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Judge Gaughan: ‘One act, one sentence, one crime,’ Van Dyke sentenced

January 18, 2019

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald, concluding one of the most racially charged trials in Chicago history. Co...

‘The Beach’ splashes onto Navy Pier

January 18, 2019

While the cold months may be here, Navy Pier has introduced a free escape. “The Beach Chicago,” which opened Jan. 19, is a free interactive public art installation designed to emulate being at a b...

Think, fight and plan like a girl: Chicago’s Youth Women’s March 2019

January 18, 2019

When it was announced Chicago would not hold a 2019 Women’s March, a Roosevelt University student knew she had to do something to change that. Freshman Jazmine-Marie Cruz noticed on the Women's ...

West Loop pop-up highlights and benefits refugees in east Africa

December 23, 2018

RefuSHE is a nonprofit that empowers and educates female refugees in east African countries. Through Dec. 29, the organization has a pop-up shop at 725 W Randolph St., where it is selling goods made...

Upcoming Movie on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Q&A with Screenwriter and Producer

December 17, 2018

Film screening of "On the Basis of Sex" took place at 1104 S. Wabash on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.. Following the film was a Q & A session with Daniel Stiepelman, screenwriter and nephew of Ruth, and Kar...

Gospel Choir’s final performance of the semester

December 16, 2018

Columbia's gospel choir is a one-credit, entry-level course open to all students. The fall semester gospel choir contained more non-music majors than music majors. Director Walter Owens has directed the cho...

Hey, You’re Paying for This: Maker Lab

December 14, 2018

The Maker Lab on the 2nd floor of Columbia College Chicago's library at 624 S Michigan allows students to use its 3-D printers and scanner, as well as its vinyl cutter, at absolutely no additional cost...

Chicago Brewseum celebrates the craft of beer making

December 13, 2018

Raw barley, wheat and oats are malted, ground and mixed with hot water. The water is boiled, and flavoring is added. This is when everything starts spinning, becoming a whirlpool, before being cooled ...

Giving a Shi*t helps

December 12, 2018

Give A Shi*t is a campaign created by Daily Planet Productions and partners with StreetWise. 20 Chicago artists donate designs and they are screen printed into t-shirts. For 4 years now all of the pro...

Female comics take center stage at Volumes

December 9, 2018

Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, highlights female comics the last Wednesday of every month at its "You Joke Like a Girl" event. The first half of the evening is an open-mic, inviting women f...

Holiday Joy brought to you by WCRX

December 7, 2018

Dec. 5, Columbia's student-run radio station, WCRX-FM held their 16th Annual Holly Jolly Broadcast. WCRX-FM brought performers and guests for a day of festivities. ...

Project Blue Book Cast discuss the historical and the supernatural

December 6, 2018

The Chronicle sat down with cast members Michael Malarkey ("Vampire Diaries"), Laura Mennell ("Man in the High Castle"), and Michael Harney ("Orange is the New Black"), along with co-writer and EP ...

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