The Columbia Chronicle

City Council protection of children hypocritical

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

In the last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Council have implemented many ordinances and programs under the guise of protecting Chicago’s children. Though the children are the justification, revenue and national attention are the real motivators for these often-controversial pieces of legislation. The city is not fooling taxpayers when they use emotionally charged justifications, so the aldermen and Emanuel should be m...

New ballpark to benefit North Side

By Kyle Rich

October 15, 2012

Ground was broken for a North Side ballpark Oct. 11 that will provide area residents needed access to a playing field.The new Kerry Wood Cubs Field, located in Clark Park, adjacent to Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison St., has been in the planning stages for seven years, according to former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who said he wanted to sponsor a ballpark in Chicago even though he has also played in Cleveland ...

CTA stations to receive makeovers

By Vanessa Morton

October 3, 2011

New station improvements are in sight as the Chicago Transit Authority begins a project aimed at giving city commuters a safer and more enjoyable experience.CTA President Forrest Claypool and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the new Station Renewal Initiative on Sept. 20. The initiative will bring complete renovations to 100 CTA rail stations during the next 12 months.“Chicago is an international, world-class city, and my admi...

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