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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...

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...

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