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Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

April 27, 2015

As racism remains a hot-button topic in America, the occurrence of racial disputes seems distressingly frequent.With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 and widespread speculation t...

White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

April 27, 2015

It usually takes a batter being hit by a pitch to clear the benches, but that wasn’t the case on April 23 when the Chicago White Sox played the Kansas City Royals.Sox center fielder Adam Eaton hit a o...

Offseason trades reignite foul rivalry

By Copy Chief

February 9, 2015

There's nothing that warms my heart like seeing the bright green grass of a well-maintained baseball field under a clear blue sky on a warm summer day, and with all the offseason signings from the Chicago White Sox and Cubs, I can’t help but be anxious for the baseball season to start.Baseball, like other team sports, only gets better for fans when their favorite team signs great players or a new coach. As excited as I am ...

Michael Sam being judged on sexuality, not skill

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

When Michael Sam came out last February, it was heralded as a bold move for the athlete and called a triumph for equality in the NFL. Finally, the most masculine sport in the world could potentially have an openly gay player on the field.NFL personnel, coaches and even the majority of its players seemingly accepted Sam’s sexuality. Some said they had no problem with a gay man in the NFL so long as he could play. Others pull...

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Columbia University published Aug.14 found that more black Americans die from gun violence than any other race.A team of researchers led by Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman...

Rahm pulls strings

Rahm pulls strings

May 12, 2014

City officials are reportedly pulling some strings to bring gigantic puppets to Chicago.Mayor Rahm Emanuel is currently negotiating a multimillion dollar deal with Royal de Luxe, a French street performa...

Chicago furthers efforts to provide veteran support

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 19, 2012

Several new programs have been introduced as part of Chicago’s ongoing effort to help veterans transition back to civilian life, making education more accessible and trying to lower the veteran unemployment rate.During the Nov. 12 Veterans Day Parade, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, encouraged employers to hire men and women returning from the military.“When I hire a person w...

Celebrating artists one block at a time

By Alex Stedman

October 7, 2012

Chicago’s many neighborhoods vary in architecture, atmosphere and the art made by their residents. This diversity inspired the theme of the 13th annual Chicago Artists Month, “Art Block by Block.”Presented every October by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Artists Month celebrates the city’s thriving art community. This year the festival will explore how artists’ places of or...

Light on media blackout

By Darryl Holliday

October 9, 2011

Week two of the “Occupy Chicago” protests came and went, with steadily. growing crowds but wide fluctuations in daily attendance. During the first 14 days, somewhere between 30 and 300 people could typically be seen around LaSalle and Jackson streets or marching toward Grant Park for the movement’s twice-daily general assemblies.The numbers have grown from an original four to become one of the largest offshoots of the “Occupy...

Remapping hits city streets

By Darryl Holliday

September 18, 2011

A person could live his or her whole life in one Chicago home and still have lived in several different wards.Following the release of Census data in February and congressional redistricting that occurred in June, Chicago’s City Council will redraw many of the city’s ward boundaries as required by law by December 1.Every 10 years, legislators recast the invisible lines that define the state map in an effort to equalize pop...

Constitution Party forced out of fall election

By Michael Ranieri

September 6, 2010

The Libertarian Party’s statewide candidates have been certified for November’s ballot in what the party called a “bittersweet victory,” but the State Board of Elections kicked the Constitution Party off the ballot after concluding hearings at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.Armed with attorneys, private investigators and a professional handwriting expert, two mysterious men under the names Andrew Heffernan and S...

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