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Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

Sara Burnett, Associated Press

May 5, 2019


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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries. Illinois residents...

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

Associated Press

May 5, 2019


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Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. Cheever Griffin, Hynes' son-in-law, confirmed that Hynes died Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications...

1 body found, 2 more believed dead in Illinois plant blast

1 body found, 2 more believed dead in Illinois plant blast

Associated Press

May 4, 2019


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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the search for the other two. Crews suspended their search due to concerns about the stability...

Proposed graduated tax in Illinois inches forward

Proposed graduated tax in Illinois inches forward

John O'Connor, Associated Press

May 4, 2019


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has begun the process for ending the state's 50-year-old flat-rate income tax structure. But Senate approval of a constitutional amendment and proposed rates for a graduated income tax does not guarantee a change. House Democrats are trying to gather...

BREAKING: Faculty Council to vote on resolution condemning Jason Hill

BREAKING: Faculty Council to vote on resolution condemning Jason Hill

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

April 30, 2019


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The DePaul University Faculty Council is expected to vote on a resolution condemning professor Jason Hill’s article on the “moral right of Israel” to annex Palestine during its May 1 meeting. According to Faculty Council President Scott Paeth, the resolution is “not in any formal sense a motion...

Fallout from DePaul professor’s ‘Islamophobic’ article continues

Fallout from DePaul professor’s ‘Islamophobic’ article continues

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


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Correction: A previous version of the article misspelled Hadiya Afzal's first name. It is spelled Hadiya, not Hadyia. The DePaulia acknowledges and apologizes for the error.  Aggrieved students were vocal this week about their desire for DePaul to censure Professor Jason Hill over an article he wrote las...

After Chicago hotel workers strike, one unionized hotel is left with unresolved contract

After Chicago hotel workers strike, one unionized hotel is left with unresolved contract

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


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Javier De La Rosa Garcia hasn’t worked in 231 days. Meaning, he hasn’t seen a paycheck in 32 weeks. Neither have the other 33 employees of Chicago's Cambria Hotel that have now been on strike for nearly eight months straight. On Sept. 7, employees of the 26 hotels represented by the union, Unite Here...

Dinner gala at DePaul highlights overlooked LGBTQ+ social justice advocates

Dinner gala at DePaul highlights overlooked LGBTQ+ social justice advocates

Riley Reed, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


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DePaul students and faculty gathered on April 24 for the Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Dinner Gala to commemorate two of the influential activists of the Stonewall riots. The two trans women helped pave the way for future activists in the modern LGBTQ+ movement. Mycall Riley, head of the LGBTQIA Resource C...

EDITORIAL: During a controversial week, The DePaulia gets advice from someone who’s been there

EDITORIAL: During a controversial week, The DePaulia gets advice from someone who’s been there

The DePaulia Editorial Board

April 29, 2019


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You might have heard by now about the swirl of controversy that The DePaulia found itself in last week. It was a tidal wave of ethical quandaries, the likes of which we have never dealt with before. We found ourselves accused of exploiting victims of sexual assault. We had hundreds of our newspapers ...

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019


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A group of students gather in the Student Center for a feast like no other as the chef responsible for the meal looks on proudly. It’s right after DePaul’s spring break in 2014 and Chartwells is unveiling their new halal certified meals after a long-held campaign from students across campus for mor...

DePaul Student Government Association calls on students to initiate changes

DePaul Student Government Association calls on students to initiate changes

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


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DePaul’s Student Government Association want students to submit their own proposals to the benefit of the everlasting university experience. With a number of students submitting various proposals and sharing ideas, SGA’s new student collaboration system helps glorify the importance in having a pro...

Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

Associated Press

April 28, 2019


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Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's ...

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