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ANALYSIS: Clinton clear winner as Trump takes bait

ANALYSIS: Clinton clear winner as Trump takes bait

Brenden Moore

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

After a September swoon that saw her once-commanding lead shrivel to a virtual tie, the pressure was on Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton tonight to put in a strong debate performance against GOP nominee Donald Trump. With a couple of assists from Trump, Clinton met the expectations game and...

Fact Checking the debate

Fact Checking the debate

Rachel Hinton

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

The first presidential debate between major party candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aired Monday night after months of build up. The two-hour long debate provided the candidates the opportunity to talk about their policies, their differences and why they should be elected Nov. 8. Here’s...

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

The DePaulia

September 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News, Politics

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CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

Danielle Harris

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a longstanding dicey reputation with residents of the city, but the fatal shooting of 17-year- old Laquan McDonald brought decades of mounting resentment and distrust to a head. Contradicting initial reports from officers at the scene claimed McDonald was walk...

Fatal police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma draw protests

Fatal police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma draw protests

Jeffrey Collins (Associated Press)

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Police officers gave a black man multiple warnings to drop a handgun before one of the officers opened fire and killed him, Charlotte, North Carolina's police chief said Wednesday, hours after protesters and police clashed in unrest that saw tractor-trailers looted and set on fire. Read More &raqu...

The legacy of anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly

The legacy of anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly

Danielle Harris

September 18, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Published in 1963, Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” is commonly attributed as sparking the feminist movement of the 1960s and '70s. Read More »...

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Nicholas Oviatt

September 18, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has Native American tribes and environmental activists up in arms. Read More »...

Chicago homicides reach 500, more than New York, Los Angeles combined

Chicago homicides reach 500, more than New York, Los Angeles combined

Rachel Hinton

September 11, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

So far this year, in the various enclaves and neighborhoods of Chicago, 435 people have been shot and killed. In 2015, according to DNAInfo’s Chicago Murders timeline, the total number of murders was 493. Read More »...

Gun violence a daily struggle for residents on city’s South and West sides, an afterthought for students on Lincoln Park, Loop campuses

Gun violence a daily struggle for residents on city’s South and West sides, an afterthought for students on Lincoln Park, Loop campuses

Danielle Harris

September 11, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Gun violence in Chicago has become a national topic of discussion during the past few weeks following the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, and the city’s 500th homicide occurring over Labor Day weekend. Read More »...

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump’s immigration policy

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump’s immigration policy

Associated Press

August 29, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally. The speech, posted in a Tweet late Sunday,...

Chicago set to surpass 2015 murder rate

Chicago set to surpass 2015 murder rate

Rachel Hinton

August 17, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

So far this year, in the various neighborhoods of Chicago, 440 people have been shot and killed. In 2015, according to DNAInfo’s Chicago Murders timeline, the total number of murders was 493. Those who survive — a 3-year-old boy who witnessed his grandfather’s murder and attributed it to fire...

Jackson Park receives presidential library

Jackson Park receives presidential library

Associated Press

July 30, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Obama Foundation formally announced Friday that Chicago's Jackson Park will be home to Barack Obama's presidential library. "Michelle and I are thrilled that the Obama Presidential Center will be developed in the heart of Chicago's South Side, a community we call home and that means the w...

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