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One day before the Iowa Caucus is set to take place, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. At 38 years old, Buttigieg is the youngest candidate running.

Democrats deliver last pitch to Iowans before first-in-nation caucus

February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA—One day before the Iowa caucuses, the first time nationwide that Democrats will publicly express their choice for the candidate to challenge President Donald Trump, many Iowans remain...

It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on campus.

Cannabis comes to campus: High taxes and long lines are a buzzkill, students say

February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The Chronicle refers to an anonymous source under the pseudonym of John Doe for the source’s legal protection from criminal punishment for selling cannabis.   By the time p...

(From left) WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell; Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois; and Troy Peters from Audubon speak to the City Club of Chicago about ways to lower the carbon footprint.

‘We ain’t got it’: Panelists discuss Chicago’s need for aggressive environmental protection

January 31, 2020

The Great Lakes region, which holds 21% of the world’s freshwater supply and could be a climate refuge for more than 400,000 Americans, is being threatened by global warming. Between decreasing oxyg...

MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks during a Q&A session at Northwestern's MLK Dream Week event Monday, Jan. 27.

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

January 30, 2020

When social justice activist Tarana Burke first coined the term “me, too” in the 2000s, it was not intended to raise global awareness for victims of sexual assault. “It was about creating emp...

Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) speaks with supporters after the candidate forum for Illinois's 1st Congressional District, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 23.

Candidates tackle health care, the environment and the economy in 1st Congressional District

January 30, 2020

Constituents, including local residents, educators and students, filled seats and crowed around pillars to hear candidates running for Illinois' 1st Congressional District seat share their stances on the ...

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

January 24, 2020

  HONG KONG—For seven months, activists have taken to the streets of Hong Kong by the millions to battle a controversial extradition bill, facing arrests, tear gas and, in some cases, death. ...

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

By Camilla Forte, Photojournalist

January 24, 2020

MOROCCO—For the last six years, Herrah and her family have gone against tradition by remaining in the Erg Chigaga region of the Western Sahara Desert. Despite it being one of the most untouched parts...

Thousands of marchers make their way down Adams Street during the Chicago Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 18.

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

January 19, 2020

Thousands gathered in Grant Park for the fourth Chicago Women's March, which began in 2017 in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The Saturday, Jan. 18 march—which will be ...

March for Life Chicago claims to be the largest pro-life event in the Midwest. Over 8,000 were in attendance during 2019's march.

Chicago’s March for Life attracts anti-abortion supporters, counter-protesters and white nationalists

January 15, 2020

Editor's Note: In this article, sources refer to abortions as pertaining to women. The Chronicle acknowledges that abortion is applicable to all people, regardless of gender identity.   ...

Fresh finds at Wicker Park’s indoor farmers market

December 22, 2019

Wicker Park’s monthly farmers market kicked off its indoor season Saturday, Dec. 7 inside the neighborhood's very own Robey hotel, 2018 W. North Ave. This indoor location brings people in from the co...

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, addresses world leaders at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Chronicle FYI: Where the world stands on the climate crisis ahead of 2020

December 16, 2019

As the decade closes, more than 25,000 leaders gathered for the 25th Conference of the Parties to decide the fate of new environmental policies in the midst of a global climate crisis. 2020 will ma...

Organizers from My Block, My Hood, My City hand out boxes of decorations to volunteers in Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Place, Sunday, Dec. 8.

Volunteers deck the halls of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

December 9, 2019

Volunteers were greeted with food, drink, boxes of decorations and thunderous Christmas music upon their arrival in Tuley Park. The decorations were part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Lighting in ...

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