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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 »...

#SaveColumbia marches in backdrop of NFL Draft

#SaveColumbia marches in backdrop of NFL Draft

Parker Asmann

May 3, 2015


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Tucked behind the backdrop of the NFL Draft, individuals gathered along Michigan Avenue on a flawless May afternoon in front of Columbia College’s administrative offices with demands that would have to be met before onlookers would see their efforts disperse. Read More »...

Dog flu in Chicago terrifies dog parents, leads to empty parks

Dog flu in Chicago terrifies dog parents, leads to empty parks

Kathryn Eardley

May 3, 2015


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Puppy playtime is on hold in Chicagoland. The canine influenza H3N2 virus has infected at least 1,500 dogs and caused seven deaths in the Chicago area in the last few weeks, leaving dog parks abandoned and causing many kennels and daycare providers to close temporarily. Read More »...

Sr. Helen Prejean: The 30-year fight against the death penalty

Sr. Helen Prejean: The 30-year fight against the death penalty

Megan Deppen

April 26, 2015


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Two years after the photos flooded media worldwide, a jury in a non-death penalty state must decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, should be given the death penalty. Read More »...

Workers in Chicago take on fight for $15 minimum wage

Workers in Chicago take on fight for $15 minimum wage

Megan Deppen

April 19, 2015


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Beneath the golden rays of sunshine, protesters of McDonald’s golden arches massed by the thousands on UIC’s campus Wednesday as part of the nationwide Fight for $15 movement. Nestled in a crowd of minimum-wage workers, beneath the waving banners and a towering statue of a female worker on wheels, was 23-year-old Adrian...

Cardinal George remembered by Chicago, DePaul

Cardinal George remembered by Chicago, DePaul

Brenden Moore

April 19, 2015


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Francis Cardinal George, the former Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago, died Friday after a nearly decade-long battle with cancer. He was 78. Read More »...

Choose Chicago starts ‘Epic’ campaign

Choose Chicago starts ‘Epic’ campaign

Luisa Fuentes

April 19, 2015


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Is "epic" the right word to describe Chicago? Well, according to the newest released TV and online video ad launched by the city’s tourism agency Choose Chicago, it is. Read More »...

Caroline Vickrey concedes 43rd Ward aldermanic race

Brenden Moore

April 14, 2015


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Ald. Michele Smith declared victory Tuesday in the race for 43rd Ward alderman after challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded earlier in the day, a week after the polls closed. Read More »...

The reality of crime: Theft highest among crimes reported at DePaul

The reality of crime: Theft highest among crimes reported at DePaul

Courtney Jacquin

April 12, 2015


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Sheila Gerhardt, a third-year student at DePaul, stands on Fullerton Avenue just west of Sheffield Avenue in the location where she and her roommate were mugged September 2013 on their way to class. Theft is the most common crime reported to DePaul Public Safety and the Chicago Police Department near the Lincoln Park campus. (Courtney Jacqu...

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015


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“Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet,” said former 43rd Ward Alderman Paddy Bauler upon his victory over a reform candidate in 1939. Indeed, this line became one of folklore as Chicago went from being a haven for gangsters to a safe place for elected officials to perfect their craft of graft. Read More ...

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