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Yosef negotiates with CPD Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks to allow protesters at the corner of East Ohio Street and North Michigan Avenue into the street.

Magnificent Mile temporarily shut down for protest, vigil honoring Black lives lost

August 30, 2020

White signs tied in a row on a long string swayed in the wind with the names of Black and Brown Americans killed by police officers. The signs were created as part of a protest meant to shut dow...

Police set up roadblocks with bikes and metal barricades to halt any attempt for protesters to cross the bridge.

Police and city departments conduct safety drill in Central Business District

August 29, 2020

Update: Story updated at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 to reflect more recent protest activity in Downtown Chicago. The city prepared for more protests on the Magnificent Mile Saturday evening challenging ab...

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

August 19, 2020

A man identified as a former Columbia College Chicago student was arrested and held on $20,000 bail for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer in the head with a skateboard during a weekend pro...

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

August 13, 2020

This year was supposed to be "The Year" for Chicago freelance musician and live sound engineer Niko Kapetan. Then, a global pandemic happened, and before he knew it, he was back at his parents’ hou...

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

August 12, 2020

Amid false positives and false negatives, widespread misinformation and distrust of coronavirus tests and vaccine efforts, some Americans are hesitant and confused when it comes to getting tested. ...

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

Campus closed following night of looting and violence downtown

Campus closed following night of looting and violence downtown

August 10, 2020

Dozens of businesses and storefronts—including one Columbia building—were looted and vandalized as hundreds of people descended upon the Magnificent Mile and other downtown areas, leading to conf...

Noble Golder College Prep, 1454 W. Superior St., is among one of the Chicago Public Schools to go fully remote for the first quarter of the upcoming school year.

BREAKING: CPS moves to remote instruction for first quarter

August 5, 2020

All Chicago Public Schools will officially go fully remote for the start of the fall quarter after immense pushback from teachers unions and parents, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the district's CEO a...

Protesters turn onto Wabash Avenue chanting “The people united will never be defeated.

Chicago students stand in solidarity for police-free campuses

August 2, 2020

Students from eight Chicago universities and colleges, and others from schools outside the city, came together for a block party to demand police-free campuses and celebrate strength in numbers. ...

Artist & Craftsman Supply closed its doors this month, leaving the Columbia community in search of a new art supplies store.

Columbia students say goodbye to beloved art supply shop in the South Loop: ‘It felt like our store’

July 31, 2020

Whether it be for sketchbooks, tools or stationery, Artist and Craftsman Supply was the go-to shop for Columbia students and instructors. Emily Gibson, a 2018 illustration alumna, said the stor...

Nearly 200 Chicagoans came out to support the Back the Blue rally, many holding American flags in support of American law enforcement.

‘Black Lives Matter’ counter-protest causes friction with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ demonstration

July 26, 2020

Separated by a metal fence and a line of police officers with bikes, Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter demonstrators came to a standstill in the South Loop Saturday. Blue Lives protesters—many ...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

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