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People march during the second consecutive weekend of Stop Asian Hate protests, Saturday March 27, 2021, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Anti-Asian ideologies allow Asian hate in Chicago to persist

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor April 4, 2021

Hate crimes and discrimination against Asian Americans are rising at a high rate, largely due to harmful anti-Asian ideologies. Chicago has the fifth-largest Asian American population in the U.S., while...

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors seeking volunteers for migration season

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings. CBCM is a nonprofit organization...

United Center will be home to a new COVID-19 vaccination site, with the ability to vaccinate 6,000 people a day.

United Center to become mass vaccination site

Josephine Stratman, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Beginning March 10, a new COVID-19 vaccination site at the United Center will vaccinate 6,000 people a day.   More than 100,000 appointments opened this week, with more coming soon, as the site is...

Restaurants along 2000 N Halsted in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Lincoln Park restaurants, retail suffer in the Covid economy

The Lincoln Park neighborhood’s atmosphere was empty after March 2020 when DePaul emptied its campus and sent students home to limit the spread of Covid-19. As students went away, local restaurants suffered.  “When...

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Revisiting Heartland Alliance a year after Covid outbreak sickened 42 detainees and staff

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor March 4, 2021

Activists are demanding answers surrounding Heartland Alliance’s Covid-19 protocols after an outbreak infected 42 people last April – reportedly the largest outbreak of the virus at any shelter for...

A snow covered truck sits outside the home of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, near Midway International Airport in Chicago. Madigan announced his resignation from the Illinois House Thursday, after representing a Southwest Side Chicago area district for a half-century. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Uber prices skyrocketed to inaccessible costs during Chicago snowstorm

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 2, 2021

As temperatures in Chicago plummeted last month, Uber and rideshare prices soared.  On Feb. 15, after a storm swept Illinois with a sheet of snow, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation,...

Residents out on the Lakefront Trail as temperatures reach 54 degrees in Chicago following weeks of bitter cold and heavy snowfall

Chicagoans get outside for weekend warm up

Eric Henry, Photo Editor February 28, 2021

This weekend Chicago temperatures reached 54 degrees following weeks of bitter cold and heavy snowfall. In the weeks prior, some areas of Chicago got as much as 18 inches of snowfall.    The...

A Puerto Rican flag flies in front of a Walmart located at 4626 W Diversey Ave. that is conducting Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid-19 swept through communities of color. The vaccine has yet to do the same.

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor February 22, 2021

As Latino and Black Chicagoans continue to experience the highest Covid-19 death rates in the city, they are receiving vaccinations at the lowest rate.  The Chicago Public Health Department (CDPH)...

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

CPD strips president of DePaul-partnered police union of pay

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor February 11, 2021

The Chicago Police Department suspended controversial union president John Catanzara from the city’s police force and stripped him of pay for at least the next 30 days. He is currently awaiting a decision...

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

Community organizations call for removal of president of DePaul-partnered police union

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor February 7, 2021

Seventy-eight local and national organizations wrote a letter on Feb. 1 to the Chicago Police Board and Mayor Lori Lightfoot calling for the removal of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police President...

llinois Governor JB Pritzker talks to journalism students, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in the press room of the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. Journalism students and faculty attended the candid discussion about the governor’s career and Illinois politics, followed by a question and answer session from the university's student media outlets.

Pritzker: College students ‘further back in line’ for Covid-19 vaccine

Governor J.B. Pritzker said at a DePaul student media press conference that college students will have to wait a while longer before receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.  The governor held the conference...

Cars in line at pharmacy drive through at Walgreens in River Forest, one of the few places to offer a Covid-19 vaccine in the area.

Chicago enters phase 1B of vaccine distribution—but college students will have to wait

Rebecca Meluch, Opinion Editor January 31, 2021

Chicago is in phase 1B of vaccine distribution as of Jan. 25 — and unless included as a front-line essential worker, college students are not covered in the new phase. Phase 1B entails vaccination eligibility...

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