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Is Chicago or New York Home to the First Skyscraper in the United States?
10|05|2017

Is Chicago or New York Home to the First Skyscraper in the United States?

  Chicago is considered home to the first skyscraper in the United States. The Home Insurance Building was supported by a revolutionary steel frame in 1885 after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed parts of our city. It didn’t take Manhattan long to claim the steel-framed high-rise as its own, but the skyscraper boom began in…

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Chicago’s Lena Waithe Makes History with Her Emmy For “Master of None”
09|18|2017

Chicago’s Lena Waithe Makes History with Her Emmy For “Master of None”

  Chicago native, graduate of our beloved Columbia College Chicago Lena Waithe, star of “Master of None,” became the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Sunday night during the 69th Emmy Awards, our Chicagoan won the award along with co-star and the Netflix show’s creator, Aziz Ansari.…

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