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Former head of Steppenwolf Theater Martha Lavey dies

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

April 27, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Martha Lavey (Communication ’79), former artistic director of the Steppenwolf Theater, died Tuesday at the age of 60, according to a statement released by the theater. Lavey died due to complications after a stroke she had...

Chicago EPA office denies rumors of closing

Aidan Markey, Web Editor

April 19, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Chicago office has rejected speculation it will be closing as part of proposed budget cuts by President Donald Trump’s administration. Robert Kaplan, director of the Region 5 Chicago...

Letter to the Editor: Stop claiming Mayor Emanuel’s CPS plan is ‘elitist’

April 16, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Over the past weeks, a great deal of controversy has erupted surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” initiative to increase high school graduation requirements for Chicago Public Schools students....

Schwartz: New CPS graduation requirement puts underprivileged students at a further disadvantage

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new graduation requirement for Chicago Public Schools: Students must have either a job offer or an acceptance letter to a college, trade school or gap-year program lined up...

Rauner signs temporary budget to alleviate year-long stalemate

Nora Shelly, Reporter

June 30, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap budget Thursday that will fund the state until January, compromising with lawmakers a full year after Illinois began operating without a spending plan. The six-month budget, which passed by...