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Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China

Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China

Associated Press

January 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but a few days later she called her doctor to...

The 606 trail’s relationship with displacement

The 606 trail’s relationship with displacement

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Last Wednesday, the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University released a new report, examining how the 606 trail has intensified the displacement of people in the neighborhoods surrounding it. The study was released just one day after the City Council, and the mayor, approved a six-month mor...

Illinois voter registration bill sparks controversy over implementation

Illinois voter registration bill sparks controversy over implementation

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

Automatic voter registration seemed to be the only thing Illinois state Democrats and Republicans could agree on in 2017. The bill received not only bipartisan, but unanimous support by state senators, making Illinois the 10th state to sign in automatic voter registration in August 2017. Throughout th...

Community theatre celebrates MLK Jr.’s legacy as civil servant and peace advocate

Community theatre celebrates MLK Jr.’s legacy as civil servant and peace advocate

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

The Writers Theatre’s 14th tour of the MLK Project: Fight for Civil Rights kicked off at the Chicago History Museum’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration this past Monday Jan. 20. The one-woman play follows young Chicagoan Alaya’s personal evolution after being assigned a project on the Civil...

Chicago reflects on King more than 50 years after Marquette Park violence

Chicago reflects on King more than 50 years after Marquette Park violence

Patsy Newitt and Mackenzie Murtaugh

January 20, 2020

In an all-white Marquette Park on Aug. 5, 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr. was struck by a rock while protesting housing segregation. The civil rights leader and his supporters were met with extreme hostility by white residents and the march resulted in 30 injuries and 40 arrests. “I have seen many ...

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

Griffin Wright, Katie Kostelic, and Brett Balicki

January 20, 2020

Lincoln Park is thought to be a safer neighborhood of the city. According to some DePaul students, this may not be the case.  Many DePaul students had their own run ins with crime around the Lincoln Park campus, and others believe the rates of these incidents have been increasing. As fall turns to ...

DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy in Lincoln Park

DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy in Lincoln Park

Associated Press

January 20, 2020

Animal control officials in Chicago said Sunday that DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Lincoln Park. An evaluation determined that the animal was shot with a BB gun, “which could have caused the limp in its movements as...

Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Elena King, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

Chicago, home to some of the highest taxes in the nation, introduced a new rideshare tax on Jan. 6. This tax, brought on by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aims to alleviate much of the traffic congestion in Chicago as a form of incentivizing commuters to take public transit or shared rides in order to lessen traffic ...

Despite cold weather, Women’s March Chicago 2020 succeeds

Despite cold weather, Women’s March Chicago 2020 succeeds

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

January 18, 2020

Women and allies took to Chicago’s slush-filled streets Jan. 18 for the fourth annual, large-scale Women’s March Chicago — the last before the 2020 election. The march started at 11 a.m., but people began to line up as early as 9:30. Though the turnout was smaller than in past years, an estimate...

Chicagoans swarm dispensaries in first week of recreational cannabis sales

Chicagoans swarm dispensaries in first week of recreational cannabis sales

Shane René and Mackenzie Murtaugh

January 12, 2020

By 6 a.m. on New Year’s day, thousands were already lined up outside the many newly-minted recreational cannabis dispensaries across the state. Less than 12 hours later, most Chicago dispensaries were completely smoked out.  January 1, 2020 marked the day that more than 250 new laws went into effect in...

Real ID is coming — here’s what you need to know

Real ID is coming — here’s what you need to know

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2020

By Oct. 1, 2020, Illinois citizens will be required to have a Real ID in lieu of a state ID or driver’s license in order to fly domestically and access secure federal facilities like military bases. A Real ID isn’t required to fly domestically or enter these facilities – Illinois residents ca...

Freezing rain, storms bring outages to northern Illinois

Freezing rain, storms bring outages to northern Illinois

Associated Press

January 11, 2020

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois as a winter storm packing a mixed bag of precipitation cut power to about 5,000 homes and businesses across the region. Just under 5,000 Commonwealth Edison customers were without...

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