Matthew Hendrickson, Chicago Sun-Times

Matthew Hendrickson

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Matthew:

DePaul students sue university for tuition, claim online education during pandemic not what they paid for

The two students say they’re entitled to a partial refund for "substandard" classes since they were moved online, and a decrease in access to school resources. → Read More

Judge to man accused of shooting and killing mother of his children: ‘When a gun is in a felon’s hands, bad things happen’

Robbie York, 42, faces manslaughter and weapons charges in connection to the deadly shooting of Melinda Anderson. → Read More

Man charged with murdering grandmother of 11

Cook County prosecutors said six others who participated in the shooting of 53-year-old Kimberly Underwood at the Altgeld Gardens are still being sought. → Read More

Sheriff Tom Dart appealing court order addressing coronavirus outbreak at jail

In court documents, Dart said attorneys for the detainees were abusing the court system to seek the release of their clients at all costs. → Read More

No ‘serious red flags’ found in state inspection of Cicero nursing home hit by coronavirus

The state report did note concerns over the sanitation of laundry machines and the spacing of residents at mealtimes. → Read More

Cook County sheriff’s office runs out of electronic monitoring bracelets

The lack of devices could strain the sheriff’s office’s ability to socially distance detainees, leading to more COVID-19 cases, inmate advocates say. → Read More

Man awaiting trial in bar fight 7th Cook County Jail detainee to die from coronavirus complications

William Sobczyk, 53, had been diagnosed with cancer and was being treated at the jail before he contracted COVID-19. → Read More

Attorneys for Cook County Jail detainees ask for records on COVID-19 testing

Citing the most recent COVID-19-related detainee death, advocates are questioning whether the sheriff’s office’s has the ability to meet federal court orders on social distancing and testing. → Read More

Judge orders inspection of Cicero nursing home where 10 died from coronavirus

The results of the Illinois Department of Public Health inspection of City View MultiCare Center will be shared in a hearing Friday. → Read More

On National Decision Day, CPS seniors look forward to the future, but worry about missing another milestone

Chicago Public School students say they are juggling feelings of excitement with those of uncertainty. → Read More

Hundreds refuse to pay UChicago as tuition strike takes off, organizers say: ‘This isn’t a bluff’

Julia Attie, an organizer of the strike, said she has received confirmation from about 200 students saying they withheld payments this week. → Read More

Northwestern rejects $8.5M in federal stimulus money; U. of C. still evaluating what to do

"After careful consideration, Northwestern University determined we are unable to accept the requirements and evolving guidance regarding the CARES Act," university spokesman Jon Yates said in an emailed statement. → Read More

Remdesivir proves effective against coronavirus in major study: ‘We’ve got a drug that works,’ UIC researcher says

The Food and Drug Administration says that the agency has been talking with the California-based Gilead about making remdesivir available to patients as quickly as possible. → Read More

U. of I. still planning on-campus instruction this fall, asks new students to commit by May 1

Students are also being given the option of delaying their admission by up to two semesters after they’ve been accepted and can reapply for financial aid if their economic situation has changed. → Read More

Interested in City Colleges? School offers virtual information sessions next week — and chance to win free laptops

"We don’t want students to pause their college searches even though so many other things in life are on hold," said City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado said. → Read More

Drive-in celebrations? Graduations in December? Virtual ceremonies? Plans for high school seniors unfold — but students not happy

High schools in Chicago and the suburbs are considering alternatives for honoring graduating seniors this year as traditional large ceremonies featuring hundreds of graduates, friends and family appear less and less likely this spring. → Read More

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ moments likely lost for the class of 2020: Graduation ceremonies, proms unlikely to go on

A school year thrown into uncertainty ends with all in-person classes canceled. → Read More

COVID-19 patients in U. of C. drug trial recovering quickly: report

Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug, is being tested at several hospitals in the Chicago area. → Read More

COVID-19 patients in UChicago Medicine drug trial recovering quickly: report

Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug, is being tested at several hospitals in the Chicago area. → Read More

UChicago announces tuition freeze, but students still threaten payment strike

"We are not satisfied with the University’s response," students with UChicago for Fair Tuition wrote. → Read More