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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...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Laura Kinter helps Awakening in any way she can, while focusing on marketing, development and event planning. 

Notable Native: Laura Kinter

April 21, 2018

As the associate director of Awakening, a nonprofit providing an artistic outlet for sexual assault survivors, 27-year-old Laura Kinter pitches in any way she can, whether it is planning major events or ...

No Crying In the House

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

September 5, 2017

Twelve-year-old Cameron Rich was on vacation with his family four years ago in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but instead of enjoying the barrier islands’ open-sea beaches and shipwreck diving si...

Obama confirms withdraw from Afghanistan

By Heather Scroering

May 22, 2012

By Heather Schroering, Valeria Fanelli, Kaitlyn Mattson & Julieta SholinyanPresident Barack Obama, speaking at the end of the two-day NATO summit in Chicago,  laid out several steps he said would lead to a successful transition from foreign to Afghan military control of the embattled country.The president repeated the promise to return 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the summer. He added that NATO leaders a...

Checks? Balances? Nope.

By Luke Wilusz

April 2, 2012

A Senator has openly argued against President Barack Obama’s position regarding the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The treaty would implement an international copyright enforcement policy that could include border searches, criminal prosecution for violators and statutory monetary damages to be awarded to copyright holders.On March 20, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a statement saying the administrati...

Reporters not PR puppets

By Luke Wilusz

October 24, 2011

Video game journalism has, unfortunately, always been heavily influenced by PR representatives from game companies looking to manage the public image of their products. Every now and then, they do a particularly sloppy job of it, as was the case with Electronic Arts, a global games manufacturer, this past week. On Oct. 19, reported that EA representatives in Norway had been caught trying to pressure reviewers i...

Being transgender in jail

By Darryl Holliday

April 18, 2011

Gender and LGBTQ justice advocates may have a new ally in some Illinois jails if a recent policy succeeds in changing the system.The Cook County Department of Corrections has created new guidelines for the custody and safety of transgendered inmates that will separate those deemed officially transgender and allow them to serve time in ways that match their gender identification as of March 21.“The idea is that in any co...

Manning’s courage rewarded with degradation, abuse

By Luke Wilusz

March 28, 2011

The treatment of accused WikiLeaks source U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning during his detention is appalling. Manning was detained for seven months without being convicted of any crime, first in a military prison in Kuwait and, more recently, at the U.S. Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. Despite his history of good behavior as a detainee—Manning has yet to exhibit any violent behavior or disciplinary problems—he is regarded as a ...

‘Robotripping’ still a common occurence

By J_Howard

September 13, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting the issue of Dextromethorphan, or DXM, abuse. On Sept. 14, the FDA will hold a Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee meeting to determine the risks and benefits associated with the drug.“In May 2005, [the] FDA issued a Talk Paper to notify the public about the issue of abuse of DXM,” said Crystal Rice, spokeswoman for the FDA. “At the time, we stated that the agency is working with other authorities to assess this seri...

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