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League of Women Voters turns 100, but work not done yet

League of Women Voters turns 100, but work not done yet

February 18, 2020

Illinois politicians, community leaders and members of the League of Women Voters gathered at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave., to celebrate the organization's centennial Friday, Feb. 14...

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

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 ...

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

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.   ...

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

November 17, 2019

By the time you finish reading this, I can’t promise that you will suddenly be the most “woke” person in the room when it comes to racial discrimination and other systematic forms of oppression a...

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

Climate protesters break police lines

Climate protesters break police lines

October 8, 2019

Several hundred climate protestors broke police lines near Daley Plaza Monday night, resulting in at least one arrest and blocked traffic. The protest, led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunctio...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

October 1, 2019

Glad to see the students on strike about the rapid warming of the planet. But they should have been out there decades ago when it was taught in colleges around the country that⁠, if nothing was done...

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2019

As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, identification laws can pose a real problem for most Americans. Gerrymandering, is also a very important issue that, as Americans, we all sh...

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

August 16, 2019

When protest rock trio Rebel Rampage conceptualized its cover of “Immigration Man,” originally by Graham Nash and David Crosby, they were not aware of the extent to which immigrant detention at...

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

August 13, 2019

The honey bee population is being killed off at an unsustainable rate, with beekeepers reporting a 30% loss in their colonies annually. Activist organizations in the Chicagoland area are trying to c...

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

May 17, 2019

Raquel Monroe, co-director of academic diversity, equity and inclusion, pointed to everyone sitting around her and said they were all sitting at the table because they were leaders. A group of 17 Columbia...

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