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Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

By Eric Bradach

October 30, 2017

About $40,000 deep in student loan debt, Deyatres Dewalt heard an advertisement on the car radio that seemed too good to be true. Dewalt called the company, Teldebt Solutions Inc., in April 2015, and...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about directing the budget towards police training, funding Chicago Public Schools and more during his Oct. 18 budget address at City Hall.

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

October 20, 2017

New investments in law enforcement, job creation, public safety projects and education were highlighted in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 Budget Address at City Hall Oct. 18.Emanuel described the $114.2 mil...

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

October 2, 2017

The Early Childhood Education program and Teaching Artist and Education minors have been moved to the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department—dissolving the Education Department—and will no longer accept applications for the Fall 2018 Semester. Carol Rozansky, forme...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant is a wake-up call

Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 18, 2017

Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant shocked the world—but not in the way it should have. The 25-year-old singer wrote to her 126 million Instagram followers Sept. 14 that she laid low this summer because she ...

DACA debacle: A Dreamer's nightmare

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

September 18, 2017

Nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children are facing an uncertain future as President Donald Trump and his administration end an Obama-era program that gave those individuals protection from immediate deportation. The end of the Deferred Action fo...

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

September 5, 2017

Twelve-year-old Cameron Rich was on vacation with his family four years ago in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but instead of enjoying the barrier islands’ open-sea beaches and shipwreck diving si...

Panelists discussed how voter's one sided news feeds have contributed to the nation's hard-lined partisanship at Ferguson Hall, 600. S Michigan Ave., Aug. 16.

Experts, voters in search for civility in politics

August 25, 2017

Political partisanship in the U.S. is close to Civil War levels, and both voters and elected officials have contributed to the conflict and share the responsibility to fix it, according to experts in civil dis...

Demonstrators stood silently outside Gov. Bruce Rauner's Chicago office Aug. 9 asking him to keep his campaign promises. 

‘Handmaids’ protesters silently urge Rauner to sign abortion rights bill

August 10, 2017

Dressed in red robes and white bonnets—a nod to the Hulu original show "The Handmaid's Tale" based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood—demonstrators stood in silence outside Gov. Bruce R...

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate draws Speaker Madigan, Lord Voldermort parallel

By Eric Bradach

August 7, 2017

Illinois has a problem lurking in the shadows, and there is a parallel between him and a famous fantasy novel villain, said state Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood.In an eight-member candidate field vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Drury laid out his “blueprint to build the foundation for Illinois’ future” at an Aug. 3 press conference in Lincoln Park. Called Rebuild Illinois...

Students will receive MAP grant funding for the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 academic years.

Columbia receives MAP grant funding after state budget approval

July 25, 2017

Students who have been in financial abyss because of Monetary Award Program grant shortfalls can rest easy thanks to action in Springfield. After more than two years, Illinois has a budget for the full fiscal year after the state legislature overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the Democratic lawmakers of toying with children's education to achieve their political agenda at a July 24 press conference.

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

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