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CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


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The CTA is getting a new set of security upgrades funded in part from the city’s ride-hailing service fee, according to an announcement made Feb. 27. The $33 million worth of improvements include upgrading more than 3,800 older security cameras to new high-definition versions, as well as adding 1,00...

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Timothy Duke, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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In response to panhandling, graffiti and shoplifting in the Loop, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has hired two private armed security guards to assist in the prevention and catching of such crimes and their perpetrators. Retail workers along State Street are glad to have additional assistance in dea...

Candidates for Governor still slinging mud

Candidates for Governor still slinging mud

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018


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As the clock winds down on the gubernatorial primary, the candidates came out swinging on Thursday at the University of Chicago. The Democratic gubernatorial forum was sponsored by WBEZ, Politico and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Although six candidates were on stage, three have emerged as ...

The Nazi next door

The Nazi next door

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018


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Arthur Jones of Lyons, Illinois, is set to become the GOP nominee for Illinois’ 3rd congressional district, despite disapproval from Illinois Republicans, including Gov. Bruce Rauner. “There is no room for neo-Nazis in American politics. I condemn this man in the strongest possible terms,” Rauner said ...

Chuy chomps the machine

Chuy chomps the machine

Sahi Padmanabhan, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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The historic Apollo’s 2000 banquet hall in Little Village was lined with monitors. The entire room seemed to be buzzing with anticipation of not only Bernie Sanders, but the Southwest Side’s own Jesús “Chuy” Garcia. Garcia made another push forward in his congressional campaign with a rally on ...

DePaul alum challenges incumbent for Northwest suburban district

DePaul alum challenges incumbent for Northwest suburban district

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 26, 2018


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Since graduating from DePaul in 2013, Kevin B. Morrison has put his studies in political and environmental science into action, gaining years of experience as a community activist and organizer for Chicagoland area politicians, including Ald. Mary O’Connor, State Rep. Robert Martwick and Hillary...

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Benjamin Conboy and The Associated Press

February 19, 2018


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On Feb. 13, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was at the Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street for training when he heard officers call for assistance in apprehending a fleeing suspect. Noticing the subject running by his squad car, the commander gave chase. Bauer, 53, chased the suspect, Shomari Leggh...

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


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Commentary: Around DePaul, everyone knows DIBS as that weird, creepy blue monster that roams the Student Center and makes everyone feel just a little uncomfortable. But when it snows in Chicago, residents respect a different kind of dibs — the art of shoveling out a parking spot and saving it with...

Chicago runners undeterred by record lows

Chicago runners undeterred by record lows

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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With record low temperatures sweeping the nation, Chicagoans prepare for business as usual. Millions of residents will bundle up with scarves, hats and mittens ready to face the arctic temperatures on their daily commute. Although those from warmer climates may think Chicagoans are crazy for braving th...

Kennedy, Biss and Pritzker leading the Democratic pack in governor’s race

Kennedy, Biss and Pritzker leading the Democratic pack in governor’s race

Ben Conboy

October 23, 2017


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The Illinois gubernatorial campaign is in full swing heading into primary season. Read More »...

Sophomore candidate for Cook County Board denies PAC funds

Sophomore candidate for Cook County Board denies PAC funds

Benjamin Conboy

October 9, 2017


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Bushra Amiwala will not be bought. Read More »...

DePaul alum prepares for race to 10th District State Representative seat

DePaul alum prepares for race to 10th District State Representative seat

Amber Colón

October 9, 2017


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When Edward Ward was a student at DePaul, he made sure that his voice was heard. Now, about a year and one half after his graduation, Ward is still extremely involved in his community as he looks to fill the 10th Representative District as State Representative seat in the in 2018. Read More »...

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