The Columbia Chronicle

Colleges should honor wage hikes

By Editorial Board

December 1, 2014

The issue of increasing the minimum wage has sparked nationwide debate. As more states pass referendums to raise the minimum wage, some universities struggle to compensate for the necessary increases.This issue is prevalent for some Michigan colleges after a referendum was passed in May mandating that the minimum wage increase slightly each year until 2018, when it reaches $9.25 an hour, according to a May 27 press releas...

Pilsen residents demand viaduct clean up in the area

By Erica Garber

October 7, 2014

After years of dealing with the dilapidated streets and sidewalks that run under the 16th Street viaducts in Pilsen, community members are banding together to take a stand to better their community.Following constant calls to 311 City Services and local aldermen, Pilsen resident Michelle Fennessy has started the organization Pilsen Cares and launched a petition for the city to commit to cleaning the viaducts regularly.“The bo...

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Artichoke ciabatta

March 10, 2014

Being an adult is hard for a lot of reasons, one of them being that you’re expected to bring more than cheap beer to parties. I used to be able to wander into a stranger’s house with a 24-pack of ...

Art in Public Places initiative in action

By Ahmed Hamad

September 24, 2012

One month after Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) announced his Art in Public Places initiative, new murals have begun to blossom across his district.The initiative, announced on Aug. 21, aims to reduce unsanctioned graffiti problems in the ward by hiring street artists from around the city and across the nation to lend their creativity to the Pilsen, old Chinatown and new Chinatown communities. Solis paid for the initiative out of...

25th Ward gets face-lift

By Mark Minton

September 24, 2012

One month after Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) announced his Art in Public Places initiative, new murals have begun to blossom across his district.The initiative aims to reduce graffiti problems in the ward by hiring street artists from around the city and across the nation to lend their creativity to the Pilsen, old Chinatown and new Chinatown communities. Solis paid for the initiative out of his own pocket, donating $...

IHSA plans for student athletes with disabilities

By Nader Ihmoud

April 23, 2012

Earlier this year, the Illinois High School Association’s Board of Directors created the Ad Hoc Committee to review increasing participation opportunities for student athletes with disabilities after the board received a letter requesting such a change from one of its member schools.According to Matt Troha, assistant executive director of the IHSA, the committee will bring its recommendations to the board, which will deci...

Some wards still in play

By Darryl Holliday

March 7, 2011

50th Ward considers changeThe race in the 50th Ward has been heating up ever since the Feb. 22 election. Alderman Bernard Stone, who won 37 percent of the ward vote, and Debra Silverstein at nearly 34 percent, have traded barbs and continue to make their case for why they should be chosen to represent the North Side neighborhood of West Ridge—one of the most diverse areas in the city.The 10-term alderman was first electe...

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