The Columbia Chronicle

Illinois power plants cause environmental alarm

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 4, 2012

Illinois power plants have resorted to releasing massive amounts of extremely hot water into Illinois rivers and lakes, causing fish populations to rapidly decrease, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.Although Chicago power plants have not asked for any special variances to release coolant water the Chicago River system is still being affected.With temperatures rising to 100 degrees Fahrenheit this sum...

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...

Legal matters in 50th Ward ongoing after run-off

By Darryl Holliday

April 4, 2011

The heated 50th Ward race between Alderman Bernard Stone and challenger Debra Silverstein has become more contentious as election officials continue to look into funds related to Stone’s campaign.A complaint was filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections alleging that a local group, Concerned Citizens of the 50th Ward, failed to file disclosure reports detailing money it received. The group paid for anti-Silverste...

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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