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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Yumary Briseño was received by Adalberto Memorial United Methodist Church after fleeing Venezuela.

Chicago Latinos receive migrants with open arms

Yumary Briseño looked at her 12-year-old daughter. Her tender eyes gazing up at her, filled with worry.  “Mom, I’m hungry.” Briseño gave her daughter the only food she had in her home—a...

Gov. JB Pritzker smiles to supporters after declaring victory in the Illinois governors race over Republican Darren Bailey at the Chicago Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday night.

Gov. JB Pritzker wins decisively in Illinois governor’s race over Republican Darren Bailey

Kiersten Riedford, News Editor November 9, 2022

Screams and shouts echoed throughout the Chicago Marriott Marquis banquet room of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s victory party after the Associated Press (AP) declared him victor in the Illinois governor's race.  Darren...

Senator Tammy Duckworth debriefs with media after her victory speech at Adler Planetarium on election night. This will be her second term as U.S. senator.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth wins re-election over Republican Kathy Salvi

Amber Stoutenborough, Multimedia Managing Editor November 9, 2022

Shortly after the polls had closed around 7 p.m., the Associated Press (AP) projected U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) had won re-election. Noted by AP as “heavily favored in the heavily blue state,”...

Signs line the curb outside a polling location at the Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park branch on Election Day.

How to register and vote on the same day

Jake Cox, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Election Day is here, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to register to vote. Residents of Illinois are able to register and cast their ballot at the same time.  For individuals not originally...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during a campaign rally that Vice President Kamala Harris attended at XS Tennis and Education Foundation, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Chicago.

Grasping for straws: Republican’s reliance on fake news leads nowhere as Pritzker widens lead

Amber Stoutenborough, Multimedia Managing Editor November 7, 2022

As tomorrow’s election day swiftly approaches, the Illinois gubernatorial race is coming to a close.  Republican challenger Darren Bailey’s best efforts to recruit independent voters has fallen...

While the Right to Collective Bargaining measure is a state-wide measure on the 2022 Cook County ballot, the Cook County Forest Preserve Tax Increase Measure is local to Cook County only.

Cook County ballot measures explained

Kara Zubo, Copy Editor October 31, 2022

As election day approaches, it is in your best interest to understand what will be included on your voting ballot. If registered in Cook County, two ballot measures are included: a state-wide right-to-work...

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) speaks to DePaul students during a Q&A session at Lincoln Park Campus Wednesday.

Ald. Knudsen: appropriate use of cameras, lighting, could curb ward crime

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 27, 2022

Across the board, crime in the 19th district is up 66% from last year, according to CPD data recently gathered by NBC Chicago. Robberies alone have surged 48% over the same period, leaving 43rd Ward residents...

CTA commuters wait for the Red Line at the Jackson station.

Trick or train: Student body ‘ghosted’ by CTA trains and buses

Ruchi Nawathe, Nation and World Editor October 23, 2022

DePaul junior Kalixta Drinkard stood waiting for the Brown Line at the Fullerton station before class. She started her journey 50 minutes before her class began. The train arrival times on the screen at...

A fight that broke out at the J. Parker Rooftop Bar of the Hotel Lincoln resulted in a fatal shooting last weekend.

Lincoln Park alderman responds to hotel shooting, shares police budget

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 23, 2022

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) released a statement via email Thursday in response to the fatal shooting at Hotel Lincoln’s rooftop bar in the early hours of Oct. 16. In the statement, Knudsen said that...

Public spaces can be found throughout the neighborhood, such as “The Mile of Murals,” located on Glenwood Avenue. These murals reflect the multicultural influence of the community.

Rooted in action: Rogers Park named top five neighborhood in U.S.

Una Cleary, Focus Editor October 16, 2022

On the edges of Chicago’s city limits, 25 minutes north of the Fullerton ‘L’ stop, lies the activism-rooted, community-based neighborhood of Rogers Park.   Recently rated fifth on Money.com’s...

Chicago Teachers Union protested at an abortion rights rally Oct. 8. The CTU actively supports the Workers Rights Amendment.

Illinois Workers’ Rights Amendment protects right to collectively bargain and unionize

Jake Cox and Samantha Moilanen October 16, 2022

Being raised by a single mother who worked in a non-union factory her entire life, Joe Bowen, who does campaigning for the Vote Yes for Workers’ Rights group, decided to research unions, soon realizing...

Runners start the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Chicago.

Marathoners take on the Windy City

Lilly Keller, Arts and Life Editor October 11, 2022

Neon-colored laces and GPS watches captivated spectators as runners of all abilities crouched before the start line at Grant Park. Some participants held stoic expressions as though the 26.2 miles ahead...

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