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The Independent

News brief

News brief

May 22, 2017

Mayor Emanuel to borrow $389 million to finish school year Mayor Rahm Emanuel brings a $389 million ...

Windy City Rollers league on a winning streak

Windy City Rollers league on a winning streak

May 22, 2017

As of Feb. 28, Chicago’s own Windy City Rollers women’s roller derby league has been ranked No. 35 o...

Festivals to look forward to

Festivals to look forward to

April 29, 2017

In Chicago, sunny days and warm weather equal festivals. Whether you’re a music fan, foodie, a...

What, the furlough?!

What, the furlough?!

April 4, 2017

The university is rapidly approaching a financial wall. The administration and faculty are working to redu...

Following the wrong dream in ‘Death of a Salesman’

Following the wrong dream in ‘Death of a Salesman’

March 14, 2017

For a play as well known as “Death of a Salesman,”  written by Arthur Miller and directed by ...

Cubs and White Sox season preview

Cubs and White Sox season preview

February 21, 2017

While pitchers and catcher reporting to their respective camps official marks the start of spring training, both the Cubs and White Sox remained busy during the winte...

Women’s march: standing up to Trump

Women’s march: standing up to Trump

January 25, 2017

The day after the inauguration of President Trump, millions of women matched in the streets around the...

Cubs win World Series

Cubs win World Series

November 9, 2016

It happened. It actually happened. The Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year championship drought by beating the Cleveland...

Summer Days: The Broke College Way

Summer Days: The Broke College Way

June 21, 2016

Well we’ve made it NEIU; summer is finally upon us, despite Mother Nature's best attempt to stop it....

Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

May 24, 2016

Compared to New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago doesn't come in first in a lot of city-based statistics....

House of Torment: Pleasantly Terrifying

House of Torment: Pleasantly Terrifying

November 3, 2015

I’m a total pansy. I admit it. “Fright Night” made me pee my pants. But haunted houses generally...

A “Ferr” to Remember

A “Ferr” to Remember

October 6, 2015

One of the best ways to say goodbye to summer in Chicago is a trip to Navy Pier and looking out at the...