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Chicago’s sidewalk laws in need of repair

Chicago’s sidewalk laws in need of repair

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018


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Last week Chicago property owners eagerly signed up to help pay for sidewalk repair that, depending on who you ask, may or may not be their responsibility. Chicago’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program started to entice property owners to split the cost of sidewalk repair with the ...

Students take to making memes to air grievances about university

Students take to making memes to air grievances about university

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

January 16, 2018


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Students are making memes and posting them to Facebook groups specific to DePaul memes. Although the meme pages started as a tongue-in-cheek way to make jokes about DePaul life and culture, they have become a forum for students to comment on and express frustrations with different aspects of the unive...

Report: Illinois’ aging nuclear reactors have been ignoring regulators

Report: Illinois’ aging nuclear reactors have been ignoring regulators

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 16, 2018


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There is an invisible, looming threat lurking alongside Illinois’ rivers and lakes. Nuclear power plants that have outdated backup power systems and are vulnerable to flooding, but the state’s nuclear reactors have been ignoring years of warnings, according to a Better Government Association (BGA) ...

DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally

DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018


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The pro-life minority felt like the majority on Sunday. On a cold afternoon, thousands gathered at The Federal Plaza to give a voice to those, that they say, can’t speak for themselves. Though many see the annual March For Life rally as an anti-abortion rally, those in attendance consider it a celeb...

End of holiday season, bitter cold causes shakeups at retailers

End of holiday season, bitter cold causes shakeups at retailers

Caitlyn Bilow, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Single-digit temperatures are keeping shoppers in their homes and out of stores, causing cuts to retail employees’ shifts, and in extreme situations, termination. As expected after the holiday rush, brick-and-mortar retail stores typically see a dramatic drop in sales. Throw bone-chilling temperatur...

Deep Games Lab builds video games to treat mental illness

Deep Games Lab builds video games to treat mental illness

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 16, 2018


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On the fifth floor of the Daley Center, Associate Professor Doris Rusch and her game design students in the Deep Games Lab toil away, trying to find new ways to use video games as a tool for good, defying the stereotype often ascribed to them that they are just a method for wasting time. Rusch and h...

State senator draws high numbers for weed symposium

State senator draws high numbers for weed symposium

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Recreational marijuana legalization was center stage in the Levan Center during Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP)  jam-packed symposium in which they hosted Heather Steans, one of the state senators who cosponsored the senate bill that would, if passed, legalize recreational marijuana in...

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


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With the beginning of a new year comes the inauguration of more than 100 new laws in Illinois. The Statehouse is often out of sight and out of mind for a lot of people, but the laws it signs are of equal consequence as those passed by the Federal legislatures. The laws passed cover dozens of topics from...

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Elon Musk wants to take a whack at solving one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most pressing transportation concerns. After meeting with Chicago’s then-deputy mayor Steve Koch in Los Angeles, Musk tweeted to his followers that his tunneling company – ironically named the Boring Company – would “c...

CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


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Taxes will be on the rise for Chicago residents in 2018 since the Chicago Public School (CPS) system will hike up taxes to $225 million to help teachers with their pensions.  In a press release, former-CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, who resigned from his position in December, lauded the legislators wh...

Demons freeze on first days back

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Although the early stages of winter were fairly mild, temperatures have been unusually low since Christmas, even for Chicago. Students have had to bust out their warmest winter clothing to combat the sub-zero temperatures. Extremely cold winters can be even more challenging for out of state students from...

Early morning sprinkler forces residents out of Seton Hall

Early morning sprinkler forces residents out of Seton Hall

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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In the frigid early hours on Thursday, residents of Seton Hall awoke to alarms. At 6 a.m., students shuffled down the stairways as cascading streams of water nipped at their ankles. The incident caused quite a commotion and the building had to be completely evacuated. Director of Housing Services Rick More...

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