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Donor indicted on corruption charges

By Timothy Bearden

November 10, 2008

A continuing investigation by the U.S. District Attorney's office brought about the indictment of William Cellini Sr., a Columbia donor, for corruption charges on Oct. 30.Cellini Sr. was charged in a four-count indictment and is the 13th defendant in the case known as "Operation Board Games," said Randall Samborn, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's office. Other defendants include Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was recently c...

Security issues postpone election night party

By Kaiti Deerberg

November 10, 2008

Columbia's Urban Music Association election night party on Nov. 4 was forced to be postponed due to security issues brought about by festivities in Grant Park.CUMA planned its "Voters' Block Party" for Nov. 4 in the Conaway Center at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., from 6 p.m. to midnight.Although it was announced on Oct. 30 classes were canceled Nov. 4 due to then senator Barack Obama's rally in Grant Park, the Vot...

No need for a headline

No need for a headline

By Sara Harvey

November 10, 2008

As we were wrapping up The Election Issue, the staff at the Chronicle racked their brains for a headline that would sell. We needed a headline that would say "historic" and "connected to Chicago" at the same time. We played around with...

VIDEO: Behind the scenes as college media

By Jessica Galliart

November 6, 2008

Student media from Columbia—including The Chronicle and the college's radio station, WCRX—gained media access into the Grant Park rally for then-Sen. Barack Obama on Nov. 4. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage of how the event played out in Columbia's backyard:Chronicle staffers wait in line to leave the media area and talk with supporters at the event. No more than 20 media members at a time were allowed to ente...

UPDATED VIDEO: The Chronicle’s footage from the Obama rally

November 6, 2008

More video coverage from inside Grant Park coming soon! Keep checking back! The Chronicle caught up with Obama supporters inside and outside of Grant Park on Nov. 4. Check out The Chronicle's f...

‘Yes we can’

By Bethany Reinhart

November 5, 2008

11:16 p.m.Crowds continue to celebrate as President-Elect Barack Obama wraps up his acceptance speech from Grant Park. Obama's speech lasted about 16 minutes. He thanked his supporters and addressed those who did not vote for him. In his speech, Obama graciously reached out to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin.

Road closures from Obama rally clean up

By Brett Marlow

November 5, 2008

According to the Chicago Tribune, some streets remained closed due to clean up from last night's Obama rally in Grant Park.Congress Parkway, Jackson Boulevard, Balbo Drive and Monroe Street remain closed from South Michigan Avenue to Lake Shore Drive. North Columbus Drive is also shut down between Monroe Street and Roosevelt Road.The city said it hopes to have the roads open before rush hour....

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...

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...

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...

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