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Attendees pack the auditorium of Pickard Elementary, at 2301 W. 21st Place, to hear community organizers and elected representatives address the issue of gun violence in the 25th ward.

Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

February 25, 2020

Shouts from agitated attendees echoed throughout the Pilsen elementary school auditorium, demanding action and denouncing “politically correct” language from police commanders and elected officials on st...

The ‘deadheading’ season: plight of the ride-share driver

The ‘deadheading’ season: plight of the ride-share driver

February 21, 2020

When Kyra Hendricks, a senior creative writing major, moved out of her parents’ home at 18, she understood she would have to find a job in order to pay rent and maintain her independence. So, in De...

Activists march from Millennium Park to Federal Plaza during a Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 climate strike led by Illinois Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement.

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

February 19, 2020

After public testimony from local climate activists, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to declare a state of “climate emergency.” The decision caused protestors and activists, who felt the ...

Featured speakers Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Lt. Gov. Julia Stratton and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Michelle Duster, an adjunct faculty member in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and the great-granddaughter of suffragist and journalist Ida B. Wells, attended the League of Women Voters centennial celebration with other activists, leaders and elected officials.

League of Women Voters turns 100, but work not done yet

February 18, 2020

Illinois politicians, community leaders and members of the League of Women Voters gathered at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave., to celebrate the organization's centennial Friday, Feb. 14...

Quavo, one of the three Migos, helps give away free Adidas YZY QNTM shoes from the passenger seat of a Russian Sherp ATV.

Chicago ‘YZY QNTM’ giveaway draws hundreds, creates chaos

February 18, 2020

When news broke of rappers Kanye West and Quavo giving away Chicago-exclusive Yeezy sneakers, hundreds flocked to nab the limited-edition shoes. People—including Columbia students—with phones in ha...

Con Buckley, part-time faculty member in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department, stands with her leg brace and walker near the concrete-protected bike lane that she tripped over, shattering her patella.

South Loop bike lanes hazardous, cyclists and pedestrians say

February 16, 2020

Con Buckley, a part-time faculty member in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department, was crossing the intersection at Harrison Street and Wabash Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 4 during her commute...

The last straw: Columbia prepared for city’s proposed single-use plastics ban

The last straw: Columbia prepared for city’s proposed single-use plastics ban

February 15, 2020

As the Chicago City Council plans to consider legislation that will demand more of its citizens in the fight against the climate crisis, Columbia faculty, students and administrators say they are prepared ...

Mel Leverich, a museum archivist, reads through a BDSM mail order catalog in the archives.

Museum works to smash stigma against BDSM, kink culture

February 13, 2020

Tucked between a gas station and an international grocery store south of Rogers Park lies a building housing whips, dildos, erotic artwork and ropes meant for bondage. The Leather Archives and Muse...

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

February 11, 2020

For most people, running through the cold in their underwear seems like a good idea only after a long night of questionable decisions. But for more than 300 people, it is the best way to donate money. ...

(Center) Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) passes by protestors outside the U.S. Capitol in the midst of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

February 4, 2020

Brexit and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are the largest political events happening in Ireland and America, respectively, that could make history and have serious implications for the world-at-large. Brexit,...

One day before the Iowa Caucus is set to take place, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. At 38 years old, Buttigieg is the youngest candidate running.

After caucus catastrophe, Buttigieg wins most Iowa delegates

February 4, 2020

  Updated 02/10/20 at 9:27 a.m.: On Sunday night, the Democratic National Committee announced South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg won the most delegates in the contentious Iowa caucuses. ...

Mark Szafaran holds Woodstock Willie, who has played a part in the town's Groundhog Day celebration since the former mayor, Bill Anderson, requested a groundhog be present in 1997, the same year the groundhog costume was introduced.

‘That’s right, woodchuck chuckers—it’s Groundhog Day’

February 3, 2020

WOODSTOCK, ILL.—The "Pennsylvania Polka" blasted throughout Woodstock Square, a similar sight to fans of the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, which was filmed ...

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