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2012 Iowa Caucuses

By Sara Mays

January 9, 2012

Presidential candidate hopefuls took Iowa by storm to kick off the race to the Presidential nomination. After numerous appearances and speeches to the residents of Iowa, it was left up to the people on Caucus night to decide their fate. Mitt Romney won the Caucus with 24.6%, while Rick Santorum came in at a close and surprising second at 24.5%. Michele Bachmann came in last with 5% which caused her to drop out of the race ...

Stand Off in Uptown

By Brent Lewis

December 8, 2011

Four people were arrested after a six-hour standoff on Dec. 5 on the 4600 block of North Broadway. Three individuals barricaded themselves in a building around 4:15 after another individual involved in a firearms investigation, was arrested six hours earlier. The individuals involved were “wanted” and Town Hall District officers and ATF agents were notified that they were in the Chicago area. The incident caused the CTA ...

Funeral for Maggie Daley

By Brent Lewis

November 29, 2011

Sara Mays | THE CHRONICLEThe funeral service for the former first lady of Chicago, Maggie Daley was held on Nov. 28, 2011 at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mrs. Daley died on Thanksgiving day due to metastatic breast cancer, that she has been battling for almost a decade, at the age of 68. The funeral ceremony was held next to the Francis Xavier Warde school which Mrs. Daley helped found. Mrs. Daley's son Patrick Daley...

Willis Tower Climb 2011

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Climbers took to the Willis Tower on Sundaty Nov. 6, 2011 to climb 103 floors which equals 2,109 steps to the Willis Tower Skydeck benefiting Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Hand cycles with virtual climbing screens were avilable for those who were unable to climb the stairwell. Last year the Chicago event raised more than $1,000,000 for the RIC, making it the #1 rehabilitation Hospital in America.[kml_flashembed publishm...

Dia De Los Muertos Procession in Pilsen

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Pros Arts Studio, Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization took part in the Dia De Los Muertos procession in Pilsen on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011. The annual Dia De Los Muertos is the longest running Day of the Dead event in Pilsen running for 32 years. Pro Art Studio is focused on creating art and working with children, while creating great opportunities for the Pilsen Community. The procession was held to remembe...

Urban Dolorosa

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Urban Dolorosa is a multimedia ceremony to honor the school age children and teenagers that were killed by violence over the past 3 school years in Chicago. The ceremony took place in 5 locations throughout the city and brought together all groups of people to honor those they have lost to violence. Urban Dolorosa included a musical choir, poetry and photographs. The piece brought out many individuals to pay their respects incl...

Occupying A Critical Mass [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

November 1, 2011

Participants of Critical Mass dressed up in costumes for their Halloween bike ride on Oct. 28, 2011. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place in Chicago on the last Friday of every month. The ride leaves from Daley Plaza at 5:30p.m. to the sounds of blow horns, bells and yelling of “lets mass!” On Oct. 28, 2011 the Critical Mass route passed by the Chicago Federal Reserve located at 230 South La Salle Street to show ...

Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 12, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2011 [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 11, 2011

The photo staff of the Columbia Chronicle followed the marathon through all parts of the city to show the diversity of the city, fans, and participants in this year's 2011 Bank of American Chicago Marathon. This year brought out 45,000 runners and thousands more to watch and cheer them on. This years winners on the Men side was Moses Mosop of Kenya with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds. The Women side went to 3...

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup 2011

By Brent Lewis

October 7, 2011

Members of the Women's Lufthansa Private Jet (gray) and Gascon (purple) teams participated in the Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach. Originally, the tournament was held every year in Miami, Florida. However, Bruce Orosz, who brought the sport to the United States, saw the beauty of North Avenue Beach and knew he had to hold the tournament in Chicago. A portion of the funds ra...

Coyote Festival-The Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts

By Brent Lewis

October 4, 2011

Coyote FestivalThe Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts is a three day art fest hosted by the Flat Iron Artist's Association, kicks off Friday night at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. Painters photographers, musicians, jewelers and more welcome guest to enjoy their work in their studio space of the Flat Iron building.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://www.columbiachronic...

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 3, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

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