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Farmers market across city implement guidelines to protect patrons and staff

Farmers Market in Wicker Park operational with mask wearing and other Covid-19 safety procedures

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial hardships for many small businesses. At a time when people may feel uncomfortable going into busy shops, farmers markets have made an impact on local businesses. “The sales [at Green City Market] helped us open our first shop,” Paula Haney of Hoosier ...

Cultural institutions across Chicago see effects of the pandemic

The Bean, located in Millennium Park, closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Nadia Hernandez and Cailey Gleeson

September 20, 2020

Since Covid-19 forced varying degrees of lockdown and travel restrictions around the globe, the streets of Chicago have been empty without tourists filling iconic spots.  Prior to the halt of normalcy imposed by the pandemic, Illinois tourism saw its ninth consecutive year of record-breaking numbe...

What to do in Chicago during a pandemic

Residents enjoy the warm weather with a stroll along the Lakefront Trail near Oak Street Beach, Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2020, in Chicago, despite a stay-at-home order from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker during the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor

September 6, 2020

The daily lives of millions throughout the country came to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars, restaurants, other businesses and even schools were all shut down.  On June 26, Chicago entered Phase Four of its reopening plan, which allows outdoor and limited indoor dining. With phase four, pe...

University employee tests positive for COVID-19 on Lincoln Park campus

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2020

Students, faculty and staff were notified of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus on Friday afternoon.  According to a university-wide email sent by DePaul Community Health, the employee who tested positive was last on campus in Sanctuary Hall on August 4 and the buil...

Preview: Cubs look to bounce back after disappointing 2019 season

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a summer camp baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Chicago.

Ernesto Hernandez, Asst. Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Chicago Cubs kick off the 2020 season at home against the Milwaukee Brewers as the team looks to rebound from a 2019 season which saw the team miss the postseason for the first time since 2014. The Cubs finished the 2019 season in third place, behind St. Louis and Milwaukee, with a record of 89-73...

Taste of Chicago to-go

The van for Ms Tittle's Cupcakes, which will be featured at this year's modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many iconic Chicago events, including Lollapalooza, the Air and Water show and the Chicago Marathon. But last weekend, the city was able to host its popular Taste of Chicago event – but repackaged as “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” On July 1, Mayor L...

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The man is married to the Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. There have been cases...

CIFF volunteer experience positive for film students, cinephiles alike

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

During the Chicago International Film Festival, there are lots of big-picture things set far ahead. Running a large festival like the one in Chicago, which concluded its 55th rendition of the fest on Sunday night, takes dedicated people planning it out for months. Yet on the ground floor, small things...

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up brings fall vibes downtown

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-up, which is located on Elston Avenue, offers fall food, drinks, games and photo opportunities in a pumpkin patch themed experience.

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Walking through the entrance at Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up encapsulates everything that is associated with fall: mounds of hay, plenty of people wearing their favorite flannels and, of course, pumpkins.    Instead of spending a night exploring the city amongst the skyscrapers, people can maneuver throu...

Local ghost tour explores city’s haunted sites

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

October 28, 2019

It’s been almost 20 years since the first Chicago Hauntings “ghost bus” took to the streets, but the signs of paranormal activity haven’t slowed down in the slightest. Ursula Bielski and her team of paranormal investigators run these weekly tours, with Anthony Szabelski taking the lead on the...

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

CPD car parked outside 55 E. Jackson as police investigated a bomb threat called into the 22nd floor, where the president's office is located.

Shane Rene, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

All offices in 55 E. Jackson on DePaul's Loop Campus were evacuated just before 3:30 Thursday afternoon after an unconfirmed bomb threat was called into the 22nd floor, where DePaul's executive offices including that of President A. Gabriel Esteban are located. After roughly 40 minutes, Chicago Police...

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

DePaul sophomore Devin Gage and Marquette junior Markus Howard fight for a loose ball at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 12.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

College basketball has become known for its intense rivalries over the years, with most conferences having a marquee rivalries that is must-see tv. Not only do a lot of conferences around the country have big rivalries, but cities do as well. The biggest college basketball rivalry, for example, is b...

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