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Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

2:05 am

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered among the safest in the city. It was the latest in a series of violent crimes near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. The man was standing on the sidewal...

DePaul 101

DePaul 101

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Patsy Newitt, News Editor and Assistant News Editor

2:00 am

So, you’ve decided to become a Blue Demon at DePaul, the home of a competitive theatre program, urban campus and a less-than-stellar basketball team. Regardless of your reason for attending DePaul, you’ve joined a slightly perplexing campus of art school kids, commuters, frat boys and computer science...

DePaul hires new Title IX coordinator, retitles position

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

2:00 am

DePaul has hired Ann M. Skiffington as the university’s new director of gender equity. The position, previously called “Title IX coordinator,” was filled by Skiffington on Sept. 9. Before joining DePaul, Skiffington held the position of vice president of human resources for Midtown Athletic C...

Loop Block Party kicks off new school year

Loop Block Party kicks off new school year

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

September 15, 2019

On the first day back to school, the Loop Block Party kicks off the school year on a high note providing free food truck food, music by the Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, the DePaul Pep Band, and an opportunity to mess around with bubbles at Pritzker Park, right around the corner from 14 E. Jac...

Anonymous benefactors give $20 million to DePaul

Anonymous benefactors give $20 million to DePaul

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2019

A $20 million gift anonymously donated to DePaul allowed for the creation of The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, a new school intended to encourage diplomatic approaches to a wide range of disciplines. The school will be housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Before The Grace Sch...

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Shane Rene, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

All offices in 55 E. Jackson on DePaul's Loop Campus were evacuated just before 3:30 Thursday afternoon after an unconfirmed bomb threat was called into the 22nd floor, where DePaul's executive offices including that of President A. Gabriel Esteban are located. After roughly 40 minutes, Chicago Police...

Illinois governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

Illinois governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

Associated Press

August 21, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law aimed at creating protections for immigrants who rent in Illinois. The law prohibits landlords from evicting or retaliating against tenants based on their immigration status. Landlords are also barred from disclosing or threatening to disclose immigration status...

Authorities arrest person of interest in stabbing of recent DePaul graduate

Authorities arrest person of interest in stabbing of recent DePaul graduate

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

August 8, 2019

A man who may be connected to the stabbing of a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus last month was arrested in Texas, Chicago police said. Adam Bramwell, 32, who was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants, is a person of interest in the stabbing case, Chicago police spokesman Ant...

Police: 7 injured in overnight shooting at Chicago park

Police: 7 injured in overnight shooting at Chicago park

Associated Press

August 4, 2019

Chicago police say seven people have been injured in an early morning shooting at a park on the city's West Side. Authorities say a group of people was standing in Douglas Park around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when someone fired shots from a black Camaro. Seven people were hit. A 21-year-old man was...

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

August 2, 2019

The July 18 attack on a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus has shaken some members of the university community. A 22-year-old woman, who the university confirmed graduated in June with a degree in anthropology, was attacked and slashed in the face and throat while walking home about...

Chicago police release video of man wanted for questioning in attack on DePaul student

Chicago police release video of man wanted for questioning in attack on DePaul student

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

July 24, 2019

Chicago police are looking for a man who may have been involved in the July 18 attack on a recent DePaul graduate near the music buildings on the Lincoln Park campus. The man is also believed to be involved with a West Town vehicle theft case in the 353 North Desplaines Avenue area, but has "similar de...

Recently paroled robber held without bond in fatal stabbing near Wintrust Arena

Recently paroled robber held without bond in fatal stabbing near Wintrust Arena

Associated Press

July 24, 2019

A recently paroled armed robber is being held without bond in the stabbing death of a man aboard a Chicago Transit Authority train. Tony Polk is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Troy Johnson, who authorities said was trying to protect another passenger from a knife-wielding...

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