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Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

September 13, 2019

Ten of the top-polling Democratic presidential contenders walk onto a debate stage in Houston, and America says, “I guess it was okay.” Thursday’s latest round of 2020 presidential debates—despite...

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

New nonbinary ID law changes gets governor’s approval, but will take years to implement

New nonbinary ID law changes gets governor’s approval, but will take years to implement

September 11, 2019

A new state law will allow Illinois residents to receive driver's licenses without declaring a male or female identity, but it could take more than four years before people can declare a nonbinary de...

Marchers mourn loss of Amazon rainforest destroyed by fire

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of marchers dressed in black marched downtown Thursday to mourn the damage caused by the Amazon rainforest fires. Organizers from Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Articulation of Indigenous...

Public colleges to provide mental health services similar to Columbia’s

Public colleges to provide mental health services similar to Columbia’s

September 6, 2019

Public colleges and universities in Illinois will be required to catch up to Columbia and other private colleges when it comes to providing mental health and suicide prevention services. Unde...

Chicago ‘bears down’ for 100th season, despite losing to Packers

Chicago ‘bears down’ for 100th season, despite losing to Packers

September 6, 2019

Cheering Chicago Bears fans gathered in Grant Park Thursday to celebrate the National Football League's 100th season kickoff. Fans were able to run plays in the training camp, throw long distance...

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

September 5, 2019

After members of the Democratic National Committee voted against holding a debate between 2020 presidential candidates dedicated to the climate crisis, 10 frontrunners participated in a town hall on t...

Illinois tackles global climate  crisis with Clean Energy Jobs Act

Illinois tackles global climate crisis with Clean Energy Jobs Act

September 3, 2019

Blue states such as New York have been passing legislation in waves to combat the climate crisis amid a congressional stalemate on the topic. Illinois hopes to be one of these states, as it attempts...

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

September 3, 2019

        With the Illinois primary election slated for March 17, 2020, and a diverse field of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters...

Bolivia’s sky darkens as Amazon rainforest fires rage on

Bolivia’s sky darkens as Amazon rainforest fires rage on

August 28, 2019

People around the world are starting to feel the tangible effects as parts of the planet are on fire. Last year, California was swept by wildfires causing environmental and social damage, and this year, Alas...

Rain or shine, the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show goes on

Rain or shine, the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show goes on

August 18, 2019

An estimated 1 million people were expected to watch the sky for the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show as planes and pilots ducked and dived throughout the skies along the lakefront Saturday a...

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

August 13, 2019

The honey bee population is being killed off at an unsustainable rate, with beekeepers reporting a 30% loss in their colonies annually. Activist organizations in the Chicagoland area are trying to c...

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