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  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Politics

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Politics

    Every year, the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates the heritage and culture of Ireland and Irish-Americans complete with large-scale performances and appearances from local businesses. The parade attracts thousands of spectators from many communities all eager to join in on the celebrations as they watch the parade. It’s also a “can’t miss” stop for politicians, particularly during election years. Illinois is in the midst of a hotly contested gubernatorial primary, with six Democrat candidates vying to oust Republican incumbent … Continue reading

  • Call for Media Burn artists-in-residence

    Call for Media Burn artists-in-residence

    Are you an artist who still has work languishing on deteriorating videotape? Apply to take part in the new Media Burn Artist-in-Residence program! Two artists-in-residence will be selected for 2018. They will receive: –15 of their videotapes restored and digitized by Media Burn Archive, a leader in archival preservation. (Estimated retail value: $1,125-$2,175) –The 15 tapes will be stored in perpetuity in our vault and the digital files available for free public viewing at Our collection has been viewed … Continue reading


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