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Lakeview community members say beloved principal firing highlights CPS problems

Lakeview community members say beloved principal firing highlights CPS problems

Aiden Kent

April 26, 2016


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Chad Cooper was on spring break with his kids when his teenage son ripped the headphones from his ears and announced that his old Blaine Elementary School principal, Troy LaRaviere, had been fired. Read More »...

Old Finkl Steel site ripe for redevelopment

Old Finkl Steel site ripe for redevelopment

Jackson Danbeck

April 17, 2016


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The banks of the Chicago River have long been a heartland of industry, protected by laws to thwart real estate developers’ desire to build there. Read More »...

‘I’ll fight for every child’s education’: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

‘I’ll fight for every child’s education’: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

Jackson Danbeck

April 2, 2016


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Protests in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union at schools across Chicago climaxed at a massive rally and march downtown on Friday, where activists preached to a red-clad legion of thousands of teachers and their allies, waving anti-Rahm and Rauner banners to the fanfare of horns, drums and...

Lincoln Park High School teachers participate in 1-day walkout

Lincoln Park High School teachers participate in 1-day walkout

Antonio Serna Rosellini

April 1, 2016


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Educators protested peacefully outside Lincoln Park High School in one of many events across the city aimed at attracting the attention of those responsible for the state budget deficit. Read More »...

Despite optimism, Sanders fails to overcome Clinton

Despite optimism, Sanders fails to overcome Clinton

Matthew Paras

March 16, 2016


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It couldn’t have been more ironic, really. Read More »...

Kim Foxx promises to ‘turn the page’ after Cook County State’s Attorney nomination

Kim Foxx promises to ‘turn the page’ after Cook County State’s Attorney nomination

Emma Krupp

March 16, 2016


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Reform candidate Kim Foxx won the Democratic nomination for the Cook County state’s attorney race, following mass outrage over incumbent Anita Alvarez’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case. Read More »...

After a controversial year, Alvarez defeated by Foxx

Brenden Moore

March 15, 2016


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Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” blared from the speakers at the beginning of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s election night event, audible to the quiet, near-empty room filled mostly with press and campaign workers. Read More »...

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois Democratic primary

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois Democratic primary

Mariah Woelfel and Megan Deppen

March 15, 2016


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With a 50 percent win in Illinois, Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Illinois Democratic Primary. She finished the Tuesday primaries strong and strengthened her odds of becoming the democratic nominee for president.   Read More &r...

LIVE: 2016 Illinois primary

LIVE: 2016 Illinois primary

Brenden Moore, Kirsten Onsgard, Mariah Woelfel, Megan Deppen, Matthew Paras, and Emma Krupp

March 15, 2016


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Quick facts: What's at stake: 156 Democratic delegates, 69 Republican delegates. Who's ahead: Polls last month gave Clinton a wide lead, but more recently, they've varied, with some giving Sanders a lead. On the Republican side, Trump leads with Cruz in close second, according to YouGov. M...

Sanders addresses violence, income inequality at Chicago rally

Danielle Harris

March 15, 2016


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After campaign stops in Missouri, Ohio and North Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage March 14 around 11 p.m. at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Nearly 4,000 Sanders supporters attended the March 14 rally, where he addressed the importance of high voter turn...

Republican students fight for voice at DePaul

Republican students fight for voice at DePaul

Pat Mullane

February 28, 2016


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To be conservative at DePaul is to be in the few. Read More »...

Sanders highlights educational affordability at Chicago State University rally

Sanders highlights educational affordability at Chicago State University rally

Maddy Crozier

February 26, 2016


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Speaking to race and education disparities, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who seeks the Democratic Presidential nomination, spoke to several thousand people at a rally at Chicago State University (CSU) on Feb. 25. Read More »...

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