November 19, 2019

This is a developing story for the USF Encounter and may be edited as more information is given. 

12:44 p.m. - University of St. Francis (USF) former student Antonio "Tony" Lemon, 21 and his friend, Joey Ramos, 22, left a Chicago nightclub early on the morning of Novemb...

February 18, 2019

The staff of the USF Encounter, the student-led magazine at the University of St. Francis, headed to Chicago this past weekend to attend the Illinois College Press Association conference (ICPA). The two-day conference consisted of multiple journalism-based sessions whe...

January 16, 2019

As everyone took their finals and packed up their bags this past semester, the University of St. Francis received their very own “Farmer’s Fridge.” According to the Chicago Tribune website, Farmer’s Fridge is a “Chicago-based startup that sells salads and other meals f...

October 25, 2018

Chance the Rapper has become one of the more prominent hip-hop artists to speak out about mental health. He has already donated millions of dollars to Chicago public schools and now he is pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago.

According to Rolling Sto...

December 18, 2017

Students at a South Shore School were in for a big surprise during their coding class. Chance stood with Google executives to announce a $1.5 million donation to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chance’s arts education nonprofit, SocialWorks. This is the second time in...

December 12, 2017

Grammy award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is loved by his city and for good reason. In March, the Chicago rapper donated $1 million to Chicago public schools. In addition, his nonprofit organization SocialWorks raised $2.2 million for his hometown’s schools. His ch...

October 23, 2017

Will County Executive Larry Walsh has been invited by Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to join a committee to bring the second headquarters of Amazon to the Chicagoland area. Amazon currently has a headquarters in Seattle, Washington but is looking...

September 26, 2017

A funeral service has been tentatively scheduled on September 30 for Kenneka Jenkins, the 19-year-old woman whose body was found in a walk-in freezer. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, announced the date during a Facebook Live video t...

March 26, 2017

What words pop into your mind when you think of Chicago?

Well, over the past eight years, since Barack Obama announced that he was running for President, many people only think of violence when they think of Chicago.

In a New York Times series on shootings in Chicago, Fa...

March 23, 2017

Dwayne Wade’s career in his hometown of Chicago looks like it may have come to a close. Wade had played 1,722 minutes for the Bulls this season before suffering an elbow injury during Wednesday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. It appeared to be a hyperextended el...

February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22 was marked as the deadliest day in Chicago thus far in 2017. Thirteen people were shot on the South and West sides of Chicago, killing seven in total, according to police.  

The fatalities ranged from a pregnant woman in her 20s to a 60-year-old m...

February 1, 2017

Just in case you missed it on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of president Donald Trump, protest marches were held in support of women's rights and other social issues.

Although the focus of the day was the Women's March on Washington, many people a...

January 15, 2017

Derrick Rose did not play for the Knicks in Monday night’s 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. This is not uncommon as Derrick has missed 237 games in his NBA career, but this was the first game where he simply failed to show up. He did attend morning shoot-around...

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