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DePaul budget for arena increases $12.5 million

DePaul will pay $12.5 million more than the previously planned $70-75 million for the university’s new basketball arena in the South Loop, bringing DePaul’s new estimated amount to $82.5 million. In a memo circulated to faculty, interim president Patricia O’Donoghue said that DePaul’s Executive Committee of the Board Trustees approved the increase Monday. She said […]

AP: Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson cop in Michael Brown shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three […]