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Access to public information a struggle

Haley BeMiller

February 27, 2012


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Information is crucial to governing bodies and their citizens, and no city knows that more than Chicago. As Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters the second year of his term, information-seekers are raising questions about the city's willingness to be transparent. These questions date back to former Mayor Richard M....

Students protest detention of Palestinians

Clayton Guse

February 27, 2012


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A student-led demonstration took place in front of the Consulate General of Israel to Chicago on Madison Street Wednesday, Feb. 22. The group waved Palestinian flags in protest of the administrative detention that had led to the imprisonment of Khader Adnan as well as over 300 other Palestinians.This protest c...

Local bars, businesses welcome the return of the South Side Irish Parade

Tabitha Hurley and Ashley Huntington

February 27, 2012


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Imagine the chaos, mass intoxication and destruction of property at a once family-friendly event that has turned into a mosh pit of underage drinking and unacceptable behavior.That is the essence of the South Side Irish Parade, held March 11, the Sunday prior to St. Patrick's Day. It is a tradition that live...

Mark Kirk suffers stroke

Sophia Tareen (Associated Press)

January 23, 2012


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(AP) Doctors say a stroke suffered by Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois has affected his left arm and leg and some facial movement.Dr. Richard Fessler says part of Kirk's skull was removed Monday to alleviate pressure in his brain. Fessler says Kirk is in intensive care but doctors are happy with his statu...

DePaul pays tribute to Chicago’s former first lady

Paige Wagenknecht

January 9, 2012


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If you passed by the State Street entrance to the 14 E. Jackson building on your way to class last week, you might have noticed a picture of a kind-looking woman surrounded by flowers in the window.She is former first lady of Chicago Maggie C. Daley, who passed away in late November at age 68 of can...

Illinois illegalizes disposal of old computers

Katherine Hall

January 9, 2012


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DePaul students who received new electronic gadgets over the holiday season, take heed before you dispose of your old machines. You can no longer give that tired, slow laptop the traditional heaveho into the garbage can. As of Jan. 1, it is illegal to throw out old computers in Illinois.The new polic...

G8/NATO summit moves law school graduation date

Haley BeMiller

January 9, 2012


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DePaul Law Students have to rethink their graduation plans after their ceremony was relocated in anticipation of two important summits in international diplomacy, and G8 and NATO summits, coming to Chicago in May.While holding such prominent leaders from several countries to discuss current economic ...

Lincoln Park faces possible redistricting

Katie Kormann

January 9, 2012


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The proposed remapping of the 43rd ward has Lincoln Park residents worried as some may find themselves belonging to one of five different wards if the proposed remapping passes.Every ten years, Chicago's City Council must redraw the ward maps to reflect population shifts, which are based on the lates...

Illinois raises tolls for 2012

Natalia Hernandez

January 9, 2012


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The condition of truth in the New Year.As of Jan. 1, 2012, the Illinois Tollway has demanded a 35 cent I-PASS increase. Fares will range from 75 cents to $3.90, 87 percent higher than the rate commuters have been paying for the last 29 years.Professor Manzoor from the College of Education said she was "su...

CTA fares a penny on New Year’s Eve

Colleen Connolly

December 31, 2011


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The CTA will charge one penny for rides on all trains and buses starting at 10 p.m. tonight and ending at 4 a.m. tomorrow.Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., CTA customers will not use their fare cards to pay, as it will deduct the regular fare. CTA will not offer refunds to customers who accidentally use their...

Shootings occur at Virginia Tech after hearing

Kimberley Hefling, Associated press

December 7, 2011


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Soon after Virginia Tech officials at a hearing defended actions taken to notify the campus as a 2007 shooting rampage unfolded, the university on Thursday issued a series of warnings about gunfire on its campus five hours away.Following the 2007 shootings that left 33 people dead, Virginia Tech expanded its emergency notification systems. Alerts now go out by electron...

Virginia Tech put on lockdown after police officer, 1 other killed in campus shooting

Associated Press

December 7, 2011


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4:22 p.m.: State police: Va. Tech shooter was not the person pulled over during traffic stop3:41 p.m.: Va. Tech says there is no longer a threat on campus, says normal activities can resume3:36 p.m.: Law enforcement official tells AP that Virginia Tech gunman is believed to be dead.2:31 p.m.: Virgini...

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