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Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Obama in Chicago to vote

By James Foster

October 26, 2012

President Barack Obama flew into Chicago Thursday afternoon to vote at this home polling station. The Obama campaign is focusing major efforts on getting people to the polls early this election cycle. Early voting in Illinois started October 22 and will continue until Nov. 3 at locations throughout the city.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/ob...

Rambunctious Rocky riles up Congress Theater

Rambunctious Rocky riles up Congress Theater

October 14, 2012

A$AP Rocky played the Congress Theatre October 11 with Danny Brown and ScHoolBoy Q.Helicopter sound effects, operatic scales and the strumming of a harp underlined A$AP Rocky’s cracked voice as he opened h...

35th Chicago Marathon breaks records, sprains heels

By Emily Ornberg

October 14, 2012

The Chicago Marathon celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 7 with 200,000 safety pins, 45,000 participants, 1.7 million spectators and 1.1 million cups of Gatorade.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/chitown_marathon/soundslider.swf" width="550" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]The race started in Grant Par...

The Golden Temple

By James Foster

September 27, 2012

This is a photo essay about the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar India. It is the holiest place in the world for Sikhs.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/temple_show/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]

Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 12, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

Fundraising, showcasing talent at Fashion Columbia

By Sophia Coleman

June 11, 2012

Flashing lights and gleaming runways were the setting as 15 graduates of Columbia’s fashion studies program displayed their handcrafted garments June 8 at Fashion Columbia, a fundraising event that benefits the program.The annual extravaganza, staged for the first time at the Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., was held in honor of Eunice W. Johnson, a fashion pioneer who co-founded Ebony Magazine with her husband ...

NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 22, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

By Sara Mays

April 29, 2012

Chicago hosted the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates April 23 - 25, to promote empowering youth to activism and action. The three day summit was co-chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni and Mayor Rahm Emanuel served as the honorable chair.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/Wo...

Biggest Mouth 2012

By Sara Mays

April 19, 2012

Columbia's annual Biggest Mouth took place at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, on April 18. The band Otis came in first place receiving a price of $3,000. Marina City took second place taking the winnings of $1,500. The audience choice pick was the band Pete & Nick who won a $500 prize.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/Biggest_Mouth_2012/sound...

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell

By Brent Lewis

March 18, 2012

Students from the Multimedia Photojournalism class joined with the other 250 members of the media as well as the general public on the front lawn of Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to catch a glimpse of him before reporting to federal prison.http://vimeo.com/38604960Reactions from supportershttp://vimeo.com/38669776

St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shaving Fundraiser

By Sara Mays

February 23, 2012

St. Baldrick's held their annual head shaving fundraiser at University of Illinois Hospital, 1740 West Taylor on Feb. 23. Brave and willing volunteers had their heads shaved by children cancer survivors and patients of University of Illinois Hospital.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/St__Baldrick_s_Head_Shaving/soundslider.swf" widt...

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