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Protesters congregated at Federal Plaza on South Dearborn Street to hold a rally about the recently postponed

Hundreds march calling for the removal of ICE’s “Citizen’s Academy Initiative”

September 16, 2020

Standing across the street of the Field Building, home of Chicago's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, hundreds of protesters representing dozens of organizations waved Mexican flags...

Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

September 3, 2020

The topic of racial unrest for Black Americans was a recurring theme during the Democratic and Republican online national conventions. Rather than letting elected officials decide what political a...

Protesters gather under the

Protesters in Pilsen demand higher minimum wages for tipped workers

September 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters with One Fair Wage gathered under the “Elena the Essential Worker” statue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to demand higher wages for tipped workers in Illinois. The ...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

Yosef negotiates with CPD Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks to allow protesters at the corner of East Ohio Street and North Michigan Avenue into the street.

Magnificent Mile temporarily shut down for protest, vigil honoring Black lives lost

August 30, 2020

White signs tied in a row on a long string swayed in the wind with the names of Black and Brown Americans killed by police officers. The signs were created as part of a protest meant to shut dow...

Police set up roadblocks with bikes and metal barricades to halt any attempt for protesters to cross the bridge.

Police and city departments conduct safety drill in Central Business District

August 29, 2020

Update: Story updated at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 to reflect more recent protest activity in Downtown Chicago. The city prepared for more protests on the Magnificent Mile Saturday evening challenging ab...

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

August 19, 2020

A man identified as a former Columbia College Chicago student was arrested and held on $20,000 bail for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer in the head with a skateboard during a weekend pro...

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

August 13, 2020

This year was supposed to be "The Year" for Chicago freelance musician and live sound engineer Niko Kapetan. Then, a global pandemic happened, and before he knew it, he was back at his parents’ hou...

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

August 12, 2020

Amid false positives and false negatives, widespread misinformation and distrust of coronavirus tests and vaccine efforts, some Americans are hesitant and confused when it comes to getting tested. ...

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

Campus closed following night of looting and violence downtown

Campus closed following night of looting and violence downtown

August 10, 2020

Dozens of businesses and storefronts—including one Columbia building—were looted and vandalized as hundreds of people descended upon the Magnificent Mile and other downtown areas, leading to conf...

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