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Northeastern Illinois University students receive monetary aid through CARES Act

Northeastern Illinois University students receive monetary aid through CARES Act

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor May 13, 2020

Through the end of May, Northeastern Illinois University students who enrolled for the 2020 spring semester by Jan. 17, 2020, are eligible to receive funding available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...

Illinois Director of Public Health addresses potential inflation, underrepresentation of COVID-19 death toll

Illinois Director of Public Health addresses potential inflation, underrepresentation of COVID-19 death toll

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2020

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) director Dr. Ngozi Ezike addressed rumors that Illinois' coronavirus COVID-19 death toll is artificially inflated. "I know some people have had concerns about...

Workers and their families are hurting; J.B. Pritzker announces $25 million infrastructure grant

‘Workers and their families are hurting’; J.B. Pritzker announces $25 million infrastructure grant

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday a program dedicated to providing $25 million to assist local infrastructure programs over the summer months. According to Pritzker, the funding originates...

Grubhub, Uber Eats will soon have to disclose fees charged to restaurants

Grubhub, Uber Eats will soon have to disclose fees charged to restaurants

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2020

Beginning May 22, third-party delivery services such as Grubhub and Uber Eats will be required to disclose the fees charged to restaurants for their services. Promoting “transparency” as imperative...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker anticipates delay in COVID-19 peak, Illinois announces arrival of COVID-19 trial drug

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker anticipates delay in COVID-19 peak, Illinois announces arrival of COVID-19 trial drug

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2020

Illinois health officials announced Monday the arrival of 140 cases of the investigative antiviral drug Remdesivir, a prospective treatment used to combat the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According...

A breakdown of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoots five-step plans to reopen economy

A breakdown of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s five-step plans to reopen economy

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor May 8, 2020

This week, Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced their plans to reopen Illinois and Chicago, respectively. Both stated that the populations they represent advanced to the second...

Two white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery wont be charged with hate crime. Heres why.

Two white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery won’t be charged with hate crime. Here’s why.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2020

Georgia prosecutors are unable to charge the  two white men accused of fatally killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery with a hate crime, according to state investigators. Georgia remains one of four states...

Northeastern Illinois University releases tapes of hearings on World War II-era Japanese internment camps

Northeastern Illinois University releases tapes of hearings on World War II-era Japanese internment camps

Amina Murati, Writer May 7, 2020

In September of 1981, Northeastern Illinois University hosted hearings regarding the authorized internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II following the attack on Pearl...

Pritzker waives unemployment wait period as Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths

Pritzker waives unemployment wait period as Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2020

The state of Illinois exceeded 3,000 deaths stemming from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to Illinois Director of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike. Over the past 24 hours, Illinois health officials...

FACT CHECK: Did the CDC reduce its COVID-19 death count?

FACT CHECK: Did the CDC reduce its COVID-19 death count?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2020

The Claim: Posts circulating on social media contend that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention retroactively reduced its death count, with some posts claiming the CDC “shocked everyone...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to prioritize accessible healthcare in minority community, reaffirms mandate to wear masks

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to prioritize accessible healthcare in minority community, reaffirms mandate to wear masks

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2020

Illinois health officials reported Wednesday 2,270 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 136 coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing state totals to 68,232 and 2,974, respectively. Illinois...

Northeastern Illinois University alters enrollment policies due to COVID-19 pandemic

Northeastern Illinois University alters enrollment policies due to COVID-19 pandemic

Amina Murati, Writer May 5, 2020

Adjusting to the standards and culture of a new school can be both challenging and rewarding. However, with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic offering novel challenges to the transfer experience, Northeastern...

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