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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...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett waves as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday, May 23, 2019, that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 5, 2019

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...

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Sophomore forward Paul Reed dunks against Central Michigan during the Roman Catholic Basketball Invitational Wednesday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena. DePaul advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament with a 100-86 victory. Jonathan Aguilar | The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 27, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demon's road to a College Basketball Invitational championship continues tonight at 7 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The next roadblock: the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Chanticleers finished the 2018-2019 season with a 16-16 record including a 9-9 record in the Sun Belt Conference...

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

DePaul senior guard Eli Cain drives to the basket against Georgetown freshman James Akinjo on March 6 at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons square off against Central Michigan in the first round of the CBI tournament on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul men's basketball will fight another day. On Sunday evening, the Roman College Basketball Invitational announced its field for the 2019 edition of its tournament and the DePaul Blue Demons are one of the 16 teams that will participate. Their first round matchup, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday night...

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you live in the Chicago area, the luck of the Irish is on your side. According to the personal finance service, Wallethub, Chicago was ranked the best U.S. city to celebrate 2019’s St. Patrick's Day. The service compared the 200 largest cities in the U.S., examining 17 key metrics, ranging from ...

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