from Villa Park, pleaded guilty to embezzlement in March, two weeks after abruptly resigning. Prosecutors have asked for a prison sentence of up to 18 months, while their lawyers have requested a period of probation. Colerton is one of seven former members of the Illinois General Assembly who have been charged with federal crimes during that time.
Biologists have been working for three decades on a recovery project for the Illinois-endangered blending turtle, whose numbers were declining due to an increase in predators and habitat destruction. Now the species faces a new threat: a fungal disease that eats through the shell causing the Swiss cheese effect.
Recently, three wild bland tortoises in northeastern Illinois tested positive for the fungus. Chicago-area facilities that raised the turtles before they were released into the wild also learned that the water in the tubs of 40% of their habitats contained fungi.
Paul Sullivan of the Tribune writes, “Throughout the years, Cubs owners have relied on fans oblivious to the team’s failures on the field, knowing that no matter how bad it is, there will always be young fans looking for a party atmosphere.”
The Qupies have replaced the Yuppies, but the song remains the same. Bleachers are part of Wrigley Field, but game viewing is not mandatory.
A prime location on Randolph Street in the West Loop that has been vacant for two years is showing signs of life. The former Bar Hunter Space has been converted into Nisos Mediterranean, a sprawling two-story, 9,000-square-foot restaurant. It will be inaugurated on 8th July.
Along with serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Evgeria Stapaki is importing about 40% of the food from the region. “I’m getting all the fish from the Aegean Sea,” she said. “It would be caught in the morning, flown over here, and the next morning, it would be in my kitchen.”