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Missing UIC Student Natally Brookson Found Dead; Boyfriend Still Missing

A body found May 2 in Lake Michigan was identified as 22-year-old Natally Brookson. Her boyfriend, Daniel Sotelo, who disappeared around the same time, is missing. His family is hosting a search party Sunday.


Lawndale Has Been Robbed Of Equitable Investment For Generations, New Study Finds

The study found $124 million leaves North Lawndale each year in wages earned by non-residents and money residents spend outside of the neighborhood. Armed with new data, Lawndale groups are trying to fix the problem.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New Map Shows Pollution Near Your Kid’s School — And Confirms Latino Neighborhoods Are Hit The Hardest

An interactive map published by researchers at UIC allows residents to find out what sources of pollution are near their schools and homes.

Back of the Yards

Fighting Displacement In Uptown Has Gone On For 200 Years. A New Project Tells The Story Of Those Who’ve Been Pushed Out

From the removal of Indigenous peoples to redlining and modern urban redevelopment, two UIC professors charted the history of displacement in Uptown and the movements to stop such actions.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

UIC Students Get Hands-On Consulting Experience While Helping West Side Business: ‘Feeding Two Birds With One Seed’

The free consulting service is part of a pitch competition organized by a West Side nonprofit.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

UIC Faculty Say Fall Plan Prioritizes Campus Reopening Over ‘Saving Lives and Preventing Illness’

Freshmen are asked to take at least one in-person class this semester, but faculty say they don't believe the campus is "reasonably safe" for any in-person learning.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

UIC Launches Clinical Trial For Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

The University of Illinois health system is testing the efficacy of a vaccine developed by Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

UIC Enrolling Patients To Test Coronavirus Vaccine Next Month

The UI health system looks to enroll 1,000 participants to test a vaccine developed by Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Confused About Face Masks? An Infectious Disease Expert Answered All Of Our Questions

Dr. Richard Novak from UIC discusses the science behind face masks and how to properly make, wear and care for your mask.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

UIC Hospital Plans $191 Million Outpatient Surgery Center In Medical District

If approved by the state, the new six-story center could break ground in August, officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Following Brutal Murder Of Student, UIC Increases Security On Campus

The school announced 24-hour security at parking garages on campus through the end of the semester.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Man Raped And Murdered UIC Student After She Ignored His Catcalls, Prosecutors Say

Donald Thurman, 26, will be held without bail, a judge ordered Tuesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

University of Illinois At Chicago Scores $3.8 Million Federal Grant Toward Early Childhood Education

The university looks to support early childhood education work while preparing early childhood educators in underserved communities.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop