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Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

By Yasmeen Sheikah

January 28, 2019

Filed under Metro

After two terms in office that may be most remembered for police shootings, school closings and an exodus of residents, Chicago’s mayoral race is wide open. A diverse pool of 14 candidates are vying to repla...

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

January 28, 2019

A new program that allows the police to scan license plates and digitally track their data, to help combat the city's high numbers of carjackings, has come under fire by nonprofit groups that are worr...

CTA Blue Line connects Wi-Fi

CTA Blue Line connects Wi-Fi

January 27, 2019

Staying connected during your commute has been simplified.The mayor’s office announced in a Jan. 13 press release that free Wi-Fi is being offered to the CTA’s Blue Line Clark/Lake stop.CTA Spokespers...

South Loop spots during Restaurant Week

South Loop spots during Restaurant Week

January 25, 2019

The 12th Chicago Restaurant Week begins today, Jan. 25, and runs until Feb. 7. Consumers get to enjoy prix-fixe menus starting at $24 for lunch and brunch and $36 or $48 for dinner.Director of Partnerships ...

No matter temperature, Polar Peace March walks to stop violence

No matter temperature, Polar Peace March walks to stop violence

January 24, 2019

“Stop the violence, start the love.”This was the chant approximately 300 people marched to Jan. 20. on a day when temperatures fell below 20 degrees. The Polar Peace March lived up to its name.Despite...

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

Cubs, Citypak Project give back at Thanksmas

January 18, 2019

From the diamond to the kitchen, Cubs manager Joe Maddon served food as part of his annual Thanksmas event Jan. 17. Maddon with other members of the Cubs organization, including Rick Sutcliffe and Cla...

Judge Gaughan: ‘One act, one sentence, one crime,’ Van Dyke sentenced

January 18, 2019

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald, concluding one of the most racially charged trials in Chicago history. Co...

Think, fight and plan like a girl: Chicago’s Youth Women’s March 2019

January 18, 2019

When it was announced Chicago would not hold a 2019 Women’s March, a Roosevelt University student knew she had to do something to change that. Freshman Jazmine-Marie Cruz noticed on the Women's ...

Telepsychiatry increases access to mental health care

Telepsychiatry increases access to mental health care

December 10, 2018

There are not enough mental health clinicians in America to keep up with the demand for them. In an effort to combat this issue, healthcare providers are turning to screens and phones.Telepsychiatry...

CTA shooting raises concern

CTA shooting raises concern

December 7, 2018

This article has been updated to include interviews from a student and campus security.At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 6, a man was shot at the Jackson Red Line stop, according to Fred Waller, Chief of Patrol ...

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

December 4, 2018

Twinkling lights, joyous sounds, tasty treats and even Santa Claus himself can be found aboard one of the famous CTA holiday transportation services.Most people do not know the CTA Allstate Holiday Trai...

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