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Chicago History Museum free for Columbia students

Chicago History Museum free for Columbia students

October 3, 2019

Thirty mannequins standing tall are dressed in silk and feathered Hollywood couture. More than 300 objects representing Chicago’s role in design during the Great Depression are displayed in glass cases. And o...

E-scooters have e-normous issues, Chicagoans say

E-scooters have e-normous issues, Chicagoans say

October 3, 2019

Throughout parts of Chicago’s West Side this summer, shareable electric scooters, or e-scooters, were seen zipping up and down city streets or in some cases tossed haphazardly onto sidewalks, dr...

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

October 2, 2019

Vintage 6000-series trains took passengers for a historic ride through the Loop in honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Oct. 1. Built between 1950 and 1959, the vintage trains have not hosted the publi...

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 28, 2019

The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking and halt the doubling in volume of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

Bernie Sanders in support of CTU: ‘I am demanding a change in national priorities.’

Bernie Sanders in support of CTU: ‘I am demanding a change in national priorities.’

September 25, 2019

Update 09/27/19 at 9:30 a.m.: The Chicago Teachers Union voted 94% in favor of a walkout on Thursday, Sept. 26. The earliest a strike could occur is Oct. 7, as CTU needs to announce a walkout with 10 days ...

Behind the sign: One protestor’s ICE story

Behind the sign: One protestor’s ICE story

September 25, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article is part of the Chronicle’s ongoing coverage of immigration issues under the Trump administration. The issue continues to impact Chicago, with officials detaining five people...

Thousands walk to bring suicide awareness ‘Out of the Darkness’

Thousands walk to bring suicide awareness ‘Out of the Darkness’

September 24, 2019

More than 7,000 people gathered at Montrose Harbor Sept. 21 for the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk, in remembrance of those lost to suicide Organized by the Illinois Chapter of the American Fou...

Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

Multiple armed robberies near Student Center

September 21, 2019

A string of at least six robberies near the new Student Center have students and local shopkeepers on high alert. Pandit Pahtak, store manager at the 7-Eleven, 801 S. State St., said he was cleaning ...

‘Just the beginning’: Youth strike for climate justice

September 20, 2019

From kindergarteners to college students, youth were at the helm of Chicago’s Sept. 20 march in the global climate strike to demand climate justice from leaders. “This isn’t a one day event ......

Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

September 19, 2019

When Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, she does a lot more than point out the best shops or restaurants. Easley takes everyone on a trip through h...

‘Proud to be Mexican’: Chicagoans celebrate Mexico’s independence

‘Proud to be Mexican’: Chicagoans celebrate Mexico’s independence

September 16, 2019

Chicagoans celebrated Mexican Independence 209 years after the start of the revolution.  The Mexican Independence Day was commemorated with a Sept. 14 parade in Pilsen with marching bands, flo...

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

September 16, 2019

Walking through a cloud of fruity-scented smoke may become an experience of the past, as President Donald Trump announced Sept. 11 that the Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban flavored e-c...

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