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Protesters oppose ICE plans to build new facility 80 miles from Chicago

Protesters oppose ICE plans to build new facility 80 miles from Chicago

May 11, 2019

“No more child prisoners, free them all,” shouted Rozalinda Borcila at a Little Village Solidarity Network protest at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building, 101 W. Ida B. Wells Drive....

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

May 9, 2019

About 50 Chicago-area ride-share drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies picketed outside of City Hall demanding higher wages, better security for drivers and more efficient communication from their bosse...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Cook County prosecutors charge R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Cook County prosecutors charge R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse

February 22, 2019

R&B musician R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by Cook County prosecutors.Kelly is accused of sexual abuse dating back to 1998 involving four victims, three of whom were alleg...

“We the jury find the defendant, Jason Van Dyke, guilty”

October 8, 2018

Demonstrators rallied across Chicago Oct. 5 after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. “My sons, like me, they’re afraid of...

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

September 24, 2018

A long-standing tradition might be coming to the end of the road in Chicago, as animal-rights activists continue to protest horse-drawn carriages.Several aldermen representing downtown support an ordinance p...

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July 23, 2018

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Thousands march for immigration policy reform

July 11, 2018

More than 50,000 people gathered at Daley Plaza in sweltering heat June 30 to protest a controversial immigration policy that allows separating families at the southern border.The Families Belong Together march was hosted by 15 organizations, including Indivisible Chicago, Amnesty International and the National Immigrant Justice Center.Protestors that rallied in Daley Plaza were joined by more than 710 events nationwide, including protests in New York City, Washington D.C. and Granbury, Texas.Speakers included Father Michael Pfleger, a social activist, Colleen Connell, executive director of the ACLU of Illinois, Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza America—a Latino immigrant advocacy group—and Jean Mishima, president of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, among others. “When we turned ourselves into immigration, I was told my 18-year-old daughter was too old. In that moment [we were] separated, in that moment I began to cry,” said a Salvadoran asylum seeker to her translator as she spoke on stage. Her name was withheld from the public for privacy reasons. “My daughter is still in there, and I am here.” Virginia Martinez, a speaker at the event who visited a detention center in Dilley, Texas, described the conditions of the detention center as having “inadequate medical and psychiatric services.”Martinez recounted stories of women awakened by border agents kicking them, and mothers wrapping their children in blouses and placing them between their legs to keep warm in the frigid holding cells.“We are completely outraged at what has happened to this country,” said Neal Spira, 67, a protestor and dean of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. “The acceptance of immigrants in the U.S. is fundamental to having a free and vibrant society and we don’t want it taken away.”Demonstrators marched south on Clark Street to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office,101 W. Congress Parkway.Protestors chanted “stand up, fight back” and “abolish ICE” as they moved through the streets.In response to growing backlash against the policy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 designed to allow families to stay together, even when detained. The executive order does not end Trump's "zero tolerance" policy of arresting anyone who crosses the border illegally, nor does it address the 2,300 children who have already been separated.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw issued a nationwide injunction June 26 that blocked ICE from separating families and ordered those separated be reunited within 30 days. It also requires the government to reunite children under the age of five with their parents within 14 days, and let children speak with their parents within 10 days.Some protestors, such as Bilal Mujahid, 42, a security professional and protestor at the event from the west suburbs of Chicago, are unsatisfied with the action because children still remain separated.“The executive order came out to [prevent the separation of children], but there are still thousands of children in [prison]-like conditions,” Mujahid said. “How can we, as Americans let that happen?” 

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

May 7, 2018

While many celebrate the arrival of summer and take advantage of the warmer weather, Puerto Ricans worry about their survival as they prepare for another hurricane season nearly a year after Hurricane...

SGA reflects on academic year goals

SGA reflects on academic year goals

May 6, 2018

As the 2017–2018 academic yearcame to a close, Student Government Association officers discussed the organization’s three goals for the year—connecting, informing and achieving—and talked about their accomplishments. SGA President and senior business and entrepreneurship ...

Immigrant workers protest on May Day, insist policy change

Immigrant workers protest on May Day, insist policy change

May 5, 2018

Labor unions and immigration rights’ activists once again took to Chicago’s streets on International Worker’s Day to voice their struggles, demonstrate their strengths and demand change in immigrants an...

Intersex advocates fight hospitals for change

Intersex advocates fight hospitals for change

November 6, 2017

Debate over controversial surgeries performed on intersex babies grows as advocates protest a local hospital that allows sex assignment operations.Intersex individuals—1.7 percent of all newborns in th...

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