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A display of Cameron Schilling's Portrait of a Soldier, on the 3rd floor of our library, 624 S. Michigan Ave. The piece is consists of hand-drawn portraits of 291 fallen soldiers from Illinois.

Exhibit honors fallen Illinois service members

September 14, 2017

Former Governor Pat Quinn commemorated Patriot Day, a national day of remembrance that occurs annually on September. 11, by opening “Portrait of a Soldier,” an exhibit featuring hand-drawn...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

In his first public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, Barack Obama inspired the next generation in a April 24 panel discussion at the University of Chicago.

Obama encourages next generation in welcomed return home

April 24, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to his adoptive home April 24 for his first public appearance since leaving the White House. At the University of Chicago, where Obama previously taught constitutio...

'Gloria' at The Goodman Theatre

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

Women’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Poet T Clutch Fleischmann shares a piece they wrote post about gender identity and striving for commonality among differences at Open Books in the West Loop Jan. 15.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

The Chicago Women's March was forced to cancel the march portion of the event due to the unexpected volume of people. At an estimated 150,000 people, Chicago's rally was one of the largest in the country compared to the Women's March on Washington held Jan. 21 to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump. 

Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

January 21, 2017

Signs read, “The future is still female,” “Women’s rights=human rights” and “Trans power” at the Women's March in Chicago.Despite the unseasonably warm weather, many were wearing “puss...

Obama, eight years later: ‘Yes we can, yes we did’

By Arabella Breck

January 11, 2017

President Barack Obama started and ended his final presidential speech applauding and encouraging the continual political involvement of American citizens, 18,000 of whom attended the Chicago farewell, according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Ariel Gray, and stood by him as they had for the last eight years.Breaking from tradition of previous presidential farewell addresses in Washington D.C. such as ones from George W. Bush ...

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, the Economist created its 30th edition of "The World in 2016," a publication full of expert predictions on what the year would hold. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, "The World in 201...

Black Girls Break Bread, a group created to empower black women, hosted a Dec. 1 event at which Columbia students and staff shared their experiences as black women at the college. 

New organization creates community for black women

December 5, 2016

Young black women came together and spoke openly about their experiences at Columbia Dec. 1 through the Black Girls Break Bread, a city-wide organization created with help from a Columbia alumna and staff member. Black Girls Break Bread was launched in October by sisters Jazzy Da...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will perform solo at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Dec. 6.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

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