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Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News

Chance the Rapper, born Chancellor Bennett, will be launching a charitable initiative called My State of Mind, a branch of his larger organzaiton SocialWorks. According to the official website for SocialWorks, My State of Mind hopes “to unify the broader mental health community, inc...

Lucas Museum not to be built in Chicago

Lucas Museum not to be built in Chicago

Jackson Danbeck

July 5, 2016


Filed under News

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will no longer be built in Chicago, “Star Wars” founder George Lucas announced June 24. Since November 2014, Lucas’ plan to build the $400 million museum on 17 acres of lakefront public land between Soldier Field and McCormick Place has been hindered by the ...

Emanuel proposes raising smoking age to 21

Emanuel proposes raising smoking age to 21

Kyle Woosley

January 24, 2016


Filed under Metro, News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance that would raise the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. Read More »...

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Danielle Harris

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinions

With the Department of Justice announcing it will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and hundreds of protesters calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez, the need for great change in Chicago is clear. And while calls that replacing Emanuel and Alvarez would revolutionize CPD are logical and entirely war...

Watch: Chicago protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Watch: Chicago protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Brenden Moore

December 11, 2015


Filed under Multimedia

Protesters marched through the Loop and up towards the Gold Coast Wednesday in a protest calling for Rahm Emanuel's resignation in light of alleged police misconduct. Read More »...

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Brenden Moore

December 9, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Protesters marched through the Loop, up the Magnificent Mile and down the Gold Coast Wednesday as they called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in wake of the fallout surrounding the release of the video showing 17-year old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by white Ch...

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Rachel Hinton

December 9, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

In a special meeting Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed aldermen, police and the public about the Chicago Police Department, the new task force and plans for moving forward. After the meeting, demonstrators responded to Emanuel’s message, chanting for his resignation and the resignation of Anita Al...

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

“Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet,” said former 43rd Ward Alderman Paddy Bauler upon his victory over a reform candidate in 1939. Indeed, this line became one of folklore as Chicago went from being a haven for gangsters to a safe place for elected officials to perfect their craft of graft. Read More ...

Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel: “We didn’t lose today, we tried today”

Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel: “We didn’t lose today, we tried today”

Megan Deppen

April 7, 2015


Filed under News

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night it was announced that Jesus "Chuy" Garcia had called incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel to concede in the first mayoral runoff in Chicago history. "The people of Chicago made me who I am today," Garcia said in a raspy voice over the loudly cheering crowd. "We didn't lose today, we tried today." Garcia talked about the hottest issues of the campaign,...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel re-elected in Chicago runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel re-elected in Chicago runoff

Brenden Moore

April 7, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel could finally declare victory Tuesday night after capturing the outright majority that eluded him six weeks ago. With the majority of precincts reporting, the mayor leads challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia with 56 percent of the vote to Garcia’s 44 percent. The mayor did exceptionally well in his Nort...

Chicago showdown: Rahm Emanuel’s runoff against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Chicago showdown: Rahm Emanuel’s runoff against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Brenden Moore and Megan Deppen

March 1, 2015


Filed under Focus

The 2015 Chicago mayoral election ended with incumbent Rahm Emanuel not receiving more than 50% of the vote, resulting in a runoff against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Read More »...

Analysis: Rahm Emanuel, allies cannot hide behind money

Analysis: Rahm Emanuel, allies cannot hide behind money

Brenden Moore

March 1, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Last week, Chicago voted, and last week Chicago sent a message. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel came in first place against four challengers in his bid for re-election, he failed to secure the 50 percent plus one necessary to avoid a runoff. Read More »...

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