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Charter schools remain unaffected by CTU strikes

Charter schools remain unaffected by CTU strikes

Huddling together for warmth in the 40-degree weather while also trying to stand under the crowd’s sparse umbrellas—acting as the only shelter from the early morning rainstorm—swarms of people unloaded from school buses April 6 and overtook Parking Lot B at U.S. Cellular Field. With opening day for the White Sox two days away, the […]

Prairie Avenue District talks landmark relocation, new DePaul arena

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Prairie Avenue District talks landmark relocation, new DePaul arena

Walking down South Prairie Avenue, tourists and locals used to be surrounded with a peaceful silence as they gazed at the area’s historic homes. Today, the sounds of construction loom over the street and will soon be replaced by beeping horns in congested traffic and noisy and rowdy college sports fans. As the notable Prairie Avenue […]

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Jones College Prep Principal Addresses Controversial Dress Code

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Jones College Prep Principal Addresses Controversial Dress Code

The principal of Jones College Preparatory High School has finally addressed the controversial dress code decisions that have left some students angry since August. Last month, Jones principal Joseph Powers told students he does not foresee the administration lifting the school’s restrictions on pant length, midriff coverage and how yoga pants must be worn on […]

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Cycle Bike Shop Responds to Chicago’s Recent Bicycle Craze

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Cycle Bike Shop Responds to Chicago’s Recent Bicycle Craze

Carmichael Pusateri, the owner of Cycle Bike Shop, has been around to see all of the recent trends in Chicago cycling, including its recent spike in popularity. Pusateri, a former bike messenger turned business owner, opened the bicycle store in 1992 on the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue. Being in the area for over […]

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Federal Plaza Rally Calls for No Money in Politics

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Federal Plaza Rally Calls for No Money in Politics

A coalition of Illinois activist groups met in front of Federal Plaza Wednesday and called on U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (D-Ill.) to eliminate big business’ involvement in politics. The Coalition to Restore Democracy, which includes local groups Common Cause Illinois, Democracy in Action Chicago and many others, organized the afternoon rally and the calls for Kirk […]

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High School Journalism Program Brings Investigative Opportunity

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High School Journalism Program Brings Investigative Opportunity

A town hall meeting concerning the Columbia Links program’s latest investigative initiative, “Lost Boys Black & Brown” will be held at 618 S. Michigan Ave. at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The intended message of “Lost Boys” is to shed light on the higher probability Chicago Black and Latino youth have of being impoverished, expelled and incarcerated as […]

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Interview with Chicagoland Journalist Rick Michal

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Interview with Chicagoland Journalist Rick Michal

Decades into the journalism business, Rick Michal still finds delight in knowing he wrote a good story. “Being recognized [or] any little comment is rewarding enough,” Michal said. “You need the paycheck to live, but maybe it’s the same with actors where they need the applause and to be onstage, but for writers it’s getting […]

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