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Scientists one step closer to treating multiple sclerosis

March 10, 2014

The recent discovery of a new type of blood cell may lead to strides in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that currently affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide.The ...

Coalition forms to oppose concealed carry

By Dannis Valera

December 3, 2012

A coalition launched Monday, Nov. 26, in opposition to the possibility of Illinois lifting the ban on carrying concealed weapons, in light of the Illinois legislative veto session.They are dubbed the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition and are made up of several community leaders, religious leaders, political leaders, and victims of mass shootings.“We need to make sure Illinois leads this nation by saying conceal carry is not...

Police superintendent addresses concerned students regarding citywide violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

by Kaylee Fowler, Metro Editor & Mark Minton, Assistant Metro EditorIn response to Chicago’s growing violence epidemic, a group of high school students affiliated with Columbia drafted letters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressing their fears and offering solutions to the problem. On Sept. 13, McCarthy met on campus with some of the students who voiced their concerns.The students are i...

Tom Morello performs at National Nurses United rally in Daley Plaza

By Contributing Writer

May 19, 2012

By Rebecca ZborowskiIn the sea of red-clad nurses wearing felt Robin Hood hats in Daley Plaza Friday were a motley collection of clowns, coneheads, anarchists and Occupiers wearing all black despite the beating sun.Demonstrators came from metropolitan areas across the country like New York and Miami, and many were visiting from Europe and from around the globe to protest what they perceive as the war crimes of NATO and the inju...

Summer program aims to decrease youth unemployment, violence on South Side

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 16, 2012

The summer season has a radiance not present during other times of the year. That radiance leads many to spend the waning days of spring longing for months spent in the sun. But there are dangers inherent in the summer, particularly for youths, as a result of excess free time and subsequent violence among young people.In an effort to combat this problem, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle anno...

Activists aim for increased gun rights

By Contributing Writer

March 19, 2012

By Kayla Unnerstall, Contributing WriterWhile cooking breakfast for her mother and cousin, Radie heard the sound of shattering glass come from the basement of her house on Chicago’s South Side. Instinctively, she grabbed the handgun that never leaves her side while at home and headed downstairs to investigate. As she reached the basement, she found two burglars armed with tire irons. One man raised his weapon and advanced toward h...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

Guns going undercover

By Darryl Holliday

March 28, 2011

A growing number of downstate representatives may soon make Illinois the 49th state to allow residents to carry firearms in public—to the dismay of manyurban legislators.The Family and Personal Protection Act, HB 148, was introduced on Jan. 13 and has until March 29 to be moved out of committee. If made into a law, it will permit the concealed carrying of firearms statewide and give county sheriffs power to issue permit...

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