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Hidden holiday  guide to Chicago

Hidden holiday guide to Chicago

November 28, 2019

Chicagoans who have faced countless harsh winters here in the metropolis of the Midwest may see the run-of-the-mill holiday celebrations of the city to be less than stimulating. Christkindlmarket, the Linco...

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

November 27, 2019

More than 40 years after the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression was first founded in Chicago, activists have called for a refounding amid growing racism and repression of margin...

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

November 22, 2019

The Democratic presidential debate came on the heels of a full day of public testimony in the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. With no ...

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...

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