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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...

Democrats push for referenda-heavy ballot this November, hope for increase in voter turnout

Democrats push for referenda-heavy ballot this November, hope for increase in voter turnout

Megan Deppen

July 9, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Yet another public advisory question has been added to Illinois' November ballot, lengthening the list of attempts by the current administration to appeal to voters in the country's unhappiest state. A week after the debated Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision favoring private companies' ability to decid...

Pride Parade draws in millions, celebrates Illinois same-sex marriage law

Pride Parade draws in millions, celebrates Illinois same-sex marriage law

Amanda Crane

July 6, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Last Sunday’s 45th Annual Chicago pride parade celebrated the city’s first parade since same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois this past February. The four-mile parade kicked off at noon at Montrose and Broadway and ended at Diversey and Sheridan. An estimate form the Chicago Police Department...

Rauner ads target moderate voters

Rauner ads target moderate voters

Megan Deppen

June 2, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Illinois Republican governor candidate, Bruce Rauner, targets Democrats and "on-the-fence" moderates in his fleet of campaign ads, hoping to win votes in the Chicago suburbs, according to one expert. Read More »...

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Danielle Harris

June 2, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

"Don’t get in a car with strangers.” While this collective guidance may seem like common sense, ridesharing companies were approved by the City Council on May 28 as being entirely legal in the city of Chicago. Ridesharing companies such as UberX, Sidecar and Lyft offer the same services as traditional...

Neighbors flood CTA open house for ‘Belmont Flyover’

Neighbors flood CTA open house for ‘Belmont Flyover’

Kyle Tyrrell

May 27, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

The CTA open house meeting for the Belmont Flyover Thursday night at the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St. was a like a beehive that just got shook. Everyone in the room was buzzing about the $320 million bypass plan that, if approved, would collect a federal Core Capacity subsidy and...

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