By Hannah Ellis, Aristidas Tankus and Mikail Hashmi

Victor Lopez, a lead nurse at Cook County Hospital, was told he would be working directly with coronavirus patients.

It was February 2020.

This hard-hitting news put massive strain on Lopez and his staff. Not only was he constantly putting himself at risk for the virus, his entire work life was transformed.

“Working in the emergency room was the worst,” he said. “We closed off a section of the ER where everyone was suspected of having COVID. …


Image: Jovan Jimenez

With summer looming around the corner, lets’s look at ten recreational parks in the city of Chicago, where you can have picnics, play different sports with your friends, or just enjoy the view and catch some fresh air. Whether you’re living in the Loop or in one of the many neighborhoods of Chicago, there are plenty of parks located across the city to explore.

Sheridan Park is located in the heart of the UIC campus, and its three story facility features an indoor swimming pool, a gym and boxing center. Furthermore the artificial turf field is a great place to…


The Chicago Bears were the most searched sports team from Chicago in 2020.

The city of Chicago is the third largest in terms of population in the midwest. It provides an identity for over 2.5 million people. Although there are various sports teams based in the city of Chicago, there are three that are the most popular. The first is the Chicago Bulls, a basketball team that plays in the NBA (National Basketball Association).

The Chicago Bears are a football team that plays in the NFL (National Football League) and have won 9 NFL Championships. They are extremely popular amongst…


Gov. Pat Quinn discusses the ways pension reform is threatening MAP grants for Illinois college students.

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

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

By 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. …

Mikail Hashmi

Communications Major at UIC

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