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Man stabbed on Red Line at Fullerton stop

Man stabbed on Red Line at Fullerton stop

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

A man was stabbed Friday morning on a Red Line train at the Fullerton stop by DePaul's Lincoln Park campus, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. A 29-year-old man said he was on the train about 6 a.m. and tried to calm down another man who had been yelling, and the other man, 31, attacked him and they b...

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

December 2, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting...

City Council approves Lightfoot’s $11.6B budget plan

City Council approves Lightfoot’s $11.6B budget plan

Associated Press

November 26, 2019

The Chicago City Council has passed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote. Lightfoot’s office says Tuesday the budget is balanced and will close an $838 million shortfall without a “significant” increase in new property taxes. Lightfoot says in a release that...

CTA holiday trains, bus gearing up for season

CTA holiday trains, bus gearing up for season

Associated Press

November 25, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority’s holiday train will soon roll into service. The six-car train decorated with holiday scenes, lights and LED displays will begin service Friday on all CTA lines. Santa and his reindeer will ride along and greet children and their families. Saturday riders will get t...

Autopsy shows UIC student found in car died of strangulation

Autopsy shows UIC student found in car died of strangulation

Associated Press

November 25, 2019

The death of a University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduate student whose body was found inside a campus parking garage has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner says Sunday’s autopsy showed 19-year-old Ruth George of Berwyn died of strangulation. UIC police Chief Kevin Booker...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 20, 2019

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s...

Jussie Smollett: Chicago prosecution was malicious

Jussie Smollett: Chicago prosecution was malicious

Associated Press

November 20, 2019

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett’s attorneys filed a response Tuesday to Chicago...

Can Chicago support Rodney Reed?

Can Chicago support Rodney Reed?

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Innocent until proven guilty is a well-known phrase in the American legal system. This phrase spearheaded the argument to push back Rodney Reed’s execution date, originally set for Nov. 20.  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Friday, Nov. 5 to stop Reed’s execution on Friday, Nov. 15. A...

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy

Maria Guerrero, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Guild, an organization of journalists, announced on Twitter the shut down of Hoy Media, the city’s leading Spanish-language newspaper, by Tribune Publishing last Tuesday. “We’re deeply disappointed that Tribune Publishing is shutting down Hoy, which has gone beyond stereotyp...

Chicago teacher fights for inner city success

Chicago teacher fights for inner city success

Maria Guerrero, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A South Side teacher fights for the future of inner city kids within his classroom. Trenton Sapp, a Roseland resident, is a teacher at Corliss High School serving as a voice for his students since he started teaching in 2015. “We need more people to step up and fight for our inner city youth,”...

Tribune Cierra Sus Medios En Español

Tribune Cierra Sus Medios En Español

Maria Guerrero and Hillary Flores

November 18, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Guild, una organización de periodistas, anunció a través de Twitter el cierre de Hoy, el periódico principal en español de la ciudad, el martes pasado. “Estamos profundamente decepcionados de que Tribune Publishing esté cerrando Hoy, que ha ido más allá de los estereotip...

Northwestern paper’s apology sparks journalism debate

Northwestern paper’s apology sparks journalism debate

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

November 13, 2019

Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on the suburban...

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