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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

A Chicago police officer walks by the Bean in Millennium Park Thursday afternoon as visitors take photos near the attraction.

‘Why will it work this time’: Chicagoans question Lightfoot’s plans to curb crime

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

When entering Millennium Park Thursday evening, one would expect to see tourists and Chicago natives alike laughing, snapping photographs next to “The Bean,” and enjoying the summer evening. Instead,...

Eugene Jarvis and his wife, Sasha Gerritson, have given DePaul University its largest donation in school history to benefit the College of Computing and Digital Media.

Woman killed by car in front of CDM building

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor May 31, 2021

In the evening of May 28, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on the block of East Jackson Boulevard and South Wabash Avenue, in the crosswalk between DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM)...

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

19 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

Associated Press June 1, 2020

Nineteen people were killed and at least 63 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported. More than half of the weekend’s...

A worker checks the toilet paper rolls on a conveyor belt at a plant of Vajda-Papir Ltd in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, April 17, 2020.

DePaul student accused of leading online toilet paper scam

Alayne Trinko, Focus Editor May 3, 2020

A DePaul student allegedly participated in an online shopping scam, selling free toilet paper in exchange for a shipping and handling fee, according to a report by CBS 2. The student, allegedly from...

Under Lightfoots discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.

No silver bullet for explaining rise in Lincoln Park crime

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor March 8, 2020

On a chilly February night, Lincoln Park residents and area police huddle near the entrance of the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Some have their dogs with them, some brought their children and some...

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey, left, joins Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress, right, at the state Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Springfield, Ill., protesting the end of a practice by the Illinois Department of Corrections to transfer released inmates who have warrants or immigration detainers to Pontiac Correctional Center, where the Kankakee Sheriffs Department picked them up and detained them for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation hearings. Gov. J.B. Pritzkers administration says it halted the policy because it violates the states Trust Act which limits local police agencies cooperation with federal immigration officials.

Sheriffs: Illinois halts transfer of some facing deportation

Associated Press February 25, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Sheriffs' Association said Tuesday that some violent felons who had faced deportation are instead being released into local communities after their prison terms...

Donna More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney.

Donna More addresses concerns about North Side crime

Emily Reilly, Contributing Writer February 23, 2020

Cook County State’s Attorney candidate, Donna More, hosted a public forum last Tuesday night to promote her campaign. As a Georgetown University Law graduate, More began her law career handling appeals...

Chester Weger takes questions from the media after being released from the Pickneyville Correctional Center, Friday Feb. 21, 2020, in Pickneyville, Ill. Weger was released from an Illinois prison nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Weger was granted parole in November on his 24th try.

Inmate dubbed the ‘Starved Rock Killer’ freed after 59 years

Associated Press February 22, 2020

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park...

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

Griffin Wright, Katie Kostelic, and Brett Balicki January 20, 2020

Lincoln Park is thought to be a safer neighborhood of the city. According to some DePaul students, this may not be the case.  Many DePaul students had their own run ins with crime around the Lincoln...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

DePaul student accused of attempting to help spread ISIS propaganda

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor November 19, 2019

A DePaul student has been accused of writing computer code intended to assist in spreading ISIS propaganda, according to a federal release.  Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old software development major,...

Adam Bramwell

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor September 19, 2019

A man suspected of stabbing and slashing a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus in July was formally charged with the crime Thursday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a post on...

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor September 16, 2019

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered among the safest in the city. It was the latest in...

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