Top 10 Interesting Tourist Attractions in Chicago

(Image via The Chicago Tribune)

Chicago is home to an immense amount of attractions that draw in tourists from all over the world. As of 2018, Chicago was ranked by Conde Nast Traveler in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards, to be named the number one city of U.S travel destinations. With Chicago containing a diverse population, it’s well-known attractions are meant for everyone to come and enjoy. Even if you’ve been living in Chicago for years, check out this map and check off things you’re still yet to do. Sometimes, it’s okay to be a tourist in your own city!


The Fight Between Chicago’s Weather VS Chicago Public School and American Influence on Immigration

CPS/Chicago Weather: Schools all over the Chicagoland area close in response to life-threatening temperature levels. All schools apart of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) were announced to be closed Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of January. With wind chills dropping to a comparison of a low 50 below zero, CPS had no choice but to prioritize student’s safety.

Wind Chill Forecast for January 30th, 2018.

Following that, Chicago weather is shown to expect snow, sleet and freezing rain starting on Monday, going into Wednesday. Counties like Cook, DeKalb, DuPage and Kane are shown to involve ice having an affect on travelors. Roads will be impacted by freezing rain and a mix of snow, increasing the dangers to commuters going to and from locations.

Chicago Weather overall has a higher audience than Chicago Public Schools. It however, comes to no surprise that they have similar trend rates. “Chicago Weather” is a common search term as we are going to continue facing mixed signals from what the weather exactly wants from us! In result, as temperatures continue to fall and the weather continues to affect our every day lives, Chicago Public Schools will be there to operate accordingly based on Chicago Weather.

Interest in CPS has gone up accordingly to interest in Chicago Weather around January 24th and January 28th to the 29th. With record breaking wind chills during that last week of January, CPS is seen to increase significantly in trends and continue to level off back to an average search amount. While “Chicago Weather” continues to stay a relevant search term, it is seen to increase immensely around that period of January 28th to the 29th and continue to stay highly relevant for the next couple of days, before dropping down to a lower average around February 3rd.

Trend comparison between CPS and Chicago Weather can be predicted to increase in unison as the weather continues to worsen throughout the month of February. Fingers crossed from a fellow UIC student (who also commutes), that we have more snow days.

American Influence on Immigration: Donald Trump, our 45th president, is seen to be a frequent trending topic all across news platforms and social media. However, it is seen on February 4th that lyrical genius, 21 Savage, surpasses Donald Trump on trend data.

Shockingly enough, “Immigration” is not as quite a popular trending topic as Trump has been the entire month of January. But trend rate is shown to increase a bit more around the time 21 Savage gains popularity with his relevancy across the United States.

Congress has authorized a total of 40,000 undocumented immigrants to be held by ICE, but as of Febuary 6th according to the Senate Appropriations Committee, 49,057 immigrants are being held in ICE detention facilities. As it is shown in the Google Trends graph, the field of study of “Immigration” is starting to slightly increase as more news and attention is being brought upon about immigration. Along with Donald Trump, as he hits a sharp peak around the first week of February as he continues to share his opinions on platforms throughout, mainly Twitter.

Trump and the Trump Administration wants to increase federal funding to help provide room for 52,000 detention beds while democrats want to take it from 40,000 to a possible 35,500. Rapper, 21 Savage, reaches a high in peak of trends around February 3rd as he has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta amid discovering he has over stayed his visa and is actually a United Kingdom resident. Ties with how ICE treats immigrants and how they go about things starts a peak in curiosity with Americans all over the United States as increases the “immigration” search trend.

There is definitely a high correlation between how certain Americans play a role in society, and how what they have to say can affect highly what other Americans take interest in. Donald Trump has a large following and has impacted who and why a certain group of individuals have voted for him to be president based on his claims to “make America great again”. Similar to 21 Savage, who’s arrest peaked interest with American’s wanting to learn more about ICE and immigration and how someone can live in America for over 12 years, but still be taken back to their own country. No matter your amount of time in the US, famous or not, ICE will not allow you to stay and 21 Savages arrest has opened the eyes of many, as Donald Trump has caused a majority of many, to just roll.

Quinn: MAP Grants Critical For Low-Income Students


Pat Quinn photo
Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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