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EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

October 15, 2018

Chicago Parking meters have gone paperless, making parking around the city less complicated. As soon as old parking meters can be removed, motorists will no longer be required to place a paper receipt in t...

Emanuel, Garcia thrust into April runoff

Emanuel, Garcia thrust into April runoff

March 2, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, after failing to get a majority of the votes needed for a Feb. 24 reelection.The two are now propelled ...

Chance the Rapper channels Chicago hip-hop

Chance the Rapper channels Chicago hip-hop

May 13, 2013

CHANCE THE RAPPER took the hip-hop blogosphere by storm on May 7 when he released his sophomore mixtape “Acid Rap,” a matured version of his cartoonish style with classic soul production that includ...

Minimum wage should be living wage

By Editorial Board

December 10, 2012

The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, a union of restaurant and retail workers, started a campaign called #FightFor15 on Nov. 15 to raise the minimum wage to $15. To emphasize their argument, WOCC members rallied for their cause on Black Friday near shoppers, according to the union’s website.Illinois’ minimum wage is currently $8.25 per hour—$1 more than the federal minimum—but still may be too low to live o...

Mayor Rahm does good, breaks bad Daley deals

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has undertaken an aggressive series of actions since he came into office. From installing speed cameras to closing down schools, he has made it clear he intends to end an era of lenient government policy.In fact, Emanuel has undone two deals former Mayor Richard M. Daley had his hands in while in office. Emanuel’s moves are bold and will have consequences, but his actions are necessary and requiredby law.One ...

Signs for change?

By Aviva Einhorn

January 23, 2012

Homeless people in downtown Chicago are turning in their homemade signs for a less traditional badge as they begin to hold white, laminated pieces of computer paper reading “Homeless” or “Please help.”The Homeless Signs project is responsible for the circulation of these new labels. Created by Christopher Devine and David Rauen, the project aims to help panhandlers to better solicit the attention of passersby, but so...

Students, staff celebrate poetry

By LauraNalin

April 5, 2010

Eleven Chicago-area schools came to Columbia as the college held its 11th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival on April 1. The festival, which is held in honor of National Poetry Month, is the first intercollegiate poetry festival in the Midwest.Columbia English professor Tony Trigilio founded the event in 1999 in hopes of bringing together the schools to create a sense of community among the poetry and creative wr...

Daley needs transparency lesson

By Editorial Board

March 9, 2009

Mayor Richard M. Daley is at it again. In his typical gruff, abrasive and unapproachable manner, Daley has refused requests by Chicago aldermen to release the list of projects he intends to complete with money from the new federal stimulus package.Across the nation, nearly every local leader has released a detailed list of intended projects. Although Daley has mentioned a few priorities, including improvement to 200 Chicago pu...

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