Kyla Gardner

Religious tolerance, freedom promoted at Sikh candlelight vigil (Photos)

The Chicago Reporter

As hundreds flooded into the Palatine Sikh Gurdwara, or temple, Monday night, all being required to remove their shoes and cover their heads, those of other faiths were identifiable by one thing: the educational pamphlets they had picked up on their way in. 

Interfaith religious tolerance was a message returned to again and again Monday night, as speakers offered their prayers for the six victims in the Sunday Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting. The candlelight vigil, held by the Sikh Religious Society, 1280 W. Winnetka St., welcomed people of all faiths to share in the sorrow and learn about Sikh culture and customs. 

Red Line closure will hit local businesses, employees hard

Kyla Gardner | The Chicago Reporter

The Chicago Transit Authority says its spring 2013 closure of nine Red Line stations – from Cermak/Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan – will create hundreds of jobs for construction workers and bus drivers. But what it’s not talking about is the impact this five-month project will have on the workers who earn their livings near the... 

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