10 of Chicago’s Oldest and Most Prominent Cemeteries

Chicago has a rich and interesting past when it comes to burying and digging up it’s deceased.  Chicago and the Chicago-land area’s cemeteries are the resting places of many famous people including Muddy Waters, Al Capone, and Emmet Till, just to name a few.  In addition to the rich burial history, many of the cemeteries themselves are thought to be haunted and even cursed by old spirits.  And aside from the gravesites and hauntings, many of the cemeteries are known for their scenic landscapes, famous architecture, and beautiful mausoleums and headstones.



The Kardashians’ Search Interest on Google Trends

Kim Kardashian Posts Photo of Hair in Cornrows

Months after being slammed for appearing skin tones darker for her KKW beauty line promo, the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s star took to social media today posting photos of her hair in braids while referencing Bo Derek, whom famously wore cornrows in the 1979 film, 10.  In response, people have taken to Twitter to criticize the reality TV star turned beauty mogul over the cultural appropriation of the hairstyle.

According to Google Trends analysis on Kim Kardashian, Bo Derek, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it appears that the topic gained initial search interest after Kim Kardashian posted the first controversial photo on her Snapchat.  As you follow the interest over time graph on Google Trends, you can see that there is a positive correlation between the rise in news articles and search interest.  Moreover, search interest by subregion in the United States indicates that it is anything short of a trending topic with 48 out of the 50 states showing at least a 55 out of 100 on the search interest scale.

Some of the trending queries displayed on Google Trends include Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, and Amber Rose.

Kylie Jenner Pregnancy vs. Khloe Kardashian Pregnancy via Google Trends

With the increase of speculation over Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and sister, Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement with boyfriend Tristan Thompson- the two reality TV star sisters have been the topic of interest in the news and on social media.  Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy speculation started in September after rumors emerged that the makeup mogul was in hiding due to pregnancy, thus spurring search interest.  Shortly after, entrepreneur, Khloe Kardashian, had similar rumors begin to emerge- also causing a spark in search interest.

Although the two sisters are both extremely prominent in the public eye and in the tabloids, according to Google Trends analysis on the comparison between Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy, search interest over Kylie Jenner’s Pregnancy dominates that over sister Khloe’s.

As the graphics on Google Trends show: search interest regarding Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy has stayed fairly moderate since initial rumors, with the largest spike in search interest peaking at a humble 25 out of 100 when her pregnancy was officially announced in December.  On the contrary, Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy search interest displays two extreme spikes in interest on the graph.  Both spikes peak well over 25, the first at 92 and the second hitting the 100 cap.  The first occurred shortly after rumors began and the second started just a few days ago as suspicious pictures and new information surfaced regarding her possible pregnancy.

Overall, search interest in Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy trumps that of Khloe Kardashians by a landslide.  Not only is the search interest in Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy more popular but Google Trends shows that is more widespread as well-  occurring in more countries and at a higher volume.

Gov. Pat Quinn talks MAP Grants

Pat Quinn photo

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

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org. It’s been repurposed with permission for this assignment:

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

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

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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