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Northwestern Student Op-Ed: ‘I deserve to feel safe on campus’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:00am 11/26/2018 at 8:00am

There have been a few incidents of women being harassed on the Northwestern University campus recently.

One student responded by writing the following op-ed for the Daily Northwestern:

I deserve to feel safe on campus

When I was packing to move from New York City to Evanston for college, I was looking forward to...

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Law of Self Defense: Road Rage Stabbing Acquittal Touches Many Facets of Self-Defense Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 6:30pm 11/22/2018 at 6:30pm
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I came across this recent very brief, four paragraph, news story out of Illinois a few days ago of a defendant acquitted in a bench trial on several felony charges after he stabbed someone 10 times with a 2.5” knife during a road rage incident.

I noted that it conveniently provided a good...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/4/2018 at 3:00pm
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Chicago Mayor Rahmn Emanuel has announced that he will not seek re-election next year after eight years in office. He has already raised $10 million towards a third bid.

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Democrat Congressional Candidate says Trump and Osama bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00pm 8/30/2018 at 7:00pm
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Is there a Godwin’s Law, but for bin Laden? If not, there should be.

Illinois Democrat Congressional candidate Sean Casten was caught on tape suggesting President Trump and terrorist Osama bin Laden have a lot in common.

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University of Illinois to Provide Free Tuition for Some In-State Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/28/2018 at 12:00pm

The government didn’t force this to happen. If a school wants to do this on their own, more power to them.

NBC News in Chicago reports:

University of Illinois Announces Free Tuition for Some In-State Students

University of Illinois announced Monday a new program that offers free tuition for qualifying in-state students.

Beginning with the...

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Chicago Toying With Universal Basic Income

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 4:00pm 7/17/2018 at 4:00pm
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Oh, Chicago. I love my home city so much, but it keeps giving me reasons to never move back! Now the corrupt city has decided to toy with universal basic income (UBI) because we all know Chicago has a ton of money to throw around.

Except it doesn’t.

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Illinois Bleeding Working-Age Adults as State Racks Up Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4:30pm 6/26/2018 at 4:30pm
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois lost 37,000 residents aged 25 to 54 from July 2016 to July 2017. A total of 115,000 people left during that time period.

Eight other states experienced population loss, but Illinois lost the most. How could this happen in a state that has bustling Chicago?...

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Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/17/2018 at 1:00pm
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School resource police officer Mark Dallas stopped a potential shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, IL, when he took down a former student who opened fire on the school.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal for Former Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00am 4/17/2018 at 7:00am
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Back in 2008 when Obama was running for president, then Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was busted for trying to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat. A few years later, he was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

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In Illinois, synthetic marijuana blamed for 2 horrific deaths from bleeding

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:00pm 4/4/2018 at 5:00pm
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Illinois public health officials are sounding the alarm about synthetic marijuana that is being distributed in the Chicago area and the central part of the state. Users have been hospitalized with severe bleeding, and now fatalities are being reported.
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Chicago: “Walk-out” Day High School Students Trash Walmart

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:30pm 3/17/2018 at 4:30pm
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Nothing says, “I’m so superior to you that I know what’s best for you” quite like a bunch of SJW teen delinquents using the regressive anti-Second Amendment “walk-out” day as an excuse to display their true character by trashing a local Walmart.

The values we are meant to adopt with meek acquiescence...

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Democratic Party’s Abandonment of Pro-Life Incumbent Shows Fractures Within Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm 3/3/2018 at 8:00pm
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Politico stated it perfectly: “Dan Lipinski is the kind of candidate Democrats need more of for the party to win the House in November. But the national Democratic Party is refusing to endorse him.”

Lipinski, a pro-life Blue Dog Democrat, has represented Illinois’s 3rd district for seven terms. Activist Marie Newman, whom...

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Bloomberg’s Cook County Soda Tax Repealed Months After its Implementation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:34pm 10/11/2017 at 5:34pm

Nanny staters are gonna nanny state.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s meddlesome agenda was dealt a blow Wednesday when Illinois’ Cook County voted to repeal its soda tax just months after it was adopted.

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IL Gov. Rauner Signs Taxpayer Funded Abortion Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:30am 9/29/2017 at 11:30am
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Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has angered the party and conservatives after he signed a bill that will allow Medicaid and state employee insurances to cover abortion.

The law will also keep abortion legal in Illinois is the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

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U. Illinois Will Stop Using ‘War Chant’ at Illini Events

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:00pm 8/26/2017 at 12:00pm
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The University of Illinois has decided to stop using its iconic “War Chant” music at sporting events. From The News-Gazette:

Athletic spokesman Kent Brown confirmed the decision today after several UI students said they were told to stop playing the drum chant at Thursday’s Illini soccer match by a representative of the...

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Northwestern Prof, Oxford Employee Charged With Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00am 8/21/2017 at 11:00am
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Authorities have charged professors from Northwestern University and Oxford University with the murder of of hair stylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in a Chicago apartment. Authorities found the man dead with 47 stab wounds and cuts. The Guardian reported:

Chicago Police’s Commander Brendan Deenihan told a press conference on Sunday there was instead a more...

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U. Chicago: Everyone ‘Free to Debate, Disagree, Argue’ Without Repercussions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30am 8/19/2017 at 10:30am
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University of Chicago Dean of Students Dr. John Ellison is sticking to his guns when it comes to free speech. Just like last year, he has reminded all incoming freshman that free speech is tolerated on the campus. From Campus Reform:

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and...

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