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‘Herstory’ is made: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as mayor of Chicago

May 20, 2019

A new era in Chicago has begun with the swearing in of three women to the most powerful political positions in the city, with all eyes on Mayor Lori Lightfoot—the city’s first black, female, LGBTQ ma...

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

February 27, 2019

Chicago is poised to have its first black woman mayor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will face off in an April 2 runoff election...

Aldermen: Put phone away  before crossing the street

Aldermen: Put phone away before crossing the street

November 20, 2017

Sending a text or tweet while in a crosswalk may soon cost Chicagoans up to $500. Aldermen Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Anthony Beale (9th Ward) proposed an ordinance Nov. 8 that would fine pedestrians caught using “mobile electronic dev...

What will I do with a writing degree? A lot

By AmberMeade

December 10, 2012

I’ll never forget the first story I wrote as an 18-year-old freshman in the Fiction Writing Department. I had watched “My Own Private Idaho” for the first time, so naturally my piece was about male prostitutes. Despite not knowing what the hell I was doing and being one of the few students in the department who hadn’t grown up consuming literature religiously, it was an exciting time because no topic was untouchabl...

Fake weed, real consequences

By Gregory Cappis

November 28, 2011

Getting high on synthetic marijuana could boost not only your spirits, but also your chance of suffering a heart attack.Dr. Colin Kane, pediatric cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, studied three cases of teenage boys who all suffered heart attacks after smoking the fake cannabis known as “K2,” “Spice” or herbal incense in early 2011. He said he couldn’t prove that the chemical compo...

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