By Nikki Medanovic and Harmonee Morgan

Accessibility is not really some grand concept that would radically rethink how people normally do things. Accessibility is the little things. Is there enough room in my car for my wheelchair? Is there a ramp for me to get on the train or do I have to request another form of transportation to get somewhere? The people of Chicago are no strangers to the question of accessibility.

The Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, is Chicago’s main transportation service. Starting operations in 1947, CTA provides El train line and bus services. Currently all of CTA’s…

Here is a short excerpt from Barack Obama’s speech on Gun Control in 2013 at Hyde Park, Illinois.

A study conducted by Ipsos Retail Performance, reveals that that the number of Americans following a plant-based diet is up nearly 9.6 million over the last 15 years (Kirkwood).

With veganism on the rise, there is also a surge in the number of vegan restaurants. Chicago has many great offerings when it comes to plant-based menus.

Although many of these restaurants are not offering indoor dining due to COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place on October 29th, they are offering carry-out and delivery through platforms such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Caviar and more.

Back in late February and early March, many Americans’ jobs were secure and people were still going to their regular nine to fives. However, the COVID-19 outbreak propelled an economic downturn that left Americans frantic. The pandemic caused employment numbers to rise more than 14 million, from 6.2 million in February to 20.5 million in May 2020 (Kochhar).

As the pandemic left millions of Americans with no stable income, the government rolled out ‘enhanced unemployment’; which was a supplemental $600 that was combined with ‘regular’ unemployment benefits. …

By Bob Smith

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at

Governor Pat Quinn speaks on how pension reform results in turmoil for funding for higher education in Illinois.

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said. …

Harmonee Morgan

Communication major at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

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