By Kierra Gray Chicago homeowners are facing an estimated 13 percent property tax increase after the City Council voted 35-15 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion dollar city budget Wednesday. The fiscal 2016 budget includes $755 million in additional taxes and fees. Chicagoans will see the property tax increase take effect over four years.
By Nikita Mandhani, Satvika Khera and Yingxu Hao As President Barack Obama called for stricter gun laws during the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) at McCormick Place Tuesday, tourists at the Chicago Cultural Center said they were well-aware of and worried about gun violence in Chicago. Peggy Georne, a […]
By Jordan Ray Several years ago, a young college quarterback was walking through the football facility at Northern Illinois University, when his head coach stopped him. “What have you done today to get better?” the coach asked. “Uh…uh…you know, I’m not really sure, Coach. I lifted?” the quarterback responded, caught off guard and a little […]
By Kevin Stark A mystery from some 18,000 years ago directly impacts how scientists understand the threat of climate change today. The Earth, shivering though the end of an ice age, rapidly warmed in the Southern Hemisphere, just like it is warming globally today. At the Comer Conference on abrupt climate change, climatologist Jeff Severinghaus, […]
By Michael Bacos The last time Ben Askren (14-0, 1 NC) was in the cage in April was the first time he didn’t leave with his hand raised in victory. His fight against Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) ended in a no-contest due to a controversial eye-poke. “I barely nicked him with my thumb,” […]
By Ryan Connelly Holmes A few feet from the traffic passing under the Fullerton I-90/94 overpass sits a mattress. Beneath the covers of the mattress on the ledge, a man and a woman lay resting, their belongings close by. On the other side of four lanes of traffic, a few people congregate, their possessions filling […]
By Alison Martin President Barack Obama called for improved police-community relations during his Tuesday speech at the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago. Meanwhile officers attending the conference said that technology can be both a tool for and an impediment to better interactions between police and residents. Deputy chief Tim […]
By Ziyuan Jasmine Cen Obama was in his hometown to speak to thousands of law enforcement executives and chiefs of police. He stressed on three steps to lower the crime rate and make the United States a safer place.
By Lena Blietz The Chicago American Giants disbanded in the 1950s, but Negro Leagues baseball can be seen around Chicago in a traveling tribute. The Southern Pitch Food Truck honors the legacy of pre-integration baseball with a vehicle wrapped in images of former star players serving soul food named after them. ↑ Above: Lena Blietz […]