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World’s largest Starbucks finds home on Magnificent Mile

November 18, 2019

The aroma of several different coffee brews, liquid nitrogen gelato and whiskey barrel-aged cold brew waft throughout the Chicago Reserve Roastery as a network of tubes pump freshly roasted coffee beans. The...

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

November 18, 2019

With more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, only four months from the Iowa caucus and five months until the Illinois primary, the race is on for who will win the youth vo...

Immigration officials decide Alejandra Cano must return for a second check-in

Immigration officials decide Alejandra Cano must return for a second check-in

November 15, 2019

Brought to the United States as an infant, Chicagoan Alejandra Cano has spent the past few months fighting for her right to live in the U.S. U.S. border agents stopped Cano, a permanent resident, at...

Students start grassroots effort to provide a student newspaper to UIC

Students start grassroots effort to provide a student newspaper to UIC

November 10, 2019

Last semester when student workers went on strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago, no one on campus knew what was really going on amid conflicting reports. The misinformation highlighted the need for an independent, stude...

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

November 8, 2019

The cost of education would have put Olivia Williamson in an estimated $40,000 of debt, but because of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Williamson attended Arizona State University online for th...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court to hear case that could eliminate DACA for good

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court to hear case that could eliminate DACA for good

November 8, 2019

In September 2017, President Donald Trump announced his administration’s intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. This would impact more than 800,000 people who were granted ...

Jeff Sessions’ visit to Northwestern sparks protests, political clash on campus

Jeff Sessions’ visit to Northwestern sparks protests, political clash on campus

November 6, 2019

From the inside of Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall, the sounds of banging on walls, high-pitched screaming and angry, guttural chants drowned out much of former Attorney General Jeff Session...

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

Teachers strike ends in compromise; classes to resume Friday

October 31, 2019

After an 11 day strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has reached a deal with the city, and Chicago Public School classes will resume Friday. Five instructional days will be made up—a compromise ...

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

October 31, 2019

Editor's Note: After verifying the identity and student status of some sources quoted in this story, Chronicle editors chose to withhold their last names and majors due to their age and the current ...

Chronicle FYI: Abortion case in Supreme Court could restrict Roe v. Wade rights

Chronicle FYI: Abortion case in Supreme Court could restrict Roe v. Wade rights

October 31, 2019

Physicians and clinics could be further barred from providing legal abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court decides on a new case this term, June Medical Services v. Gee. Reproductive rights gr...

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

October 30, 2019

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago Tuesday to garner support for the Obama Presidential Center—including touting revisions to the design of the museum building—...

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