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Chicago on the Go: Mobile Stories Around the City in February

During an unseasonably warm early February, Red Line Project reporters shot and produced stories around Chicago using only their mobile phones. Here is what they learned ...

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Hyde Park Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat

Hyde Park’s small, local business owners face many challenges from trying to gain more traction, to keeping businesses running during times of uncertainty and preventing the business from closing.

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UIC Faculty Strike Ends as Sides Agree on Contract

The UIC faculty and administration are working out final details on a contract that took nine months to negotiate. Classes could resume this week.

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CPS Seeing an Increase in Homeless Students Since 2020

One study said more than 1 million K-12 students in the US are homeless; some experts say that total is underreported.

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Many College Students Can’t Afford Rising Dormitory Costs

As universities have returned to in-person instruction, they are overwhelmed with students in need of housing, but can't afford increasing costs.

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Rise in CTA Crime is Impacting College Commuters

While Chicago Police and the CTA say crime is down on trains, buses and platforms, those drops come from historic highs during the pandemic.

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UIC’s Mask Mandate: The Past, the Present and the Future

UIC continued with a limited mask mandate even beyond the Omicron surge. So what's next for the campus as it faces future variants and constant changes?

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Revive and Thrive at UIC: The Heritage Garden’s Vision for Growth

The Heritage Garden student interns coordinated an event that featured different local gardeners, community members and organizations that share the organization's values.

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COVID-19: UIC, Chicago Pulling Through Omicron Surge

After a rough start to the semester due to the Omicron variant, classes at UIC have settled in back on campus as COVID-19 positivity rates on campus, and around the city, drop.

Starship Beta: Contactless Food Delivery Robots

As colleges began to reopen after months of shutdowns and social restrictions, the University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC, reinvited students and staff back onto campus for the Fall 2021 semester.