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Students, staff adjusting to CTA mask changes

Students, staff adjusting to CTA mask changes

Halie Wingo, Contributing Writer May 1, 2022

Now that the mask mandates have been lifted on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), students are finding that it has become a challenge to navigate when to a wear a mask.  On April 19, 2022, Gov. J.B....

Michal Lorenc traveled to Poland in March to help refugees at the Ukrainian border.

Former Chicagoan takes a stand in the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Sam Moilanen, Staff Writer April 17, 2022

For the past four weeks, Michal Lorenc woke up in a Lublin, Poland hotel after temporarily leaving his family, his co-owned soccer team and his job at Google behind in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lorenc, a...

Leonard Goodman, Chicago Reader co-owner, is an adjunct professor in DePauls College of Law.

Quarrel between Chicago Reader Union, co-owner close to end game

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor April 17, 2022

The Chicago Reader Union will rally this Thursday to demand that co-owner Leonard Goodman authorize the publication's nonprofit status. Goodman has been blocking the sale since 2021. Goodman, a criminal...

People walk along Chicagos Navy Pier, Friday, May 14, 2021. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines, saying fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Businesses turn to the honor system for vaccine proof as Chicago eases indoor mask mandate

Erik Uebelacker, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

Many Chicago businesses are now relying on the word of their patrons when it comes to wearing masks. The looser mask enforcement comes after public health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady’s announcement...

McDonald’s workers in Chicago went on strike along with other workers in 15 U.S cities as part of the nationwide Fight for 15 initiative.

Chicago McDonald’s employees demand a $15 minimum wage, join nationwide fight for 15

Erika Pérez, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 23, 2021

While McDonald’s corporation continues to gain revenue during the pandemic, McDonald’s frontline workers have been surviving paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. On May 20, McDonald’s workers...

A pump at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md., is out of service, notifying customers they are out of fuel, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nations largest gasoline pipeline reported making substantial progress in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chicago commuters feel effects of increasing gas prices

Jason Grapenthin , Staff Writer May 16, 2021

In the spring of 2020, Americans were going nowhere. Hunkered down in their abodes, the price of gas seemed inconsequential. Now, a year later, as travel begins to boom, residents of a reopening nation...

The General Iron facilitys relocation site at 11600 S. Burley Ave.

Environmental justice advocates score a win against General Iron, but their fight is far from over

Jackson Healy, Contributing Writer May 16, 2021

For about as long as Reserve Management Group has attempted to move metal-scrapping facility General Iron from Lincoln Park to the Southeast Side, activists and commonfolk near the proposed location have...

Protestors gather in the streets downtown, holding signs in solidarity with Palestine.

Thousands participate in Sheik Jarrah rally downtown to show support for Palestinians amid ongoing Israeli apartheid

Sonal Soni, Assistant News Editor May 14, 2021

On May 12, thousands of participants gathered in downtown Chicago as part of a march and rally organized by Chicago’s Coalition for Justice in Palestine. The event was in response to Israel’s continued...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Chicago public health commissioner discussed life after Covid-19 at student media press conference

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 13, 2021

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), discussed the city’s progress against fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in a press conference with local student media...

People gather with their dogs in Chicagos Montrose Dog Beach, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans dont need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Chicago plans summer reopening as COVID-19 vaccinations tank

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday she hopes to fully reopen the city by July 4. As Chicago progresses towards being a city once again filled with baseball games, concerts and restaurant-going, some...

FILE-Students from Chicago Student Pandemic Response,GoodKidsMadCity and other groups toured Wabash Avenue in Bronzeville to advocate against reopening schools in the coming weeks. Chicago Public Schools is expected to welcome K-8 students on February.

CPS high school students return to classrooms after more than a year of virtual learning

Erika Pérez, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 2, 2021

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted on April 18 to approve a plan to reopen high schools for in-person instruction. The CTU Rules and Elections committee certified the ballot results of the addendum...

Thousands of protesters march to demand the defunding of the Chicago police and that the police leave the public schools.

CPS students demand complete removal of police

Erika Pérez, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 2, 2021

Chicago police school resource officers will not be returning to high schools for the remainder of the academic year, according to a letter sent to parents on April 23 by Chicago Public Schools. “I...

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