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Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

May 20, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't ready for reform,"...

Spring Carnival brightens up DePaul

Spring Carnival brightens up DePaul

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Inflatables, games, activities, flowers: DePaul Activities Board’s Spring Carnival on the Quad benefitted from ideal May weather on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, but the event did not pop up out of nowhere. Large outdoor campus events take months of preparation, and Evan Hazlett, DAB’s amusement cha...

COMMENTARY: Chicago will remember Emanuel as he was, not as he wants

COMMENTARY: Chicago will remember Emanuel as he was, not as he wants

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Rahm Emanuel walked out of his City Hall for the final time as mayor of Chicago on Friday. The paintings depicting an industrial Chicago that hung on the walls of his fifth-floor office were gone. The room he had occupied for eight years looked barren, cold and empty. A political heavyweight who ruled...

Potential solutions to urban flooding not attainable for communities that need them most

Potential solutions to urban flooding not attainable for communities that need them most

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

As a child, Michelle Ruiz would often wake up to inches of water in her family’s basement apartment in Pilsen. When a rainy period was coming, they would prepare by moving their belongings off the floor, and often pitched in to repurchase a new sub pump every few years with her aunt, who owned the b...

Students break fast and learn about Ramadan at Interfaith Iftar

Students break fast and learn about Ramadan at Interfaith Iftar

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Members of United Muslims Moving Ahead (UMMA) at DePaul participated in an iftar in honor of Ramadan on Tuesday. UMMA is DePaul’s Muslim student association. Throughout May, they will be holding celebratory events in honor of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The holid...

Pilsen proposes historic landmark to slow gentrification

Pilsen proposes historic landmark to slow gentrification

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Gentrification across Chicago could potentially slow down in the Pilsen neighborhood. On Thursday, May 16, the Chicago Landmarks Commissioners voted unanimously to recommend a proposal to turn a 1.5-mile stretch on 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood into a historic landmark. The plan will now go t...

Chicago public health department confirms measles case

Chicago public health department confirms measles case

Associated Press

May 19, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago health officials say they've confirmed a measles case and are working to contact those who may have been exposed to the infection. The Chicago Department of Public Health said Saturday they confirmed the case Friday and exposures may have occurred on Thursday and Friday at O'Hare International...

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Caryn Rousseau and Don Babwin, Associated Press

May 16, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody, with charges...

Duckworth proposes increased funding for on-campus child care

Duckworth proposes increased funding for on-campus child care

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


Filed under News

Sen. Tammy Duckworth unveiled her plan to increase a federal grant for colleges to create child care programs for students with children Friday, and spoke directly to DePaul, which does not have child care facilities for students on campus. DePaul only offers daycare facilities at the Ray Meyer Fitnes...

Transparency trouble: New database shows police misconduct records for Chicago and beyond

Transparency trouble: New database shows police misconduct records for Chicago and beyond

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago-area police departments — not including those in the suburbs — have had 56 officers decertified for misconduct since 2000, according to records released last month through collaboration between USA Today and the Invisible Institute. The reasons for decertification include official misconduct, theft, assault and murder, among others. The records were released after the ...

Discussion at DePaul free speech forum falls short of compromise

Discussion at DePaul free speech forum falls short of compromise

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Students, staff and administrative representatives alike expressed frustration and a lack of knowing how to move forward as they discussed freedom of expression at a forum held Tuesday, May 7. The forum led to no lasting solution or compromise. “I think, initially, I didn’t know how much this [...

Branko’s owner serves up home-cooked meals with a mother’s touch

Branko’s owner serves up home-cooked meals with a mother’s touch

Ryan Mackinnon, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under News

While most are hitting the snooze button and clocking out early, Mama is working. Branko’s owner Andja Branko, known affectionately to her patrons as Mama, clocks in 100 hours a week cooking and emotionally supporting DePaul students and Lincoln Park residents. On top of this, she takes full-time care o...

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