Bernie Sanders student debt plan drawing in young voters

By Kristen Vake One of the issues drawing young voters to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is his plan on student tuition and debt. Student loan debt in America has reached over $1.2 billion, the highest it’s ever been. Sanders’ rival in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, calls his plan for free […]

Coalition calls for special prosecutor in Jason Van Dyke murder case

By Aryn Braun and Misha Euceph Video by Kierra Gray In a petition filed this morning, 27 interested parties called for a special prosecutor in the trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke, citing Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s close ties to the Fraternal Order of Police as a “conflict of interest.” The petitioners, […]

Cook County Gun Violence Task Force (Video)

By Patrick Martin The first meeting of the Cook County Gun Violence Task Force was held today. The public meeting featured testimony from the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Office and community members.

Chicago Auto Show Reaches out to Women Car Buyers

By Xuanyan Ouyang The Chicago Auto Show makes it clear that women consumers are bringing new opportunities and transformation to the automotive industry. Tuesday marked Women’s Day at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. With a networking hour, presentations by trailblazing women, a musical performance and the ChicagonistaLive Talk Show, the Auto Show […]

Big charge gives Kellogg hefty loss

By Yi Gu Kellogg Co., getting a lift from market-share gains at its domestic cereal operation, released better-than-expected fourth quarter operating earnings Thursday. In the fourth quarter ended Jan. 2, the food manufacturing company reported a $41 million loss, or 12 cents a diluted share loss, 86 percent less than the $293 million, or 82 […]

New legal action in Laquan McDonald case

By Kierra Gray A coalition of lawyers, community activists and leaders filed a petition Tuesday requesting that the Circuit Court of Cook County remove State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez from the Laquan McDonald case. In October 2014, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old McDonald 16 times, leading to his death. The city, and Alvarez, delayed the release […]

New toothpaste: turning teeth green—to fight decay

By Danielle Prieur A new toothpaste is preventing decay by staining plaque green to make it easier to remove. Plaque HD, a plaque detection toothpaste, invented by Dr. Lawrence Hier, a Boynton Beach, Florida orthodontist, will be featured at the Chicago Dental Society’s 151st Midwinter Meeting that will beheld at McCormick Place from Feb. 25 […]

Moody Bible student embraces his Dalit roots to help others

Children in Class at a Good Shepherd School

By Vishakha Darbha When he was 12, Abishek Jonathan visited his ancestral village in Tamil Nadu, India, and was disheartened to learn that his relatives were denied permission to build a church. The reason: being a “Dalit,” or an untouchable. Jonathan heard about the case of Dalit Research Scholar Rohith Vemula committing suicide Jan 17 […]