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Homeless on public transit lack better options

By Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014

A conversation with any Chicagoan will inevitably yield a horror story or two about riding the Chicago Transit Authority, ranging from tales of pushy solicitors to unexplained, lengthy delays. But in the winter, some passengers have a more olfactory anecdote: the ripe smell of feces in train cars.The unwelcome stench is most common on the Red and Blue lines because homeless individuals are more likely to take shelter in the 24...

NATO protest back on

By Kaley Fowler

April 8, 2012

Following a month-long dispute with city officials, a coalition of anti-NATO demonstrators will be allowed to march through downtown May 20 in protest of the upcoming NATO summit.On April 4, city officials granted the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda, an alliance created to protest the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago, a permit to march from the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park to McCormick Place, 2301...

Ultrasound abortion law serves agenda, not women

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 30, 2012

As a young woman, I understand the fear of having a child too early in life. I’m not yet prepared to give up my life in order to raise another. College, jobs, friends, family and my future financial security trump any minute desire to have babies. And trust me, it’s minute.Thankfully, I’ve never had a pregnancy scare with ex-boyfriends nor have any of my close friends. But we all talk about it in hypothetical terms. ...

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