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EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

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...

Protesters calling for police reform gathered Oct. 20 outside CPD Headquarters on the two-year anniversary of the death of Laquan McDonald, who was killed by a CPD officer.

Two years after Laquan: Chicago continues demands for accountability, resignations

October 24, 2016

Demands for police accountability and political reform continue as protesters and activists honored the two-year anniversary of Laquan McDonald’s death. The event, held outside of the Chicago Police D...

Body cameras for all city police officers by 2018

Body cameras for all city police officers by 2018

By Metro Reporter

September 26, 2016

Chicago police officers will be required to wear body cameras while on patrol in all 22 districts within the next two years, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the Chicago Police Department.The ann...

Emanuel’s Police Accountability proposal raises questions

Emanuel’s Police Accountability proposal raises questions

September 12, 2016

Legislation authorizing a new agency to investigate police misconduct complaints is pending City Council approval, and the draft has spurred skepticism from local groups.The Police Accountability Ordi...

Youth should be taught rights, police should be taught respect

September 12, 2016

The state of Illinois requires all high school students to attend driver’s education courses, and in August, the state passed a law requiring the lessons to include information on how to behave when pulled over by police.  A curriculum is in the works, which all driving and public schools must implement in the 2017–2018 academic year.The lead organizer of Chicago’s Black Lives Matter chapter, Kofi Ademola, told DNA...

Southwest Airlines staff conducts silent protest for new contract

By Multimedia Editor

May 20, 2016

Hundreds of Southwest Airlines employees protested slow contract negotiations May 18 outside the company’s annual shareholders meeting.The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, which represents the carrier’s pilots, has been in negotiations with Southwest for nearly four years. Pilots have also not received a pay raise since 2011.Jonathan Weaks, president of Southwest Pilots’ Association, said a new contract mus...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

Sexist comments show Kasich is no GOP savior

By Associate Editor

April 25, 2016

At an April 15 town hall in Watertown, New York, a woman in her first year of college at St. Lawrence University asked GOP presidential candidate John Kasich what he would do as president to protect women like her from sexual harassment and assault, according to a Politico article published the same day.Kasich initially responded with sympathy for sexual assault victims, even pointing out he has teenage daughters, but his wa...

As of December 2014, AWOLNATION’s single “Sail” had sold more than 6 million units, becoming six times multiplatinum. 

AWOLNATION ‘sails’ into new tour

March 7, 2016

The electronic rock band AWOLNATION made history in 2013 after its single, “Sail,” remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 79 weeks, the second-longest Billboard streak ever.Frontman Aaron Bruno...

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