By Darsea Hajdarevic and Ariana Terrell

According to the Food Research & Action Center, 10.5 percent of households in the U.S. are experiencing food insecurity.

In the midst of COVID-19, Chicago has had a higher demand for food. There are approximately 33 food pantries located in Chicago.

StoryMap: Chicago’s Local Food Pantries

Among many others, the Lakeview Pantry has made a mission to accommodate those in need, especially during the pandemic. While helping the community, the staff and volunteers abide by the state mandate on masks to ensure the safety of others.

While there are guidelines that clients need to…

Black Lives Matter Movement’s Ongoing Fight As Capitol Riots Occur

The past year has been a constant battle, whether that is with political views or the view on basic human rights. We have seen people come together in protests and others rioting on government property.

With the death of George Floyd on May 25 in 2020, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement hit its peak that summer. So many people, from a variety of backgrounds, came together to peacefully protest.

On January 6, 2021, there was an event that nobody could have imagined. On this day, riots took place in…

Governor of Illinois, 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

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. …

Ariana Terrell

uic ‘22 | communication major

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