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Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

Associated Press

July 11, 2019

Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city's West Side and confirmed that the unusual resident...

DePaul College of Communication dean named interim provost

DePaul College of Communication dean named interim provost

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 23, 2019

DePaul’s Board of Trustees voted to appoint Salma Ghanem, a professor and dean of the College of Communication, interim provost as of July 1. President A. Gabriel Esteban made the announcement in an email to faculty Thursday. Ghanem has been serving as acting provost since October 2018, when current...

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Associated Press

June 21, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's police department will not participate in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of migrant families who have been ordered out the country. ICE agents have been directed by President Donald Trump to conduct pre-dawn raids in major U.S. cities...

DePaul provost to step down after medical leave

DePaul provost to step down after medical leave

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 19, 2019

DePaul Provost Marten denBoer will be stepping down June 30, the university announced Wednesday in a campus-wide email. The announcement comes after eight months of medical leave, which began last October after denBoer revealed he has leukemia. “Serving as provost of DePaul University has been the...

DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 10, 2019

A DePaul student was among those who were killed in shootings in Chicago this past weekend. Marcel Hannah, 30, was shot about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police said Hannah got into an argument with someone in a blue Chevy Impala and was ...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

Sophia Tareen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press

June 6, 2019

R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during the brief hearing in Cook County court. Kelly stood...

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 6, 2019

A man is suspected of sexually assaulting at least three women in the Lincoln Park neighborhood over the past three weeks, according to Chicago police. The man usually approaches women walking alone from behind and gropes them, police said in an alert. In one of the incidents, the man assaulted a...

A ‘yes’ to ‘banning the box’ at DePaul

A ‘yes’ to ‘banning the box’ at DePaul

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

June 6, 2019

DePaul Faculty Council approved a motion to “ban the box” at its June 5 — and final — meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year. The “Ban the Box” movement is a campaign to remove questions on college applications regarding an applicant’s criminal history. DePaul students Shelby Klingberg...

DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

DePaul University alumnus Alderman Edward M. Burke pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges alleging he abused his longtime role as Chicago alderman to extort businesses and individuals for personal gain. “In the lexicon of Chicago politics, it’s a momentous day,” said NBC 5 political...

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Don Babwin, Associated Press

June 3, 2019

Chicago's police chief on Monday decried a "despicable level of violence" during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people were stabbed to death. Police believe most of the shootings were gang related, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. The shootings...

Buyouts prompt DePaul tenured professors to think twice

Buyouts prompt DePaul tenured professors to think twice

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

June 3 marks the beginning of Week 10. DePaul students are turning in the last of their work for the quarter and the heat of finals can only be outdone by the allure of the summer months filled with sunshine, just at arms’ reach. Teachers, too, are wrapping up their work for the academic calendar,...

DePaul College Republicans and Jewish students come together to discuss Zionism

DePaul College Republicans and Jewish students come together to discuss Zionism

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

June 3, 2019

The DePaul College Republicans and Jewish students came together Tuesday, May 28 to dive deep into the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian debate and recent occurrences regarding it on campus. The College Republicans were represented by Nick Gricus, the organization’s current president, and John Minster, former...

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