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Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that there are no plans to suspend Illinois' automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from more than 500 people being mistakenly registered. A "programming error” by Secretary of State Jesse White's office led to 545 people — who indicated they weren't U.S. citize...

Chicago’s low-income communities receiving a $20M investment

Chicago’s low-income communities receiving a $20M investment

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

Underprivileged areas in Chicago will receive an estimated $20 million investment for revitalization efforts that prioritize affordable housing and economic development, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday. Fifth Third Bank is putting money into “Opportunity Zone” neighborhoods in the city's South and West sides. Th...

1-year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents’ gun struggle

1-year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents’ gun struggle

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

A 1-year-old boy whose father claimed had been shot in the head by a gunman in the street was actually struck by a bullet as his parents struggled over a gun inside their Chicago home, police said Tuesday. The shooting happened Monday night. The bullet did not penetrate the child's skull and he is...

DePaul adds new Board of Trustees members

DePaul adds new Board of Trustees members

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

DePaul University’s Board of Trustees will bring aboard six newly elected members, including Gery Chico, a former candidate for mayor of Chicago, according to a university press release. The new board members come from a variety of professional backgrounds, ranging from corporate banking and invest...

Martin Sandoval charged with red-light camera bribery

Martin Sandoval charged with red-light camera bribery

Associated Press

January 27, 2020

Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting the state's costly red-light camera program. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago listed the...

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx talks expungement after Illinois cannabis bill

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx talks expungement after Illinois cannabis bill

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 26, 2020

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx came to the Loop campus on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to speak with law students and professors alike about the decriminalization of cannabis in Illinois. The law that legalized recreational cannabis for adults over the age of 21 was put into place on Jan. 1. The flower’s...

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 26, 2020

She was driving her usual route when it happened. Her phone continued to vibrate and vibrate without stopping. She had been getting very little sleep the first week of January. She couldn’t look at her phone without some form of anxiety rising to the surface. The little red bubble on her phone reminde...

Blue Demon Challenge donations double initial goal of $1 million

Blue Demon Challenge donations double initial goal of $1 million

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

DePaul hosted the Blue Demon Challenge on Thursday, Jan. 23 with a goal to raise $1 million. The challenge surpassed expectations and impressed students and faculty with $2,006,201 in total donations raised and 2,439 gifts in total, according to the Blue Demon Challenge website. The event honors the seven ...

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

Legalization of cannabis in Illinois after decades of criminalization has spurred many to rethink their perceptions of drug use. DePaul University sociology professor Greg Scott offered a space for this evaluation in an open lecture on drug user advocacy this past Friday, Jan. 24.  His lecture, tit...

Programming error registers hundreds of non-citizens

Programming error registers hundreds of non-citizens

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

After years of pleas by voting rights advocates for the Secretary of State’s office to improve implementation of Automatic Voter Registration, Secretary Jesse White revealed in a letter that over 500 of those who marked they were not U.S. citizens were accidentally registered to vote through AVR between Jul...

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

Taylor Johnson, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

Many students suffer from mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and so on. However, over the years it has been common that many students struggle with these issues alone.  Most of these issues start at home, or as a child and developed into bigger problems throughout a...

Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China

Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China

Associated Press

January 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but a few days later she called her doctor to...

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