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Chicago aldermen OK $2.4M in tax subsidies for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

Chicago aldermen OK $2.4M in tax subsidies for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

Associated Press

April 10, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

The Chicago City Council has approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments after Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said she would drop her opposition. Aldermen voted Wednesday morning on the packages. An earlier vote was delayed when Lightfoot said she wanted to review the tax packages....

Pritzker signs bill banning tobacco sales to Illinois minors

Pritzker signs bill banning tobacco sales to Illinois minors

Associated Press

April 8, 2019


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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to minors. Pritzker on Sunday signed legislation raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. With Pritzker's action, beginning on July 1, Illinois will join California, New Jersey, Massachusetts,...

Mayor Emanuel to delay vote on $2B tax deals for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

Mayor Emanuel to delay vote on $2B tax deals for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

Associated Press

April 8, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed at the request of incoming mayor Lori Lightfoot to delay votes on tax packages worth about $2 billion for a pair of development projects. “In our first meeting, as well as in subsequent conversations, I made it very clear to the mayor-elect that I would not...

DePaul LGBTQIA+ Resource Center opens up discussion for sexual politics

DePaul LGBTQIA+ Resource Center opens up discussion for sexual politics

Amanda Sallman, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

It can be intimidating and overwhelming to address the topic of sexuality, especially in a society where sexuality is kept extremely under wraps. DePaul’s LGBTQIA Resource Center was formed last February as a safe space to students who identify as LGBTQIA+. When the Center for Identity, Inclusion and S...

How the minimum wage increase will affect DePaul student employees

How the minimum wage increase will affect DePaul student employees

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

When DePaul University junior Breya Jones heard that Illinois was raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, she felt like it was a validation that her work is valued by the community. Like many studying at DePaul, she’s a student employee at the university. “It makes me feel like even though I’m a...

Pothole season plagues Chicago

Pothole season plagues Chicago

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under News

In November 2018, the pavement was damp with sleet rain as Rasheem Taylor commuted across Chicago on Kedzie Avenue to pick up a family friend in his vehicle. It had been an average commute until his car jolted and he suddenly bounced up from his driver seat, nearly bumping his head on the roof of the car....

The search for student commencement speakers

The search for student commencement speakers

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

The deadline for DePaul commencement speaker applications is April 12, but at a university with a large student body, how are student speakers chosen and what does it take to give an address at commencement? Students are chosen by a selection committee that reviews applications, narrowing down and c...

DemonTHON heats up DePaul Student Center

DemonTHON heats up DePaul Student Center

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

From Friday to Saturday, DePaul students shook up the Student Center for a charitable cause. DemonTHON, founded in 2011, is an annual 24-hour dance marathon in which participants raise money for Lurie Children’s Hospital. The marathon is completed in two 12-hour shifts, in which donors pledge mone...

Trump free speech executive order complicates DePaul’s history with controversial speakers

Trump free speech executive order complicates DePaul’s history with controversial speakers

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under News

DePaul officials do not yet know how the university will be affected by a recent executive order from President Donald Trump. Trump’s order requires colleges and universities to “promote free and open debate” on their campuses. Free speech at DePaul has long been controversial, with the university having a histor...

DePaul Faculty Council addresses updated diversity report, student resources

DePaul Faculty Council addresses updated diversity report, student resources

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019


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DePaul’s Faculty Council discussed its updated diversity report as well as possible changes to textbooks and tuition at its April 3 meeting. After a request for an updated faculty diversity report, Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs Lawrence Hamer was able to present the report with...

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

Associated Press

April 7, 2019


Filed under Crime Watch, News

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two children were among the six people who were wounded when two men opened fire on a baby shower outside of a home on the South Side of Chicago. The attack happened Saturday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 20 childre...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 5, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's la...

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