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Tenants block off 53rd street by setting up furniture to mimic displacement from a single family home in Hyde Park.

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...

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

March 11, 2020

On this week’s episode of Chronicle Headlines, Managing Editor Mari Devereaux recaps the past week of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Then, Photojournalist Zachary Clingenpeel chronicles ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary with 573 delegates, as of press time, behind former Vice President Joe Biden's 664 delegates.

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

Metra looking into changes to proposed Metra Electric schedule

Metra looking into changes to proposed Metra Electric schedule

March 4, 2020

Electric will have to change its train schedule to accommodate the federally-mandated installation of Positive Train Control, or PTC. But Metra has already received complaints from some riders caus...

Some choose to simply participate in the Polar Plunge as spectators, watching and recording the event from the sidelines.

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

March 3, 2020

Twenty years after the Special Olympics Polar Plunge began, Chicagoans continue to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan to partake in what has become a Chicago tradition. The plunge serves as a...

M.H. is organizing thousands of supplies, including medical masks similar to the one he is wearing, to be shipped to Hong Kong in the midst of surging prices due to the high demand.

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

Warren has garnered support from individuals on a variety of policy issues, from her stances on social equity to her economic plans.

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Chronicle Headlines: Student vlogs and rideshare 'deadheading'

Chronicle Headlines: Student vlogs and rideshare ‘deadheading’

February 26, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, Staff Reporter Dyana Daniels talks about the role of student vlogs in colleges' marketing strategies. Then, we look at "deadheading" and the seasonal...

Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

In the Booth: with alt-rock Columbia band SŌK

February 24, 2020

With its expansion of multimedia and Chicago-based music coverage, the Chronicle kicks-off its latest video series "In The Booth" with seasoned music reporters Managing Editor Kendall Polidori and Ph...

Ellie Krigman, freshman comedy major, watches with rapt attention as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered what politicos called her best performance.

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

Trans Student Union aims to ‘empower’ students

Trans Student Union aims to ‘empower’ students

February 19, 2020

Mikey Emme, a junior music major, has always felt supported on campus. They said Columbia is upfront with accepting all students, staff and faculty, but was confused when there was no trans-specifi...

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