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Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

April 27, 2020

In early March before statewide lockdowns, discounted flights, cruises and vacation packages were almost too good to pass up. Seizing the opportunity, Elaine Glusac, a full-time freelance travel writer, ...

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

April 26, 2020

Shortened work hours and canceled events are causing trouble for farmers markets across Chicago and pushing them to find alternative ways to get fresh produce to customers while keeping farmers' busines...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces expanded efforts to provide relief for private and commercial student loan recipients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois expands payment relief for student loan borrowers

April 22, 2020

Following Congress' CARES Act that provided financial relief for student loan borrowers by postponing repayment, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expanding the effort to include private and commercial student loan rec...

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Former Columbia student Alexandria “Alexa” Baute shot and killed in Logan Square

April 21, 2020

Alexandria "Alexa" Baute, an outgoing Logan Square resident and former Columbia student known for being "unapologetically herself," was shot dead while waiting in line outside a 7-Eleven. Baute, 27, kn...

Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a 'great testament to the faculty at Columbia'

Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a ‘great testament to the faculty at Columbia’

April 20, 2020

As many artists lose their jobs or face creative roadblocks while they shelter in place, the city of Chicago is awarding $10,000 grants to 13 local artists—one of whom is in the Columbia community. Althou...

2020 census: 'Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out'

2020 census: ‘Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out’

April 15, 2020

While practicing social distancing and transitioning to online classes, college students have another responsibility that may be getting lost in the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic: the 2020 cens...

'What am I going to do?' Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

‘What am I going to do?’ Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

April 13, 2020

When Madalyn Rain realized she was unable to return to all three of her part-time jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, she grew uneasy with the fact that she would not be making money. “To be...

Rodney Johnson, a guitarist who has been busking for 10 years, said the musical repertoire a busker performs any given day depends on the atmosphere of the crowd.

Street musicians take ‘hell of a hit’ from coronavirus pandemic

April 13, 2020

While Chicago residents quarantine inside their apartments, venturing out every so often for groceries or to walk their dog, street musicians are struggling to make money amid a global health pandemic...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, shakes hands with supporters in Chicago during his Saturday, March 7 rally in Grant Park.

Sanders drops out of presidential race; Biden the presumed Democratic nominee

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his bid for the presidency, paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to earn the Democratic nomination. “The path toward victory is virtually impossible,...

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

April 7, 2020

While people in Illinois are remaining in their homes, penguins are waddling through empty aquariums, primates are going live on social media and animal shelter owners are finding creative ways for people...

Some grocery stories are no longer allowing shoppers to use reusable bags as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Changing habits related to coronavirus pandemic offer reasons for hope in fighting climate crisis

April 7, 2020

Worldwide, the human response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the human activities that negatively impact the environment. While the decr...

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. ...

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