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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...

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press

July 18, 2019

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke and voted unanimously for the dismissal of Sgt. Ste...

Woman slashed in face, neck near DePaul Lincoln Park campus

Woman slashed in face, neck near DePaul Lincoln Park campus

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

July 18, 2019

A recent DePaul graduate was slashed in the face and neck early Thursday morning near the music buildings on the Lincoln Park campus, according to DePaul Public Safety and Chicago police. The attack occurred near the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street, according to an alert sent by DePaul...

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...

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