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The last row of sunflowers remain in bloom at Sunflower City under the Garfield Green Line stop.

If a sunflower blooms in a city, does it make a difference?

September 28, 2020

What was once a vacant lot under Green Line train tracks is now home to nearly an acre of sunflowers. If the flowers are taken care of, these natural pollinators will bloom at least two to three ...

POLITICO live hosts a virtual town hall confronting inequality within the American education system.

POLITICO’s virtual town hall series takes on the A, B, C’s of racial inequities

September 25, 2020

Appearing on screen sporting a purple button-down shirt and red dress coat, POLITICO video reporter Eugene Daniels said what some people likely consider old news: "Racial inequality permeates every asp...

‘Say Her Name’: Protesters on the Breonna Taylor case and BLM movement

September 24, 2020

Following the news that officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged with murder, protesters across Chicago peacefully took to the streets to express their anger and fatigue...

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

September 24, 2020

Amid a sea of signs, names written in fake blood, solemn moments of silence and raucous chanting, the name of Breonna Taylor hung heavy in the air Wednesday night. Hundreds gathered at different ...

Event participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts for Kaufmann to customize.

Voting is in fashion for this South Loop resident

September 24, 2020

South Loop resident Dubi Kaufmann will not be casting a ballot this November, but he is hosting a free T-shirt printing event to encourage others to vote—just bring your own shirt. Kaufmann ...

BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

September 23, 2020

Shots were fired at 822 S. Wabash Ave. Wednesday, Sept. 23 just after 3 p.m., according to a collegewide alert sent to the Columbia community. The alert said the scene is now secured and stabilized,...

Katherine Bauer-Drozdzik (left) cheers for the Chicago Bears as they finish off the New York Giants on their last defensive play to win their home opener.

Chicago Bears win first home game without in-person attendance

September 21, 2020

After a come-from-behind victory in Detroit to start the season, the Chicago Bears returned home for the first time in 2020 with a win against the New York Giants at Soldier Field with no Bears fans in sight....

Protesters congregated at Federal Plaza on South Dearborn Street to hold a rally about the recently postponed

Hundreds march calling for the removal of ICE’s “Citizen’s Academy Initiative”

September 16, 2020

Standing across the street of the Field Building, home of Chicago's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, hundreds of protesters representing dozens of organizations waved Mexican flags...

Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

September 3, 2020

The topic of racial unrest for Black Americans was a recurring theme during the Democratic and Republican online national conventions. Rather than letting elected officials decide what political a...

Protesters gather under the

Protesters in Pilsen demand higher minimum wages for tipped workers

September 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters with One Fair Wage gathered under the “Elena the Essential Worker” statue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to demand higher wages for tipped workers in Illinois. The ...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

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