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The Red Line serves DePaul students through stations at both their Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

Red Line project to end transit inequity on Far South Side

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor October 1, 2023

A promise that was introduced by former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1969 to extend the Red Line is coming to fruition. The federal government recently awarded the Chicago Transit Authority $2 billion...

Demonstrators protest outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2023, after the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions, saying race cannot be a factor.

DePaul President Manuel responds to SCOTUS striking down affirmative action

Jake Cox, Design Editor June 30, 2023

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that explicitly using race as a factor in admissions for colleges and universities violated the equal protections clause of the...

Road construction on I-55 is being expanded into communities who have had environmental justice concerns. Many community members were upset when they heard the announcement.

Illinois legislators push for I-55 expansion, Chicagoans concerned about environmental impacts

Samantha Moilanen, Assistant News Editor May 29, 2023

For residents in Chicago’s Southwest Side, air pollution is a constant issue, even more so in the summer months.  In 2020, the city conducted an air quality health report that found transportation...

Johnson prestó juramento como 57º alcalde de Chicago el lunes por la tarde en el Credit Union 1 Arena de University of Illinois Chicago.

Johnson’s executives orders set relationship with community, address migrant crisis

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor in Chief May 21, 2023

Within a few hours of his mayoral inauguration, Brandon Johnson signed four executive orders, setting the tone for a collaborative co-governance, community leaders say. The executive orders established...

University of Chicagos student-run reproductive rights organization held a teach-in in Hutchinson Courtyard on Monday, May 15.

University of Chicago hosts teach-in for reproductive rights

Olivia Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 21, 2023

While many higher education institutions in Illinois like Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago (UChicago) and Northwestern University provide on-campus...

This violence is modeled in every level of society Growing concern in Little Village over gender-based violence

‘This violence is modeled in every level of society’ Growing concern in Little Village over gender-based violence

Olivia Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 21, 2023

After the deaths and disappearances of women in Little Village, activists are calling on the Cook County judicial system to create a femicide charge to prosecute those responsible and distinguish these...

Johnson was sworn in as Chicago’s 57th mayor on Monday afternoon UICs Credit Union 1 Arena.

Johnson sworn in as Chicago’s 57th mayor, ‘There is enough room for everyone’

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

A spirited crowd filled UIC’s Credit Union 1 Arena Monday afternoon to watch history unfold as former Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson was inaugurated as Chicago’s 57th mayor, showcasing the...

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will rule whether to temporarily halt the enforcement of the assault weapons ban in Illinois after Robert Bevis, a gun shop owner asked for an injunction.

Illinois assault weapons ban halted in Supreme Court

Samantha Moilanen May 15, 2023

In January, Gov. JB Pritzker signed an Illinois assault weapons ban into law making it illegal to possess or distribute assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the state. Now, four months later,...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott answers questions during a press conference at the Texas Department of Public Safety Weslaco Regional Office on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Weslaco, Texas.

Texas Gov. Abbott responds to Mayor Lightfoot’s letter about migrant situation

Olivia Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 7, 2023

“These people are humans [and] these people are traumatized already.” President of the Little Village Community Council, Baltazar Enriquez said in response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision...

The Little Village entry arch on 26th St. The gate is the first landmark many migrants, who are coming into the city, see when they are welcomed into the neighborhood.

Little Village residents speak out against high rate of unsolved homicide cases

Olivia Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 7, 2023

The Little Village Community Council held a meeting of Mothers and Families United for Justice on Thursday. The group is made up of residents who have lost a loved one to violence, and whose cases remain...

(Center) Karen Malave, an immigrant from Venezuela, smiles as she fixes her daughter Avril Brandellis hair. They and other families are taking shelter in a Chicago Police Department station.

Impending end of Title 42 looms over city officials and community organizers amid influx of asylum seekers

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor in Chief May 7, 2023

Another influx of migrants arrived in Chicago at the beginning of May, leaving many waiting for shelter in police stations. But as city officials and community organizers grapple with the lack of resources,...

Visitors walk by The Bean on April 26 in Millennium Park. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has reinforced the parks curfew for minors after large youth gatherings resulted in recent violence.

‘Just once we try something that might actually work’: Activists, Chicagoans speak out against youth curfew laws

Samantha Moilanen, Assistant News Editor April 30, 2023

When Myles Francis, the project director for the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, entered a movie theater last April with his younger brother, he was immediately faced with a sign that read,...

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