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Joe Lewis (Jo Mama) marching in support of the BLM movement. .

Chicago Black Drag Council born out of the ashes of 2020

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

2020 was a year full of hardships ranging from a global pandemic to increased racial tension, causing some to call for change. Chicago’s Black drag community saw this need for change and formed the Chicago...

People march during the second consecutive weekend of Stop Asian Hate protests, Saturday March 27, 2021, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Anti-Asian ideologies allow Asian hate in Chicago to persist

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor April 4, 2021

Hate crimes and discrimination against Asian Americans are rising at a high rate, largely due to harmful anti-Asian ideologies. Chicago has the fifth-largest Asian American population in the U.S., while...

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors seeking volunteers for migration season

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings. CBCM is a nonprofit organization...

United Center will be home to a new COVID-19 vaccination site, with the ability to vaccinate 6,000 people a day.

United Center to become mass vaccination site

Josephine Stratman, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Beginning March 10, a new COVID-19 vaccination site at the United Center will vaccinate 6,000 people a day.   More than 100,000 appointments opened this week, with more coming soon, as the site is...

Restaurants along 2000 N Halsted in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Lincoln Park restaurants, retail suffer in the Covid economy

The Lincoln Park neighborhood’s atmosphere was empty after March 2020 when DePaul emptied its campus and sent students home to limit the spread of Covid-19. As students went away, local restaurants suffered.  “When...

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Revisiting Heartland Alliance a year after Covid outbreak sickened 42 detainees and staff

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor March 4, 2021

Activists are demanding answers surrounding Heartland Alliance’s Covid-19 protocols after an outbreak infected 42 people last April – reportedly the largest outbreak of the virus at any shelter for...

A snow covered truck sits outside the home of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, near Midway International Airport in Chicago. Madigan announced his resignation from the Illinois House Thursday, after representing a Southwest Side Chicago area district for a half-century. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Uber prices skyrocketed to inaccessible costs during Chicago snowstorm

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 2, 2021

As temperatures in Chicago plummeted last month, Uber and rideshare prices soared.  On Feb. 15, after a storm swept Illinois with a sheet of snow, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation,...

Residents out on the Lakefront Trail as temperatures reach 54 degrees in Chicago following weeks of bitter cold and heavy snowfall

Chicagoans get outside for weekend warm up

Eric Henry, Photo Editor February 28, 2021

This weekend Chicago temperatures reached 54 degrees following weeks of bitter cold and heavy snowfall. In the weeks prior, some areas of Chicago got as much as 18 inches of snowfall.    The...

Alex Hadac, 19, kneels behind chalk art. Residents of the South Loop came together to embrace chalk art after Hadac was verbally and physically assaulted.

Teens attacked in south loop for Biden 2020 drawing

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

On Nov. 4, Alexis Hadac, 19, and Haylee Sandoval, 19, of Berwyn, were babysitting when they took the kids to get some fresh air at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, which ended with a physical altercation...

Both names of the Boystown-North Halsted neighborhood are seen throughout the area.

Boystown to be renamed following petition for inclusivity

Ava O'Malley, Contributing Writer October 18, 2020

A petition demanding for the name change of Chicago’s popular LGBTQ+ neighborhood, Boystown, concluded on Sept. 15. The petition, organized by non-binary activist Devlyn Camp, called out the exclusionary...

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