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Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

By Yasmeen Sheikah, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

Filed under Health & Tech, Metro

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and people around Chicago and the world are working to inform others about this chronic condition. Endometriosis is a disorder where endometrial tissue is found o...

‘This is what change looks like’: Chicago to have first black female mayor

‘This is what change looks like’: Chicago to have first black female mayor

March 7, 2019

When Chicago voters go to bed April 2, they will have likely elected the city's first black woman mayor. "This, my friends, is what change looks like," mayoral candidate and former Chicago Police ...

Bernie Sanders: ‘We are gathered here tonight to complete the political revolution we started three years ago.’

Bernie Sanders: ‘We are gathered here tonight to complete the political revolution we started three years ago.’

March 4, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) declared political revolution during the launch of his 2020 presidential campaign, which included a stop in Chicago. During a March 3 rally held at Navy Pier, 600 E. Gra...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Filed under Metro

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

2020 presidential candidates cheat sheet

2020 presidential candidates cheat sheet

By Alexandra Yetter, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

Filed under Metro

In two months, more than a dozen candidates have announced their bids for the 2020 presidential election. Many of those on the Democratic side would be firsts if elected, including the first Hindu ...

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

February 27, 2019

Chicago is poised to have its first black woman mayor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will face off in an April 2 runoff election...

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

February 25, 2019

With the Feb. 26 mayoral election just  a day away, Chicago residents may need to brush up on their politics to figure out which of the 14 candidates they will vote for to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel....

CTA pilot program to transform transit experience

CTA pilot program to transform transit experience

February 23, 2019

Lunch on the go, passport or souvenir photos and a mobile charging pack will soon be available while waiting for the train.The Chicago Transit Authority is introducing a pilot program at various rail st...

Cook County prosecutors charge R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Cook County prosecutors charge R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse

February 22, 2019

R&B musician R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by Cook County prosecutors.Kelly is accused of sexual abuse dating back to 1998 involving four victims, three of whom were alleg...

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Metro

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

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