By Leslie Vargas and Garinder Clair

Oftentimes when people see a university has a high crime rate, it can turn off potential students and their parents away from visiting or making the campus their home. After all, a college campus and its surrounding neighborhoods will be the student’s home for the next four years.

While it can be nice to see a college campus with no reported crimes or incidents, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe, it could be a sign of lax reporting. Higher incidents of crime could mean the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

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10 U.S Stateswith the most COVID-19 cases since January 2021 as well as what percentage of their population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

https://venngage.net/pl/IGJZdi3rbBM

Since January 2020 when the first Covid case was confirmed in the United States, we have seen millions of cases across America spread since then. Currently, there are about 29,269,590 cases in the U.S with 454,073 cases confirmed in the last 7 days.

Since January of 2021, the state with the highest number of Covid cases is North Dakota with 13,254 people infected, South Dakota comes in second with 12,957 confirmed cases.

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A map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in and around the City of Chicago organized by neighborhoods.

Map Created by: Leslie Vargas

It is said that if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, been in contact with anyone who has had COVID, or recently participated in a high risk activity, you should definitely get tested for the virus.

Fortunately, there are hundreds of sites in and around the City of Chicago that offer COVID testing and you’re bound to find one either in or near your neighborhood.

For the people that don’t have a healthcare or medical insurance, there are approximately…


Chicago Cubs attendance from 1996–2020 by year. Attendance for Cubs have always been up and down but have always stayed within the 2–3 million range.

In 1996 to 1997 the Chicago Cubs had the lowest attendance rate after returning home to Wrigley Field after losing six straight games in Miami and Atlanta, not many people were rooting for them to win which explains the low attendance rate. Wrigley Field however saw a spike in attendance in 1998 as that was the season Sammy Sosa hit 66 home runs.

Attendance for the Cubs games after were at a somewhat steady…


Since 1985 the attendance of the annual Pride Parade has increased over the years with an estimated 1,000,000 in January of 2014.

Chicago’s first pride parade started on June 28 1970, a year after the Stonewall riots. The LGBT activists in Chicago had marched to remember the anniversary of the New York uprising and to show that they were not afraid to take a stand. Since then, it has been tradition for a parade to be held towards the last weekend of June. …


Gov. Pat Quinn visits Depaul University’s South Loop campus and discusses how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

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…

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