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Two million Blackhawks’ fans celebrate another Stanley Cup

Two million Blackhawks’ fans celebrate another Stanley Cup

Megan Deppen

June 18, 2015


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[slideshow_deploy id='12741'] An estimated two million fans lined Monroe Street by 10 a.m. Thursday for a glimpse of the Blackhawks at the Stanley Cup celebration parade. Many became fans after the team won in 2010, but for Edi Andrade, this year was the prime opportunity to join what Chicagoans are...

Blackhawks fans swarm Wrigleyville after Stanley Cup win

Blackhawks fans swarm Wrigleyville after Stanley Cup win

Brenden Moore

June 16, 2015


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[slideshow_deploy id='12651'] Chaos and jubilation erupted in the streets of Wrigleyville Monday night as Blackhawks fans took to the streets to celebrate the team’s third Stanley Cup victory in just six years. The streets were filled in spite of rain throughout the evening and the postponement...

CTA’s Belmont flyover project in limbo

CTA’s Belmont flyover project in limbo

Danielle Harris

May 31, 2015


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Comparing the railroad bottleneck just north of Belmont where northbound Brown Line trains cross over Red and Purple Line tracks to “a traffic signal in the middle of a busy interstate highway,” the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced plans for an elevated bypass to eliminate train delays.  The Belmont flyover is a highly contested project that wo...

Concealed carry debate in Chicago has many faces

Concealed carry debate in Chicago has many faces

Qudsiya Siddiqui and Teresa Garcia Alonso

May 31, 2015


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Mike Parker served four years of active duty in the United States Army. After transitioning to the Army Reserves in 2013, he moved to Chicago where he was robbed twice at knifepoint in the city. In the first incident it was a teenage boy near the Montrose Blue Line station who pulled a knife on him, and the other time around it was...

Sewer system overload in Chicago

Sewer system overload in Chicago

Megan Deppen

May 24, 2015


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The clock had just struck midnight when DePaul senior Austin Downs first noticed the water pooling on his bedroom floor. As the July storm raged on outside, he paused his movie and opened his door to find two inches of black water filling his garden apartment.  Read More »...

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

CPS’ future uncertain as tough decisions loom

Jackson Danbeck

May 17, 2015


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After a historic mayoral election when Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was the center of debates across Chicago, the school district has sparked controversy on a host of issues, which many Chicagoans find threatening to the education of students and the livelihood of their teachers.  Read More »...

Weighing the pros and cons of community college

Weighing the pros and cons of community college

Maria Garcia

May 17, 2015


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In the summer of 2005, Susan Motley, 56, began her journey towards a bachelor’s degree after witnessing her son, who decided he didn’t want to go to college, graduate high school.  Read More »...

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Olivia Mohseni

May 17, 2015


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[slideshow_deploy id='11998'] On a cold and gloomy morning earlier this year, Chicagoans protested the gentrification of the Pilsen neighborhood.  Signs were taped to the front of the hip new coffee shop Bow Truss Coffee saying “racism & classism smells like your coffee” and “Sabes donde ...

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015


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Opening shots were fired between the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) last week after the school board declined to extend its contract with the teachers, instead giving them an “insulting” initial offer of a seven percent decrease in take-home pay. R...

Chicago bikers petition for safer lanes on South and West sides

Chicago bikers petition for safer lanes on South and West sides

Evan Walter, Kathryn Eardley, and Gabby Hock

May 10, 2015


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On the Near North and West sides of the city bike routes connect and intersect to create clusters of protected routes for bicyclists. Meanwhile, on the Far South Side this web loosens into long stretches of disconnected or parallel paths that cut many neighborhoods off from a safe commute by bike.  Read More »...

Chicago gets Obama library

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015


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President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum is coming to sweet home Chicago after all, aided by the transfer of parkland on proposed sites to the city as well as legislation to make potential legal action against the project difficult. Read More »...

Chicago activists sympathize with Baltimore

Chicago activists sympathize with Baltimore

Brenden Moore

May 3, 2015


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A “teach-in” was held on DePaul’s Loop campus Wednesday night to explain the controversial acquittal of a Chicago detective charged with manslaughter in the 2012 death of Rekia Boyd, a 22-year-old African American woman. Read More »...

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