Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


Mayor Appoints Booth Professor to Chicago’s School Board

The appointment of Austan Goolsbee has heightened talks of an elected school board.


December 19, 2018

Former Student Expelled for Sexual Assault Sues UChicago

The lawsuit, the latest in similar ones nationwide, potentially breaches a University confidentiality policy.


November 30, 2018

Enyia to Give 25 UChicago Students Free Entry to Chance the Rapper Fundraiser Event

Amara Enyia made the announcement at a rally that students expected Chance to attend.


November 13, 2018

City Council Unanimously Approves 99-Year Lease for Obama Center

The Obama Foundation will occupy the public parkland for a price of $10.


October 31, 2018

Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at Mayoral Rally Co-Hosted by Chance the Rapper

Chance is keeping his promise to boost Amara Enyia’s profile across Chicago.


October 23, 2018

Jury Convicts Jason Van Dyke for 2014 Shooting of Laquan McDonald

He is guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.


October 5, 2018

City Council Approves $175 Million In Spending on Obama Presidential Center

In a 47-to-1 vote, the Council approved measures including the closure of Cornell Drive and Marquette Road and the widening of Lake Shore Drive and Stony Island Avenue.


May 24, 2018

CPD Implements New Crime Intelligence Technology in UChicago's District

The technology includes ShotSpotter gunshot sensors and Strategic Decision Support Centers, police station rooms where analysts develop crime prevention strategies.


May 21, 2018

Chicago Plan Commission Votes in Favor of Key Obama Center Proposals

Hours before the meeting started, both supporters and opponents of the proposals gathered outside City Hall, where they passionately chanted in favor of their respective sides.


May 17, 2018

Chicago Boricua Resistance Protest IOP Event Outside Quadrangle Club

Protestors condemned the guest speaker for “privatizing Puerto Rico.”


April 6, 2018