Written by Lluvitza Alvarez and Emely Lobo

Amidst COVID-19 restrictions and paranoia, small Chicago businesses adapted to the demands of the city as well as new rules and regulations.

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Schools began transitioning to online learning in March 2020, along with many companies switching over to remote operations, and non-essential businesses being forced to cease operations temporarily or switch to other operational methods that complied with safe social distancing measures.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 56 percent of establishments saw a decrease in demand for their services or products while 19 percent of establishments were mandated to close…


After a long period of staying at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, it’s time you go out and explore what Chicago has to offer (while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, of course).

Photo by Pedro Lastra on Unsplash

It seems as if we have been stuck at home forever. What is the point of living in such a beautiful city if you can’t even go out and enjoy it? Well, with lessening COVID-19 restrictions, it seems that now is the time to go back out there and explore all the great places Chicago has to offer. Whether you are a resident, a tourist, or hopeful of visiting the city in the near future, I have compiled a list of my favorite places to visit. …


Seth Rogen & Ted Cruz Twitter Feud Amidst Claims of Fascism

Seth Rogen, comedic actor best known for movies such as Pineapple Express and Superbad, has recently taken to Twitter to express his disdain for Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The Twitter feud was ignited by a Tweet from Sen. Ted Cruz where he criticized President Biden for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. The feud/exchange was set aflame when Seth Rogen replied with a hostile Tweet of his own calling the senator a fascist.

This resulted in multiple days of an ongoing back-and-forth between Rogen and Sen. Cruz. …


Pat Quinn, governor of Illinois, discusses pension reform and the impact it can have on college affordability for many Illinois residents.

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. …

Lluvitza Alvarez-Rodriguez

Communication major at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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