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Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 FiveThirtyEight.com report, which used data from Brown...

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Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

May 4, 2015

In a matchup that would have made for an exciting Eastern Conference Finals pairing, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs, and the Bulls’ chances...

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Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

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The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

April 13, 2015

The story has been told time and time again, and the injuries have occurred time and time again, but it’s not about how many times Derrick fell. It’s about how many times Derrick rose.Criticism wa...

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NBA season a fitting length

March 30, 2015

The NBA season isn’t too long or too short; 82 games is just right.NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been open about extending the league’s season, which would reduce the teams’ burden of back-to-ba...

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Hold my meniscus, they called me frail

March 2, 2015

How can two neighbors disappoint Chicago sports fans in two hours?Blackhawks star Patrick Kane got shoved into the boards Feb. 24, fracturing his left clavicle. His neighbor, Chicago Bulls point guard D...

Former Rep. Derrick Smith seeks reelection in wake of federal investigation

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

After he was caught on tape allegedly accepting a $7,000 bribe, Rep. Derrick Smith (D-10th) was arrested and voted out of the Illinois House of Representatives 100-6 on Aug. 17. Despite the charges against him, Smith plans to run for re-election, leaving policy makers divided.During a Sept. 26 pre-trial status hearing, Smith’s representation sought additional time between future hearings to allow his client more time to o...

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