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DePaul, city announce economic partnership

DePaul, city announce economic partnership

Jessica Villagomez

January 20, 2016


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DePaul is one of eight Chicago universities that signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Chicago, outlining investments between universities and the city totaling over $2.5 billion. Read More »...

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Manny Ramos

January 13, 2016


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Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) held a town hall meeting on Chicago’s West Side Jan. 9 to discuss the progression of a bill that could lead to the recall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ford was accompanied with other sponsors of the bill along with more than 100 community members who support the recall efforts....

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

Kyle Woosley

January 10, 2016


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Marching on Michigan Avenue during Black Friday, blocking traffic at major downtown intersections and disrupting restaurants in Lincoln Park and Wicker Park are just some of the tactics being used by protesters trying to draw attention to police brutality and socioeconomic issues in South Side areas of Chicago. Read More &raq...

DePaul reports $43 million in budget surplus

DePaul reports $43 million in budget surplus

Brenden Moore

January 10, 2016


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DePaul reported more than $43 million in operating income in fiscal year 2014-2015, budget documents reveal. The significant surplus comes as the university projects thin operating margins amid enrollment declines in the years to come. Read More »...

Loop Link connects congested downtown with rapid transit bus

Loop Link connects congested downtown with rapid transit bus

Sarah Luyengi

January 8, 2016


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Relying on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has never been easy—reroutes, construction zones and tracking issues make traveling on public transportation overcrowded. Loop Link, a new bus rapid transit program, the program hopes to make commuting around the city faster and more efficient. According to the CTA, Loop Link is ...

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Brenden Moore

December 9, 2015


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Protesters marched through the Loop, up the Magnificent Mile and down the Gold Coast Wednesday as they called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in wake of the fallout surrounding the release of the video showing 17-year old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by white Ch...

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Rachel Hinton

December 9, 2015


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In a special meeting Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed aldermen, police and the public about the Chicago Police Department, the new task force and plans for moving forward. After the meeting, demonstrators responded to Emanuel’s message, chanting for his resignation and the resignation of Anita Al...

Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald shooting in City Council speech

Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald shooting in City Council speech

Kirsten Onsgard

December 9, 2015


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Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered an apology for the 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald in a City Council speech Wednesday.  The mayor and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez have come under fire for their handling of the case, which recently resulted in murder charges for Officer Jason Van Dyke. Read More »...

Syrian students rally for refugee acceptance

Syrian students rally for refugee acceptance

Jack Higgins

December 7, 2015


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Protesters rallied outside the James R. Thompson Center Sunday to voice their opposition to Governor Rauner’s call to stop Syrian refugees from entering Illinois. Read More »...

Protests for justice in Laquan McDonald case continue Saturday

Protests for justice in Laquan McDonald case continue Saturday

Rachel Hinton

December 5, 2015


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Only a few blocks away from Michigan Avenue, where protesters blocked stores and streets on Black Friday, a modest crowd of protesters gathered at State Street and Jackson Avenue continuing to chant for justice Saturday. Read More »...

Homeless find refuge in Lincoln Park

Homeless find refuge in Lincoln Park

Jackson Danbeck

December 2, 2015


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Tyrone Alexander walked down the street, restlessly jumping on top of every passing curb. When he was a young man, Alexander ran away to similar streets to escape hostile parents back home. He then joined the Marine Corps as an engineer for 11 years, but after “becoming sick in the mind,” as he called it, he left t...

Laquan McDonald remembered at prayer vigil Monday

Laquan McDonald remembered at prayer vigil Monday

Geoff Stellfox

December 1, 2015


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Despite forecasts of heavy rain, hundreds of Chicagoans attended Monday night’s prayer vigil for Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old Chicagoan who was shot 16 times by police in October 2014. Demonstrators marched from surrounding area churches to the Chicago Police main office where group prayers were lead by religious leade...

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