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A Chicago police officer walks by the Bean in Millennium Park Thursday afternoon as visitors take photos near the attraction.

‘Why will it work this time’: Chicagoans question Lightfoot’s plans to curb crime

Sam Moilanen, Staff Writer 1:11 pm

When entering Millennium Park Thursday evening, one would expect to see tourists and Chicago natives alike laughing, snapping photographs next to “The Bean,” and enjoying the summer evening. Instead,...

Grant Dean punched the glass barrier on the life preserver in a matter of seconds on Apr. 28.

Increase of water rescues are on the horizon

Miranda Battaglia, Contributing Writer May 22, 2022

The weather is getting warmer, attracting Chicagoans to the water. While people enjoy the lakefront, there is a darker side to the summer as it’s the highest water rescue season in Chicago. Rescues...

The 63rd House will be a multi-purpose space serving the Chicago Lawn community. The building will include a bookshelf.

Community organizers come together to envision construction of 63rd House

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2022

A few summers ago, community organizers at Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) gathered around a vacant parking lot in Chicago Lawn, and brought in plant beds, stools and laid down wood chips in efforts...

State Rep. and Chicago mayoral candidate Kam Buckner speaks during a press conference at the Water Tower Place in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Friday morning, May 13, 2022, where Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that targets organized retail theft. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

DePaul law grad enters mayoral race

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Faculty Council Beat Reporter May 22, 2022

Kam Buckner is used to having his hands full. The Democrat and Illinois state representative serves in the state’s general assembly, chairs the Legislative Black Caucus and fathered a son last year....

The Graduation celebration included mini events and photo opportunities for graduates. They were only allowed to bring two vaccinated guests. An in-person ceremony, graduates are allowed to bring six unvaccinated and unmasked guests.
Photo from DePaul Newsline

Alumni conflicted over not being invited back for ceremony

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor May 22, 2022

For the past two years, Wintrust Arena has stayed silent during June. Families have been unable to anxiously await seeing their loved one walk across the stage in a symbolic act of completing the past...

DePaul faculty, staff awarded one-time payment due to budget surplus

DePaul faculty, staff awarded one-time payment due to budget surplus

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Faculty Council Beat Reporter May 22, 2022

DePaul administrators announced that university faculty and staff will receive a one-time payment on Friday, May 20, according to Newsline. Due to “increased financial pressure faculty and staff are...

Cory Barnes, coordinator of the Black Cultural Center, and Min. Jené Ashley Colvin, Sankofa advisor and ministry coordinator for Christian and Interfaith Engagement embrace each other.

‘DePaul has made me who I am today’: Award ceremony focuses on Black excellence

Tiffany Harrell, Contributing Writer May 16, 2022

The inaugural Black Excellence Awards were held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the Cortelyou Commons, where students, staff and faculty received awards for their outstanding commitment to bettering...

A client buys a box of tortillas from El Milagro in Little Village.

‘And what about us?’ : Migrants from Chicago continue to fight for immigration reform and labor rights

Stephania Rodriguez, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

In 2006, Elvira Arellano sought refuge in a Chicago church to avoid being deported and separated from her U.S.-born son Saúl. Her story made national headlines and even made her Time magazine's 2006 Person...

After a social media post was spread to the public about having a party involving alcohol on North Ave. Beach, police seize alcohol from party attendees ranging from 14 to 21 year olds.
Armando L. Sanchez | AP Photo

Violence alarms DePaul, nearby residents: DePaul student robbed at gunpoint, Lincoln Park man shot

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Freshman Alex Guyton was sitting in his dorm room bed in the early morning hours of May 6 when a friend and fellow DePaul student FaceTimed him. Guyton’s friend walked down Fullerton Avenue on their...

Prime Minister Albin Kurti of the Republic of Kosovo asked Gazmend Kapllani, head of the Hidai Eddie Bregu Program for Albanian Studies, to visit DePaul. Kapllani said DePaul is the first university to provide academia for Albanian studies.

Albanian studies program hosts public lecture with Prime Minister of Kosovo

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

The Hidai Eddie Bregu in Albanian and Southeastern European studies program at DePaul hosted a public lecture by Albin Kurti, the prime minister of Kosovo, on May 14. The Albanian studies program at...

In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago officials say the nations third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lightfoot said Friday, May 22, that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions and that she is hopeful that can happen by early June.

‘Chicago is waiting for another candidate’: Lightfoot reelection to hinge on crime

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

The year 2021 was the worst year for violent crime in nearly three decades. Over 1,000 homicides took place in Cook County last year. Crime — especially violent crime — is always a significant issue...

New president looks to bring fresh vision

New president looks to bring fresh vision

Nika Schoonover and Lawrence Kreymer May 15, 2022

Robert L. Manuel was comfortable at the University of Indianapolis. He already spent a decade serving as its president and never applied for another job during his time at the university. But when DePaul...

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