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Cook County Board Passes Gun Violence Ordinance and Resolution

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Cook County Board Passes Gun Violence Ordinance and Resolution

Gun violence in the Chicago area and its effect on taxpayers was on the agenda at Wednesdays’ Cook County Board of Comissioners meeting, as members passed two measures aimed at the epidemic. The Cook County Board passed an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, which mandates Cook County agencies to produce quarterly reports on […]

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Valentine’s Day trends in the Windy City

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Valentine’s Day trends in the Windy City

This Valentine’s Day, Chicagoans were out and about during the first major consumer holiday of the year, celebrating with the rest of the Western world. “It’s February and typically during the week February can be very slow, but because of Valentine’s Day, we were able to seat a lot of numbers. The influx is mainly […]

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South Loop Students Join Call for Gun Control

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South Loop Students Join Call for Gun Control

This article was reported and co-written by: Eden Bunna, Mayan Darbyshire, Mary Elizabeth Figueroa, Michael Matti, Blaise Mesa, Therese Niedbala, Marcus Paul and Benjy Sabitt Students across the Loop joined the 3,000 protests nationwide to stand in solidarity for gun control reform in the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that rocked the […]

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Cook County Board Prodded to Take Stand Against Corruption

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Cook County Board Prodded to Take Stand Against Corruption

The Cook County Board passed an anti-corruption resolution Wednesday, sparked by members of Represent.Us, a national non-profit advocating for cleaner government at local and state levels and eventually in Washington. “The resolution put forward today…serves as a model for local and state legislation, and is also a comprehensive reform plan to fix our broken elections, […]

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Proposed School Closings Spark Controversy

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Proposed School Closings Spark Controversy

by Therese Niedbala – Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:31 PM Talks of Chicago Public Schools plans to close four high schools to make way for a new $85 million high school in Englewood sparked heated conversation Wednesday before the Chicago Board of Education meeting. The school board is expected to vote next month on building an $85 […]

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Chicago small business owners celebrate soda tax repeal

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Chicago small business owners celebrate soda tax repeal

After months of facing plummeting sales since the Chicago-area’s contentious penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sweetened beverages was enacted, small business owners were finally able to rejoice with the Cook County Board’s decision to repeal the tax Oct. 11. The board voted 15-2 to repeal the tax on sweetened beverages starting Dec. 1. The vote […]

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Eastern Groove Belly Dance Studio, a Dream Realized

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Eastern Groove Belly Dance Studio, a Dream Realized

Having her own studio had always been a dream for Christina King, but the opportunity came at an unexpected time when she wasn’t actively searching to start up her own business. King, 46, is the owner of a belly dance studio in Elgin, Illinois. She has been teaching belly dance for 14 years and has […]

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