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High Roads Kitchens to bring wage increases, free meals to select Chicago restaurants

Crosby's Kitchen in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood with added outdoor winter seating.
January 10, 2021

The High Roads Kitchens Program is coming to Chicago with goals to obtain higher wages for restaurant workers, bring meals to those in need and help stabilize restaurants from the Covid-19 pandemic.  The...

Local organizers gather at Trump Tower to protest violence at U.S. Capitol

Signs targeting President Trump at a gathering outside Trump Tower held by Refuse Fascism.
January 6, 2021

As Congress convened Wednesday to officially count the Electoral College votes and finalize president-elect Joe Biden’s win, President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to aggressively storm the...

CPS students continue remote learning for the rest of 2020

Lincoln Park High School, located just blocks away from DePaul’s campus, is part of CPS.  (Photo courtesy of Kseferovic | Wikimedia Commons)
December 13, 2020

Every morning, lunchroom associate Theodora Stryalkova walks around Dever Elementary School, one of the closed CPS schools for remote learning and feels as if she is in a ghost house. Even though the...

Teens attacked in south loop for Biden 2020 drawing

Alex Hadac, 19, kneels behind chalk art. Residents of the South Loop came together to embrace chalk art after Hadac was verbally and physically assaulted.
November 15, 2020

On Nov. 4, Alexis Hadac, 19, and Haylee Sandoval, 19, of Berwyn, were babysitting when they took the kids to get some fresh air at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, which ended with a physical altercation...

Local organization to host free Covid testing in hard-hit communities

Angela Lin and Consuela Hendricks, founders of People Matter.
November 15, 2020

People Matter, a community-based organization whose mission is to uplift, unearth and untether people in different Chicago communities, has partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)...

Thousands gather outside Trump Tower after Biden wins election

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Crowds gather across Trump Tower in Chicago after Joe Biden is declared winner of presidential election.
November 8, 2020

CHICAGO — On Saturday, crowds gathered outside of the Trump International Hotel and  Tower after Joe Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.   Police blocked traffic...

CPS plans phased reopening for second quarter despite criticisms

Lincoln Park High School, located just blocks away from DePaul’s campus, is part of CPS.  (Photo courtesy of Kseferovic | Wikimedia Commons)
November 8, 2020

Despite surging Covid-19 cases, Chicago Public Schools plans to initiate the first stage of phased reopening in November with preschoolers and special education students returning to in-person instruction,...

City to redesign public safety responses to mental health crises

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.
October 25, 2020

In response to a summer of high crime and daily protests of police violence, the City of Chicago has said it plans to redesign the way the city responds to mental health crises.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

Lightfoot, CPD reject community suggestions regarding policing

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
October 25, 2020

On Oct. 15, the Use of Force Community Working Group published an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanding that she enforce their demands regarding “Recommendations to reduce the ongoing CPD violence...

Boystown to be renamed following petition for inclusivity

Both names of the Boystown-North Halsted neighborhood are seen throughout the area.
October 18, 2020

A petition demanding for the name change of Chicago’s popular LGBTQ+ neighborhood, Boystown, concluded on Sept. 15. The petition, organized by non-binary activist Devlyn Camp, called out the exclusionary...

43rd Ward public safety forum tackles crime reduction

Alderman Michele Smith of the 43rd Ward.
October 4, 2020

Public safety in the city of Chicago has been a hotbed for conversation as civil unrest has gripped the city — and nation. Discussions regarding Covid-19, police reform and redistribution, methods of...

City council bans flavored products, proposes further resolution to end youth usage

City council bans flavored products, proposes further resolution to end youth usage
September 20, 2020

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of all flavored e-cigarette products in the city in an attempt to curb youth tobacco usage, effective Oct. 7, per a Sept. 9 press release.  “With...

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