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Everything you should know about hand washing during the coronavirus pandemic

April 22, 2020

At the beginning of March as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in Illinois, Columbia began placing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posters in various bathrooms around campus.  These poste...

Among stark shadows, flowers are seen in the window of an adjacent apartment building.

Column: From Edgewater, with love

April 9, 2020

My girlfriend and I sat in our parked car for an hour on Sunday night. We listened to Harry Styles’ most recent album “Fine Line” in full, discussed ideas for tattoos and home renovations, ...

Nicolas Gil, a sophomore Ventura College philosophy major, wears a respirator during the four and a half hours flight to Los Angeles.

From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

When Columbia's Photography Department announced classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, I was crushed and cried on my couch for an hour because there was no reason for me to sta...

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

March 26, 2020

  As Chicagoans and Columbia students alike hunker down in their apartments as part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” mandate, grocery store workers continue to report to the frontlines of the pande...

Junior design management major Imani Kutti operates a one-woman fashion line, incorporating aspects of her African heritage.

Student brings African heritage to the Chicago fashion scene

March 23, 2020

Fresh off a New York City fashion show, designer Imani Kutti had little time to celebrate because come Monday morning, it was back to her part-time job as a boutique manager, on top of being a full...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

Febreezja Couch won the 2019 pageant, scoring the association more than $4,000, which helped the Red Liners fund travel to tournaments across North America.

Chicago Gay Hockey Association’s second drag beauty pageant scores big

March 14, 2020

Five local hockey players traded in their skates for sparkly pink heels and fishnet stockings for a night of drag beauty pageantry. The drag pageant, hosted March 7 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clar...

Racers turn the first bend of the race as they head toward different checkpoints they must visit to win. CHIditarod XV ended with an award ceremony at City Hall Events, 838 W. Kinzie St.

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

March 13, 2020

To combat food insecurity in the city, hundreds of costumed Chicagoans gathered to push decorated shopping carts through the streets of the Ukrainian Village in the the 15th annual CHIditarod. ...

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...

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