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Photos: Great Chicago Fire Festival

Photos: Great Chicago Fire Festival

Josh Leff

October 5, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

  [slideshow_deploy id='4340'] The Great Chicago Fire Festival ignited at the Chicago River Saturday, Oct. 4. Photos by Josh Leff / The DePaulia....

Poll: Chicago continues to battle unsafe perception

Poll: Chicago continues to battle unsafe perception

Marc Filippino

September 28, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

It’s not the streets of Los Angeles or New York that make people nervous anymore. The majority of Americans now believe Chicago to be the most dangerous city in the country, according to recent data. Earlier this month, research and consulting group YouGov published a poll that shows 53 percent...

DePaul political groups prepare for November with voter registration

Brenden Moore

September 28, 2014


Filed under Campus News, Election 2014, News

Voter registration drives will be taking place on campus as several Democratic and Republican groups prepare for the hotly-contested mid-term elections in November. While Illinois is solidly blue nationally, the state has a close race for governor currently in progress with most polls showing incumbent...

AP: Illinois among highest campaign spending

The Associated Press and Sarah Burnett

September 28, 2014


Filed under Election 2014, News

CHICAGO (AP) — If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there’s concrete proof. Fueled by a neck-and-neck contest for governor including a wealthy Republican candidate with money to burn, Illinois has seen a roughly 30 percent incre...

Fioretti announces run for mayor, criticizes Emanuel

Fioretti announces run for  mayor, criticizes Emanuel

Brenden Moore

September 21, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

The mayor’s race has heated up in the past few weeks as Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his bid to unseat incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The second ward alderman made his announcement in front of a crowd of supporters in the gymnasium of East West University in the South Loop. He wasted no time going after ...

Lincoln Park crime increases in August

Lincoln Park crime increases in August

Rachel Hinton

September 15, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Despite much of the coverage of crime in August focused on the city’s South and West sides, 14 violent crimes were reported last month in Lincoln Park, eight of which were robberies. Read More »...

Chicago minimum wage change in order for October

Chicago minimum wage change in order for October

Brenden Moore

September 15, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for employees of contractors and subcontractors doing business with the city. Read More »...

DePaul student Tyler Solorio runs for alderman

DePaul student Tyler Solorio runs for alderman

Amanda Crane

September 15, 2014


Filed under Campus News, Metro, News

DePaul student Tyler Solorio, 25, will be running for 33rd Ward Alderman in February 2015 which encompasses the Albany Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. Read More »...

Chicago Police considers use of body cameras

Chicago Police considers use of body cameras

Amanda Crane

September 15, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago police spokesman Marty Maloney told the Chicago Tribune that the police department is considering testing the use of body cameras on its officers. The department stated it has started looking into a pilot program, but Maloney insists that there are no solid plans in place at this time. ...

Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West with Millenium Park parade

Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West with Millenium Park parade

Matthew Paras

August 27, 2014


Filed under Metro, Sports

For Jay Readey, the best way to spend time with his 11-year-old son is through baseball. When he’s not an adjunct professor at DePaul or a civil rights lawyer, Readey is the coach to his son’s little league team. So when Readey took a vacation in the middle of August, the natural destination ...

Protesters arrested Wednesday rallying against Boeing’s business partnership with Israel

Protesters arrested Wednesday rallying against Boeing’s business partnership with Israel

Megan Deppen

July 17, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Four to six protesters were arrested for civil disobedience Wednesday after playing dead in the lobby of the Boeing Company downtown to protest Boeing's business partnership with Israel. In fake-blood spattered t-shirts, protesters "died-in" --a grim spin on the traditional sit-in-- for approximately 20-30 minutes ...

Gaza violence hits home in Chicago

Megan Deppen

July 15, 2014


Filed under Metro, Nation & World

"Free, free Palestine! Free, free Palestine!" Hundreds of protesters, donned in black and white checkered scarves called Keffiyeh, rumbled into Federal Plaza Wednesday, calling for the U.S. to end its military aid to Israel in the midst of renewed airstrike attacks on the Palestinian territory in...

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