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Tiny Boots, announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, will give free child care to Illinois veterans attending counseling, medical appointments or job interviews through a partnership with the YWCA.

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pictured here at a City Council meeting Feb. 22, has yet to introduce a plan to implement the recent Department of Justice recommendations

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

February 27, 2017

After more than a month since the U.S. Department of Justice released its report on the Chicago Police Department and a new administration has taken office in Washington D.C., activists and aldermen are now...

Northwestern professors discussed Hamilton the musical's influence in the classroom and how the musical has changed—and challenged—historians and college classes Feb. 21 at the Newberry Library on 60 W. Walton Street.

Professors talk ‘What Comes Next?’ in ‘Hamilton’s’ impact

February 27, 2017

Gold Coast’s Newberry Library was bustling with a full crowd of all ages—some even arriving after the panel started—eager to hear a discussion about the hit musical “Hamilton’s” classroom i...

Chicago was one of many cities throughout the nation that drew protests on President's Day Feb. 20

Protestors: ‘Donald Trump has got to go’

February 20, 2017

Though normally used to celebrate the inauguration of the new president, many Chicagoans and out-of-state visitors gathered in the Loop on President’s Day,Feb. 20, to voice their discontent and frustration ...

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

February 20, 2017

Lack of training and accountability for Chicago police officers assigned to public schools has led to the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars to settle lawsuits and the continuation of the “schoo...

Chicago consumers, communities could be affected by financial regulation rollback

Chicago consumers, communities could be affected by financial regulation rollback

February 13, 2017

If Financial regulations from the Obama administration are repealed, it could allow for “predatory” and “discriminatory” practices and lead to damaging affects in Chicago and the nation, according to...

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave the 2017 Infrastructure Address at the Laborers Training Center at 5700 W Homer Street on Jan. 9 promising job creation and investments in transportation.

Emanuel: ‘Let’s get to work’

February 13, 2017

“A future that works for all of us and is even brighter than our past” were the closing words and summary of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2017 Infrastructure Address Feb. 9.On the five-year anniversary of...

Toying with the family business

Toying with the  family business

By Zoë Eitel

February 13, 2017

Growing up, Chad Braverman had no idea what his father did for a living. He was a teen when he found out the family business was sex—specifically sex toys. After refurbishing a rubber company, Braverma...

Senate president: 'Failure is not an option'

Senate president: ‘Failure is not an option’

February 7, 2017

While lawmakers in Springfield continue to be in a state budget deadlock, women’s health care is threatened, homeless teens and domestic violence survivors are left in the cold, Universities and communit...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Administrators’ downfall will be overcontrolled communication

February 6, 2017

Columbia often preaches transparency and the importance of communicating to all stakeholders, but when it comes to major happenings in and outside the college, this semester is off to a shaky start....

Voters vs Donors: $95.8 million circling Illinois legislative races  creates loyalty concerns

Voters vs Donors: $95.8 million circling Illinois legislative races creates loyalty concerns

January 30, 2017

Money equals greed, and in the world of politics, it equals power. That power could strongly influence policymaking, according to many concerned voters.Money in politics was a contentious topic during the 2...

Gov. Bruce Rauner asks the general assembly to not give up on creating a bipartisan and balanced budget at State of the State address Jan. 25.

Gov. Rauner calls for bipartisanship in State of the State address

January 25, 2017

Though governors normally use their state of the state address to highlight their accomplishments in the previous year and announce new agendas and initiatives for the upcoming year, Gov. Bruce Rauner hi...

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