By Oralia Olascoaga and Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

The most common type of crime in the city of Chicago is theft. Below are the number of reported thefts from April 2020 to April 2021.

Thefts Reported from April 2020 to April 2021 (Graphic/Ambar Casas and Oralia Olascoaga)

Fatima Huaracha, a first-year psychology student at UIC, is one of the many Chicagoans who have been victims of a crime.

Huaracha told her story on how she was the victim of a theft back in October 2020 in her job at a Chicago fast-food restaurant.

“I was working last semester downtown and…


Almost two months after Illinois administered its first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state has already entered phase 1B+ of its vaccination plan and has surpassed the milestone for more than a million fully vaccinated people.

By: Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

Illinois Covid-19 Vaccination Data (Graphic by: Ambar Casas)

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The start of 2021 brought joy and hope to many Americans as the first vaccines against COVID-19 were being administered. Now, almost 3 months into the year 135,847,835 doses have been delivered and 12% of the country's population is fully vaccinated.

Currently, the United States is standing at 2.43 million average…


By: Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

Have you had contact with someone who tested positive in the last few days? Are you traveling soon? or do you just want to be safe and know whether you have COVID-19? Keep reading to find out where your closest testing site is located.

Source: Chicago Data Portal | Map: Ambar Casas

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic almost a year ago (March 11, 2020). Back at the beginning of 2020, no one could ever imagine the next year would be filled with lockdowns, masks, tests, vaccines, and more.

Although COVID-19 is still present…


By: Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

Do Colombians prefer national based or international coffee companies?

One of the things Colombia is well-known for is their coffee. Aspects like the perfect environmental conditions of the ground to cultivate coffee, the species that colombia grows and the careful “cherry pick” harvest makes Colombian coffee one of the most known and wanted around the world.

There are many big coffee companies in Colombia, both national like Juan Valdez Café or Tostao and interantional like Starbucks and McDonald’s. All of these companies sell products that contain colombian coffee in their drinks and are highly popular…


The top 10 of most valuable players consist mainly of players with a forward position.

Top 10 Highest Market Values (Graphic By/ Ambar Casas)

By: Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

Soccer is undoubtedly one of the most known and important sports around the world, having worldwide tournaments like the Fifa World Cup and 21 professional soccer leagues around the globe. This recognition and the support by fans and sponsors, has allowed soccer to position itself as one of the highest paying sports.

Like every single sport, soccer is a business where clubs and teams are constantly seeking to buy the best…


The Chicago-based professional baseball team attendance between 2007 and 2016 has always ranged between 2.7 million and 3 million people per season.

Chicago Cubs Attendance from 2007 to 2016 (Graphic By/ Ambar Casas)

By: Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

The Chicago Cubs, previously known as the Chicago White Stockings, is a professional baseball club based in Chicago. The Cubs' popularity in the baseball world and the loyalty from their fans have allowed the franchise to enjoy a large number of attendees and attention every season.

The Chicago Cubs have also gained popularity due to their various wins in national and renowned…


Merit students are losing funds for their scholarships due to the pension reform.

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. …

Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

UIC 23'. Sophomore majoring in Psychology.

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