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Jussie Smollett's lawyer, William John Quinlan, addresses the press following the court's ruling  Oct. 22.

Judge rules city can proceed with suit against Jussie Smollett

October 23, 2019

After the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against then-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to recover costs of an investigation into his allegedly falsified racist, homophobic attack, Smollett filed a motion ...

CPD warns South Loop residents of violent assaults

By Metro Editor

February 2, 2015

Police are warning South Loop residents of an unknown male offender or offenders whom they say violently assaulted and robbed four women between Jan. 13–27.In each case, the women were approached from behind, pushed or punched in the face and knocked  to the ground,  after which their purses and cellphones were forcibly taken, according to a community alert issued by detectives on Jan. 28.Detectives are looking for a suspect betwee...

Ferguson decision too little too late

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

After a grand jury’s Nov. 24 decision not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson on charges stemming from the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, conversations about police brutality and racial profiling erupted nationwide.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles attempted to appease protesters and other disgruntled citizens at a Nov. 30 press conference by announcing that an independent civilian review board w...

Voting is millennials’ civic duty

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

Despite the best efforts of the Democratic and Republican parties to attract voters for the looming Nov. 4 election, young voters are less likely to participate this year than in the 2012 elections. That is regrettable because this is a vital opportunity to make their voices heard.An April 29 Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only 23 percent of voters ages 18–29 plan to vote in the midterm elections. Th...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has come under fire recently for the NFL’s handling of domestic violence.

Unnecessary roughness: NFL players’ violent acts against women tarnishing league’s image

September 29, 2014

 In the past two weeks, three NFL players—Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer and Ray Rice—have been suspended indefinitely by the NFL or their own teams for incidents of domestic violence.The outcry from...

Pitchfork promises weekend of indie music, introduces new activities

By Sophia Coleman

July 10, 2012

The season of massive crowds, outdoor art exhibits and great music is upon the city, and one of the most affordable and diverse music festivals is only days away.Pitchfork, an independent music publication, is gearing up for its seventh annual music festival, which takes place in the West Loop at Union Park July 13-15. The line up will feature nearly 50 acts, including popular indie artists such as Feist, Sleigh Bells, Bea...

“This is a good story”

By Cristina Aguirre

April 18, 2011

Chief Executive Officer Lewis A. Jordan of Chicago Housing Authority, gives a CHA resident relocation update on Thursday.  The update is entitled “The Plan for Transformation: An Update on Relocation.”  The plan gives analysis of the movement patters, whereabouts and income of the 25,000 families using public housing during the groundbreaking Plan for Transformation that started back in October of 1999.  Though CHA...

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