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Striking Chicago musicians approve 5-year contract

Striking Chicago musicians approve 5-year contract

Associated Press

April 27, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have approved a new contract, a key step to ending a nearly seven-week strike. The Chicago Federation of Musicians says the five-year deal includes a 13.2% increase in salary and protects retirement benefits. The union says musicians unanimously supported...

Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy’s death

Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy’s death

Don Babwin and John O'Connor, Associated Press

April 25, 2019


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Disturbing details emerged Thursday of the torture authorities say preceded the beating death of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who had extensive contact with child welfare workers, escalating scrutiny of a state agency already being reviewed because of the recent deaths of two other children. Court documents...

37 hurt, including 7 critical after Chicago-area gas leak

37 hurt, including 7 critical after Chicago-area gas leak

Associated Press

April 25, 2019


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BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A chemical leak that caused a toxic plume to hang for hours over a northern Chicago suburb Thursday sickened dozens of people, including seven who are in critical condition, officials said. Lake Forest Fire Chief Mike Gallo said a tractor was towing two separate two-ton containers...

Missing boy’s buried body found, parents charged

Missing boy’s buried body found, parents charged

Associated Press

April 24, 2019


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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who went missing last week, and that his parents have been charged with murder in his death. Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police...

Police release father’s 911 call reporting son missing

Police release father’s 911 call reporting son missing

Don Babwin, Associated Press

April 23, 2019


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A father frantically hunted in his house, garage and the surrounding neighborhood in suburban Chicago, looking for his 5-year-old son who was not home when he returned after a doctor's appointment, according to a recording of a 911 call released Tuesday. In the 911 call last Thursday morning, Andrew...

Student groups demand apology after professor’s ‘Islamophobic’ article

Student groups demand apology after professor’s ‘Islamophobic’ article

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

An ethics professor who is no stranger to controversy has found himself once again in the firing line of upset students following the publication of a recent op-ed in which he argues that Israel “has the moral right” to annex all of the West Bank and strip Arabs living in Israel of their right to vo...

New details emerge about DePaul alum’s role in Russia investigation

New details emerge about DePaul alum’s role in Russia investigation

Benjamin Conboy & Brian Pearlman, Editor-in-Chief & Nation & World Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

New information about how George Papadopoulos, a DePaul alumnus who became the unlikely match that sparked the Russia investigation, has come to light in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a redacted version of which was made public Thursday morning. The report details how Papadopoulos, who g...

Dax Program utilizes housing-first model to uplift in-need DePaul students

Dax Program utilizes housing-first model to uplift in-need DePaul students

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under News

When housing insecurity strikes, students might fear that their options are limited. Moving back home, couch surfing or sleeping on the train become realities for students who are unable to secure a lease or afford on-campus housing. For DePaul students, another option waits for them on the 12th flo...

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Students question Title IX office’s accessibility and conduct

Ella Lee & Emma Oxnevad, Focus Editor & Asst. News Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Megan, a DePaul sophomore whose name has been changed to protect her identity, emailed the Title IX office in October to report an assault by another student at a DePaul-sponsored event. The office responded fairly quickly, and a man who worked in the Title IX office asked her to set up a time to spe...

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

Lauren Paris & Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writers

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

DePaul’s newest student-run environmental organization, Climate Reality: DePaul Chapter, recently launched the “What About DePaul?” campaign, after learning that DePaul is one of the only major Chicago based universities that lacks an official sustainability plan. With climate change being on...

Take Back the Night extends support to sexual violence survivors, highlights institutional shortcomings

Take Back the Night extends support to sexual violence survivors, highlights institutional shortcomings

Ella Lee & Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor & Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Technicolored shirts displaying personal narratives and messages of support for survivors of sexual assault covered the Schmitt Academic Center as a part of the Clothesline Project, just one component of DePaul’s Take Back the Night. Charlotte Byrd, one of the event’s organizers and member of Students for Reprodu...

Obama Foundation draws high-dollar, international donations

Obama Foundation draws high-dollar, international donations

Associated Press

April 16, 2019


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Former President Barack Obama's foundation collected contributions of more than $1 million from 11 firms and individuals in the first three months of 2019, records show. The Obama Foundation's donor list, which is updated quarterly, included the AT&T Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation...

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