By Jordyn Hester and Ashonti Moffett

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 began to spread across the globe. With case numbers fluctuating and states going back and forth with restrictions, it was unclear when the pandemic would come to an end. However, with new developments in recent months, the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to become visible.

Chicago began its vaccination process in December, when Pfizer vaccine doses were given to five healthcare workers at Loretto Hospital. Since then, Chicago has been administering vaccine doses in phases and was first given to those deemed to…


The graphic below shows the number of people vaccinated in the entire state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago. This can help look at how the city compares to the entire state in vaccination numbers.

In March of 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate every adult by the end of May. Biden also ordered for every state to make the vaccine available to every adult starting May 1. Millions of Americans in their respective states have already been vaccinated, with Illinois ranking at 26th in percentage of…


Which Neighborhoods Have the Most?

Between 2014 and 2018, the City of Chicago had 161 speed cameras installed in the city’s neighborhoods. Upon analysis, there was a clear disparity in the distribution of the speed cameras, and the number of cameras in each neighborhood. Looking at the South East side of the city, which includes neighborhoods such as South Deering, Pullman, and South Chicago, there were only eight speed cameras installed in the 5-year time frame. Those cameras were only present in four out of the 12 neighborhoods: Calumet Heights, East Side, Roseland, and West Pullman. Central Chicago (Loop…


Streaming: Is Netflix Still at the Top?

When it comes to streaming, Netflix has been at the forefront for many years. Created in 1997 by Reed Hastings, Netflix started out as a shipping service where subscribers would get DVDs shipped to their homes according to CNBC. Over the internet content was eventually introduced, solidifying the company’s spot as an industry heavyweight and one of the only mainstream streaming services. However, with more and more of these services becoming available, is Netflix’s reign letting up?

From March 2020 to March 2021, Netflix has remained the most searched streaming platform in the United States in comparison to HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.

According to Google Trends in the past 12 months, it hasn’t. Between March 2020 and March 2021, Netflix has remained the most searched…


At the start of his career, Lebron James was earning about $4 million. Over the course of 17 years, James’ salary increased about 831% to over $37 million a year. It’s important to note that these numbers do not include endorsements.

The 6-foot-9 NBA player began his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. While in Cleveland James received a significant salary increase in 2007, with him making about $7 million more in the 2007–08 season than in 2006–07. In that season James took the Cavaliers to their first championship series, according to the NBA website.

James’ salary decreased…


In 2011, Chicago Pride Parade reports an estimated 750,000 people in attendance. This is about 300,000 more people than the previous year, making it the largest attendance increase for the parade between 1985 and 2014.

Prior to 2011, attendance to the Chicago Pride Parade increased steadily. There was a 65,000 increase between 1985 and 1990, and a 75,000 increase between 1990 and 1995. The increase of attendance between the 1995 and 2000 was the biggest the Parade had seen in a 5 year span, with 125,000 more people attending the one in 2000 than in 1995. …


Governor Pat Quinn states that pensions are the cause of students losing MAP Grants.

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. …

Jordyn Hester

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