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ELECTION 2008: More to come in The Chronicle

By Brett Marlow

November 5, 2008

America may know who its next President is, but the election coverage isn't over just yet! Keep checking back for updates, photos and videos all week on ColumbiaChronicle.com.Be sure to check out the Nov. 10 issue of The Chronicle for your complete wrap-up of Election Day and the week's coverage from around town at Obama and McCain events.Have your own photos from Election Night you want to share with us? E-mail them to chroni...

UPDATED: Chicago elections so far, so good

By Brett Marlow

November 4, 2008

As of this, only one voter has reported not being able to vote due to a delay, according to the Chicago Board of Elections."We're trying to track that voter down to make sure they're able to vote," said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections.Of the 2,575 precincts, only seven were reported to have opened late."Normally we have dozens of precincts that open late for a variety of reasons: judges not showing ...

UPDATE: Obama takes lead in South Carolina

By Bethany Reinhart

November 4, 2008

6:40 p.m.Early exit poll numbers show McCain leading by a slim margin in South Carolina, according to CNN.com.UPDATE6:47 p.m.New exit poll results show Obama taking the lead in South Carolina, according to CNN.com...

Early results show McCain and Obama split

By Bethany Reinhart

November 4, 2008

6:14 p.m.Early polls show CNN.com projecting victory for Obama in Vermont, securing three electoral votes. Initial results also show McCain taking the lead in Kentucky, which will give him 8 electoral votes.

Businesses close, affected by Obama rally

By Brett Marlow

November 4, 2008

Due to street closures on South Columbus Drive between Roosevelt Road and Congress Parkway, the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, has decided to close early today out of concern for its employees and low afternoon attendance.The Field Museum, which usually stays open until 5 p.m., will close at 3 p.m. today to allow its employees to safely make it out of the area where the Obama rally will begin later tonight, said Nancy O'S...

The Chronicle speaks with Tony Peraica

By Bethany Reinhart

November 4, 2008

The Chronicle's Mandy Treccia spoke with Tony Peraica who is running for Cook County State's Attorney.Peraica had the following to say, "I feel wonderful. Tired. Hopeful. We ran a strong campaign and I'm hopeful the voters, especially the African-American voters we've worked so diligently with, understand that I'm the better candidate. They are sick of police brutality and closed clinics. Change is the operative word in this campa...

Election Updates

By Bethany Reinhart

November 4, 2008

7:47 p.m.Obama steps into a strong lead with 102 electoral votes vs McCain's 34, according to CNN.com.8:11 p.m.Obama now leading with 174 electoral votes. McCain has secured 49, according to CNN.com8:55 p.m.ABC.com shows Obama with 200 electoral votes and McCain with 130....

CTA to amp up service on Election Day

By Jessica Galliart

November 4, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority announced on Nov. 3 an extended service plan to better serve customers during downtown election night festivities, including rush-hour service on rail lines and additional bus service in the Loop.According to the CTA website, rush hour service will begin in the afternoon for riders attempting to leave work in the Loop early in anticipation of Sen. Barack Obama's election rally in Grant Park. Also...

Reports from Grant Park

By Kaylee King

November 4, 2008

7:53 p.m. Despite early hesitance, the results from Penn. and Va., crowd is thinking Obama is in. People celebrating .. pushing toward Jumbotron. Portapotties are out of toilet paper, lines getting longer, people smoking cigarettes and drinking snuck in alcohol in non-ticketed area.7:21 p.m. Crowd is going crazy with the election results coming in from New England and Illinois. Too early to call yet, but crowd is watching CNN...

Obama wins by huge margin, Grant Park rally in full swing

By Bethany Reinhart

November 4, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has won the 2008 Presidential Election, making him the first black president in the history of the United States. Although updates continue to flow in, Obama now has 333 electoral votes, according to ABC.com Only 270 were needed to clench the presidency.Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech at around 11:45 p.m. in  Grant ParkAs McCain gives his concession speech in Arizona, more state results have co...

Breaking News: Election Day

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 3, 2008

Columbia will close the majority of its buildings at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, in anticipation of safety concerns brought about by the event in Grant Park.As stated in a press release sent by provost and senior vice president Steve Kapelke, class schedules will also be altered on Election Day, canceling any classes that begin after 3 p.m. Classes that begin before 3 p.m., even if they don’t end until after 3 p.m., will go on as sch...

AlertWave System testing

By Kaiti Deerberg

November 3, 2008

Columbia plans to test the campus' new AlertWave Notification System throughout November.Administration released a statement on Oct. 24 announcing the installation of the AlertWave Notification System was complete, and students and faculty can expect tests of the system to occur before the end of the semester.Micki Leventhal, director of media relations at Columbia, said initial system testing will take place in November and sh...

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