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Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

December 14, 2018

Most colleges and universities in the U.S.  include a check  box on their applications that reads, “Check if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony,” or “Check if you’ve ever been convicted...

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

December 2, 2018

The Chicago Bears have brought that winning feeling back to Soldier Field. Twelve games into the 2018 NFL season, the team has a winning record against divisional opponents and took a five game winning s...

Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

Female athletes need their time in the spotlight

April 14, 2018

Female athletes are included in halls of fame and are instrumental to sports history, yet their athletic ability is sometimes questioned and their talents are often hidden.In an April 5 practice session, ...

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

By Savannah Eadens

April 1, 2018

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are finalized this week, the Illinois Green Party has brought attention to the challenges third party political groups often face.The Illinois Green Party cri...

Blast from the past: Project captures history through technology

Blast from the past: Project captures history through technology

December 11, 2017

The Chicago History Museum and a new technology partner are using the latest in display tools—89 LED blades, smartphones and augmented reality—to turn a commercial building lobby into a wall of  mo...

Worry not Chicago sports doomsday preppers, better years are on the way

Worry not Chicago sports doomsday preppers, better years are on the way

October 30, 2017

After failing to capture the 2017 National League Champion Series, the Cubs shattered their fans’ dreams of Chicago being home to a back-to-back world champion team—an all-too-familiar tale of disappoin...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

Sinkane returns to Chicago with new album ‘Life & Livin’ It’

Sinkane returns to Chicago with new album ‘Life & Livin’ It’

February 20, 2017

Reggae? Check. Jazz? Check. Rock? Check. Psychedelic? Check. Blending different music genres can be a juggling game, but Sinkane’s jazz-electro-African music does the job while offering some guidanc...

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

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 ...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 FiveThirtyEight.com report, which used data from Brown...

Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

May 4, 2015

In a matchup that would have made for an exciting Eastern Conference Finals pairing, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs, and the Bulls’ chances...

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