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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...

How dogs are healing people on World AIDS Day

How dogs are healing people on World AIDS Day

Kaitlyn Roberts

December 1, 2015


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Life is notorious for throwing curveballs. Read More »...

Laquan McDonald police video spurs Chicago protests

Laquan McDonald police video spurs Chicago protests

Jesus Montero

November 25, 2015


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  After the release of a police video showing an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, protesters marched through downtown Chicago late Tuesday. The dash-cam footage shows the officer, Jason Van Dyke, firing 16 times at the teenager last year. Van Dyke was charged with ...

CTA launches anti-harassment campaign

CTA launches anti-harassment campaign

Christian Ianniello

November 18, 2015


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  The familiar song of the Red Line sings, “This is Roosevelt” and invites DePaul junior Shelby Trkla and her sister onto the train. They travel north to Fullerton, and sit next to each other on the stained blue  seats. Strangers board the train and a young woman sits across from them. Read More »...

Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-raq’ film elicits mixed reactions

Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-raq’ film elicits mixed reactions

Kyle Woosley

November 15, 2015


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“Welcome to Chi-Raq: land of pain, misery and strife.” Read More »...

Page 29: The Theatre School building, ‘Chiraq’

Page 29: The Theatre School building, ‘Chiraq’

Brenden Moore and Jessica Villagomez

November 8, 2015


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News Editor Brenden Moore and Jessica Villagomez discuss MAP grants, The Theatre School's design awards and "Chiraq." Read More »...

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

Ellie Braida

November 4, 2015


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It wasn’t business as usual Monday morning as hundreds showed up to march through Chicago’s Financial District for this week’s #MoralMonday protest, where demonstrators gathered to fight Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget. Read More »...

DePaul community braces for tax hike

DePaul community braces for tax hike

Jackson Danbeck

November 3, 2015


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Days after the Chicago City Council voted 35-15 in favor of the highest property tax hike in the city’s history, DePaul students and faculty living in Lincoln Park and elsewhere await their own fate in how they will deal with a more expensive neighborhood — if they decide to stay. Read More »...

Hillary Clinton returns to Chicago suburbs near hometown

Hillary Clinton returns to Chicago suburbs near hometown

Ylldes Mustafa

November 2, 2015


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The Maine South High School fight song plays in the hallways during passing periods. Teenagers squeeze down the crowded hallways with their heavy backpacks, walking past the school’s “Wall of Honor.” Few notice that alongside other notable alumni, the wall includes a picture of the person who might be the ...

Cortland Bridge construction irks drivers, no bother for bikers

Cortland Bridge construction irks drivers, no bother for bikers

Jackson Danbeck

October 14, 2015


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Steven Furmanek ground his bike to a halt on the planks and looked across the rust-colored Cortland Bridge to the Chicago River below. On the other side of him stood fences holding orange signs that read, “Bridge closed for construction.” Read More »...

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