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Nia Brown, a South Side Chicago resident, decides to help paint the mural after walking by Millennium Park.

Organizers memorialize Rosa Parks with public mural

October 26, 2020

Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef described Rosa Parks as "the mother of the Civil Rights era" because she helped spark the movement by refusing to give up her bus seat in 1955. Yosef said her fight against syst...

Bikers from Ride to the Polls cruise down Van Buren Street to their first stop at Union Station.

Chicago motorcyclists ‘Ride to the Polls’ to encourage voting

October 26, 2020

Rumbling engines cut through the brisk morning air as more than a dozen bikers gathered to take part in Ride to the Polls, a voter mobilization effort organized by Engines for Change in cities througho...

Pat Solomon wipes the ink off of a pumpkin carved by her husband Marc Solomon, who provided many of the pumpkins featured on the Lincoln Park Zoo pumpkin walk.

Fall activities for a pandemic Halloween

October 26, 2020

Although the pandemic has caused the cancellation of some beloved fall attractions like haunted houses and the Six Flags Fright Fest, there are still a variety of spooktacular activities the coronavirus has ...

Final presidential debate: Less raucous, more repetitive

Final presidential debate: Less raucous, more repetitive

October 23, 2020

After the infamous debacle that passed for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential De...

Awkward: What do you do if you and your friends have different COVID-19 comfort zones?

Awkward: What do you do if you and your friends have different COVID-19 comfort zones?

October 23, 2020

Your friends keep inviting you to dinner at an indoor restaurant, your Tinder match wants to finally meet up in person or your roommate is shaming you for not partying with them anymore. No matter wh...

Birders use binoculars to observe birds in the middle of the Douglas Park golf course.

Bird-watching and biking event brings awareness to environmental justice issues in North Lawndale and Little Village

October 22, 2020

For neighbors in North Lawndale and Little Village, bird-watching, biking and other outdoor activities may be the key in bringing awareness to issues of environmental justice. "Bikes, Birds and Envir...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (right) and former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (left) discuss how voting is an exchange of trust in democracy.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg warns Americans of a ‘crisis of mistrust’ during the election

October 20, 2020

On the last day of his presidential campaign, former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said as he marched alongside John Lewis, he wondered how protesters who marched 55 years ago a...

A rushed Supreme Court nomination in question, students and experts weigh in

A rushed Supreme Court nomination in question, students and experts weigh in

October 19, 2020

Following the death of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination has raised questions surrounding the future of health care in Amer...

A tale of two presidential town halls

A tale of two presidential town halls

October 16, 2020

At twin town halls, voters asked presidential candidates questions and audience members had the chance to hear from both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden — albeit in different loc...

Flesch takes a photo with a disposable camera for his supporters, Armando Orozco (right) and Mariana Castellanos (left) who were visiting Chicago.

Same store, same history, new location: Central Camera prepares to reopen

October 16, 2020

When Don Flesch reopens Central Camera in its temporary location later this month, the store’s longtime customers will not be traveling much farther than before. That is because the store will be reopeni...

Awkward: What do you do if you find a roommate’s sex toy?

Awkward: What do you do if you find a roommate’s sex toy?

October 13, 2020

It is hard to miss: There is a dildo on the coffee table and it is your roommate’s. You do not have a problem with sex toys as a concept, but you do think it is a little gross to find someone el...

Remote students struggle with broadband inequities

Remote students struggle with broadband inequities

October 13, 2020

During the early days of quarantine in the spring, Brianna Burke’s better school days happened when the lectures would actually load on her computer. Burke, a former Illinois Valley Community...

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