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Daniel Biss loses democratic bid, falters to Pritzker’s wallet

Daniel Biss loses democratic bid, falters to Pritzker’s wallet

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Democratic candidate and Illinois state senator Daniel Biss delivered his concession speech to cheers and chants from supporters as well as campaign staffers and volunteers on the evening of March 20. Since announcing his campaign for governor a year ago in March 2017, supporters of Biss and his runn...

Kennedy supporters upset by Pritzker’s victory

Kennedy supporters upset by Pritzker’s victory

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

March 20, 2018


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The optimism and anticipation supporters of Chris Kennedy held was replaced with disappointment and bewilderment as J.B. Pritzker emerged victorious in the primary elections for Illinois’ next governor. Many supporters furiously campaigned for Kennedy as the election approached, with over 100,000 c...

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

March 20, 2018


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Bushra Amiwala’s bid for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners has come to an end Tuesday, March 20. She conceded the race to Larry Suffredin, who won with 57 percent of the vote compared to Amiwala’s 26 percent, at a campaign event in Shukr Cafe in North Park. Suffredin has held...

Former Miss America running for Attorney General

Former Miss America running for Attorney General

Richard Bodee, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2018


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A former Miss America is running for Illinois Attorney General against a former governor, a mayor from Highland Park, a former chief administrator of Chicago's police accountability office and a handful of other hopeful candidates. It’s a heated race that kicked off in mid-September of last year when curre...

Stephen Hawking shrunk the cosmos

Stephen Hawking shrunk the cosmos

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

March 14, 2018


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Look outward toward the dimmest possible star you can see. That is all there is for you and I. In a sense, that distant star is the limit of our knowledge. But for Stephen Hawking, what we could see was not a limitation, but a challenge. He begged to see what it was that the layman could not; that...

‘With Purpose Lincoln Park’ raises money for pediatric cancer research

‘With Purpose Lincoln Park’ raises money for pediatric cancer research

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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A handful of people trickled into the upstairs auditorium in the DePaul Art Museum as senior Jessalyn Kieta took the podium. She began to explain what her and the four other group members, Melissa Bellew, Charlene Haparimwi, Maggie Orchard, Sandra Antunez, were there to present. The five came toget...

Athletic Director’s relative played key role in Wintrust agreements

Athletic Director’s relative played key role in Wintrust agreements

Jonathan Ballew and Shane Rene

March 12, 2018


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The Chief Marketing Officer from Wintrust Bank has confirmed that Wintrust Executive Vice President and sister-in-law of DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Kandace Lenti, was involved in the multi-million dollar Wintrust Arena naming rights agreement. DePaul officials have also confirmed ...

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

The CTA is getting a new set of security upgrades funded in part from the city’s ride-hailing service fee, according to an announcement made Feb. 27. The $33 million worth of improvements include upgrading more than 3,800 older security cameras to new high-definition versions, as well as adding 1,00...

‘You don’t want no problems:’ Chance gets political

‘You don’t want no problems:’ Chance gets political

Jonathan Ballew, Asst. News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Chance Bennet, better known as Chance the Rapper, made a highly anticipated appearance at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday. While the conversation between Chance and South Side journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs had a heavy focus on Chance’s artistic process, the two were not afraid to...

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Timothy Duke, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

In response to panhandling, graffiti and shoplifting in the Loop, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has hired two private armed security guards to assist in the prevention and catching of such crimes and their perpetrators. Retail workers along State Street are glad to have additional assistance in dea...

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