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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 ...

Outside of downtown Beijing, students experience how heavy rush hour traffic contributes to pollution and smog. 

Students experience off-the-charts pollution in China

April 13, 2015

The industrial revolution brought an era of innovation and economic growth that ushered in technological comforts and conveniences. But the path to the modern Western World was not paved without sacrifices, n...

Chicago flag waving

6,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in cook county

March 9, 2015

COOK COUNTY HAS issued more than 6,500 marriage licenses to same- sex couples since the Marriage Equality Act went into effect in June 2014, according to a Feb. 23 Progress Illinois report. Cook County ...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Police Profiling: Transgender People

City Council approves new police profiling ordinance

January 26, 2015

The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 21 to expand Chicago’s preexisting ban on police profiling to include “gender identity” and “national origin,” a move aimed at protecting the city’s tra...

Go tax yourself

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

By 2014 it’s pretty common knowledge that America is fat.The obesity rate has been ballooning for years, people aren’t getting enough exercise and First Lady Michelle Obama has made it her personal crusade to convince kids to eat their veggies. The current state of physical health in the U.S. is laughable, but the nation’s Body Mass Index is ultimately determined by its citizens, not its government.In Illinois’ late...

Editor’s Note: The importance of integrity

By Heather Scroering

December 10, 2012

Growing up, integrity was a value that many of my mentors impressed upon me. Part of my high school’s mission is “Integrity matters,” and the phrase was printed in every classroom and often spoken during announcements. Being honest with my family was the number one rule at home, and I’ve always carried my mother’s words with me: “At the end of the day, your integrity is all you’ve got.”Being honest is gener...

Gala celebrates LGBT progress

By Kaley Fowler

February 17, 2012

Dressed to the nines and eager to celebrate their progress, LGBT advocates attended Equality Illinois’ annual “Justice for All” gala Feb. 11 at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave., to show their support for the gay rights movement.This year’s gala emphasized Equality Illinois’ agenda by focusing on the accomplishments in securing gay rights on both state and federal levels.Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest ...

Separation of Church and State

By Vanessa Morton

November 7, 2011

by Samantha Bohner, Contributing WriterSame-sex couples may have a harder time adopting and fostering children if a proposed bill is passed in the Illinois Senate.Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Decatur) proposed Senate Bill 2495 on Oct. 12, that would amend the state’s Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act to allow religious organizations like Catholic Charities, a global network of charity groups, to turn down an...

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