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Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

March 31, 2020

Columbia's class of 2020 will not only graduate amid a global health pandemic but likely also in the onslaught of a recession that some economists say could be worse than the 2008 Great Recession. ...

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

March 30, 2020

Once welcomed with warm embraces and stacks of food to choose from, visitors of the “hugging food pantry” are now met by double door barriers, gloves, assembly lines and pre-packaged items. W...

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

March 26, 2020

  As Chicagoans and Columbia students alike hunker down in their apartments as part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” mandate, grocery store workers continue to report to the frontlines of the pande...

‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

March 20, 2020

As the number of cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to rise across the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is following California, New York and Italy's suit by officially ordering all residents...

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

March 16, 2020

The Cook County state's attorney race has become one of Illinois' most closely watched races nationwide this election cycle involving a celebrity, an alleged phony hate crime report, criminal justice r...

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

March 16, 2020

In 2018, Rep. Dan Lipinski nearly lost his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, barely beating challenger Marie Newman by 2.2 percentage points in the Illinois Democratic primary. This time...

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

March 16, 2020

In 2018, former State Rep. Jeanne Ives ran a controversial, negative commercial against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial race. It called him out for being more moderate than Republican, ...

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

March 13, 2020

To combat food insecurity in the city, hundreds of costumed Chicagoans gathered to push decorated shopping carts through the streets of the Ukrainian Village in the the 15th annual CHIditarod. ...

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

March 13, 2020

Dozens of Hyde Park residents used a U-Haul truck to set up a couch, lamp, chairs and mattress in the middle of 53rd Street, shutting down part of "High-Rent Avenue" in front of State Rep. Curtis Ta...

Would you vote for a man who wears a boot on his head? 0.1% of New Hampshire did

Would you vote for a man who wears a boot on his head? 0.1% of New Hampshire did

March 9, 2020

For his opening statement in front of a Chicago audience, 2020 presidential candidate Vermin Supreme did not discuss foreign policy, student loan forgiveness programs or climate change policy. Wearing...

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