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CTU strikers: ‘Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot’

October 18, 2019

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters walked picket lines Thursday, striking for the first time since 2012. The union estimated that more than 30,000 strikers were prepared to be on...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: Chronicle FYI is part of the Chronicle's new, ongoing series breaking down complex, emerging issues of the day. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments on three cases that all ...

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

October 16, 2019

In the most crowded presidential debate in history with 12 candidates, there may as well have been a 13th podium set up for President Donald Trump for how prevalent he was in the discussion. The twelve candi...

Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

October 15, 2019

Brigid Kosegei won this year's Chicago Marathon Sunday, running a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds, smashing the women's marathon world record by a full 81 seconds. The previous world recor...

Protesters break police lines, at least two arrested

Protesters break police lines, at least two arrested

October 15, 2019

At least two were arrested Saturday at the Stolen Kids, Stolen Land protest, where participants called for the closure of Heartland Alliance immigration shelters. Heartland Alliance, an anti-p...

City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14, 2019

A proposed city ordinance would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Chicago if passed, a response to honor Indigenous populations who suffered at the hands of Christopher Colu...

Immigrant groups clash over senate bill to increase immigration access for some

Immigrant groups clash over senate bill to increase immigration access for some

October 12, 2019

Updated 10/14/19 at 8:05 p.m. with updated numbers of protestors. Shouts of “first come, first served” clashed with chants of “green cards for all” in Daley Plaza Thursday as immigrant advocacy...

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

October 11, 2019

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, and two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding LGBTQ+ workers’ rights, nine Democratic presidential candidates gathere...

Students intrigued by Dwight Lofts’ new neighbor: the Church of Scientology

Students intrigued by Dwight Lofts’ new neighbor: the Church of Scientology

October 9, 2019

Junior filmmaking major Aaron Biggers, who lived in the Dwight Lofts for the 2018–2019 academic year, was curious to find out what was happening next door after passing by the construction. Biggers eventually le...

The impeachment inquiry process, explained

The impeachment inquiry process, explained

October 8, 2019

When news broke of the U.S. House of Representatives moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry, many automatically assumed impeachment and removal from office were one and the same. Fact ch...

Climate protesters break police lines

Climate protesters break police lines

October 8, 2019

Several hundred climate protestors broke police lines near Daley Plaza Monday night, resulting in at least one arrest and blocked traffic. The protest, led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunctio...

Gun Violence Memorial  Project debuts in Chicago

Gun Violence Memorial Project debuts in Chicago

October 6, 2019

Blair DeLane Holt was a 16-year- old student at Percy L. Julian High School riding a CTA bus home on May 10, 2007, when a gunman fired shots into the bus, fatally striking the teen in the abdomen and wo...

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