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Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

December 2, 2018

The Chicago Bears have brought that winning feeling back to Soldier Field. Twelve games into the 2018 NFL season, the team has a winning record against divisional opponents and took a five game winning s...

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

November 26, 2018

The ongoing battle between Chicago and big tobacco companies and e-cigarette distributors has intensified after a Nov. 12 announcement of a lawsuit against multiple retailers.City attorneys filed a lawsui...

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

November 22, 2018

Before the midterm election, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on his support of marijuana legalization in Illinois, suggesting that this legislation could reduce opioid overdoses, help reform the crimin...

Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices

Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices

November 17, 2018

Consumer and environmental rights activists and local restaurants want people to think twice before picking up their next Big Mac. During a Nov. 14 Rally for Clean Water, global environmental organiz...

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

November 11, 2018

Since 2012, nonprofit organization Dream on Education has tried to aid the development of high-achieving sixth to eighth grade students in underprivileged areas in Chicago, according to the program’s ...

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

November 10, 2018

Fresh off aweekend rally with former President Barack Obama, J.B. Pritzker defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner during a strong night for local Democrats. Nationally, women and minority candi...

Former President Barack Obama: ‘If you don’t like what’s going on, don’t hashtag—vote.’

Former President Barack Obama: ‘If you don’t like what’s going on, don’t hashtag—vote.’

November 6, 2018

Former President Barack Obama chastised the Republican Party for using fear mongering and lies in their bids for political office during the 2018 gubernatorial elections. “Why is it you’ve ...

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

November 5, 2018

Chicago residents have the opportunity to purchase vacant plots of land for just $1 through the  next  round of the Large Lots program, one of the recommendations in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Five-Year ...

Chicago Teachers Union helps start possible first US charter school strike

Chicago Teachers Union helps start possible first US charter school strike

November 5, 2018

For the first time in charter schools’ 26-year history, a handful of South Side Chicago charter schools’ teachers may hold the first-ever U.S. strike, union leaders said.Acero district school union...

Ride-share, cab drivers unify for better regulations

November 2, 2018

Taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers chanted "drivers united will never be defeated" as they demanded safety regulations, better wages and increased transparency from the city at a rally on Oct. 31. “F...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

November 1, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned Chicago’s politicians for micromanaging police officers through the consent decree, which would require officers to file a report every time they draw their weapons, among other changes to the police department. Sessions called the decree vague and insulting to the police department.

Midterm election: everything you need to know

Midterm election: everything you need to know

October 29, 2018

After months of campaigning during the most expensive midterm in U.S. election history—with more than $1 billion spent—voters will soon head to the polls, some for the first time.Joyce Williams, dir...

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