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Chicago Mobile: Chicago Police Officer Shot, Hancock Name Change and Snow Lands in the Windy City


PostedFriday, Feb. 16, 2018

From Feb. 1 through 15, University of Illinois Communication students used only their mobile phones to report on stories around Chicago for The Red Line Project. They used a variety of apps to document and share the news over Twitter and other social media channels. Here is some of what they documented ...

Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer Shot and Killed

Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot dead Feb. 13 while chasing a suspect into a stairwell outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. A small memorial was set up near the shooting site, where people brought flowers and other tributes to the fallen officer.



Hancock Tower Undergoing Changes, Name Change

Chicago's iconic John Hancock Tower is going to get a new name. The building also underwent some physical changes in its lobby.





Winter Storm Dumps Nearly a Foot of Snow on Areas of Chicago

Chicago saw nine consecutive days of snow, including two storms that blew through the city Feb. 9 and 10 that left 12 inches of snow in many areas. Those totals drove the city's snow totals above normal.


Cars buried along Washburne Avenue in Chicago.





Fun Around the City

Beyond breaking news, reporters also found creative ways to tell everyday stories with their phones. Here are a few ...





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