The Columbia Chronicle

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

Editor’s Note: Students’ careers start here

By Heather Scroering

November 26, 2012

More than two years ago, college adviser Bob Blinn visited my class to caution us young artists in a truthful yet slightly berating manner. He said that if we hadn’t already started working to jump-start our careers by reading industry journals and networking with other artists, we’d be done for. Before leaving, he asked us to fill out a checklist of specific steps he’d covered, and the survey proved to be very fright...

Cost of Community Care

By Gregory Cappis

October 24, 2011

Government plans to reduce current expenditures may only shift costs to other government agencies.Mental health patients are slated to lose three out of the nine state psychiatric hospitals and half of Chicago’s 12 community mental health care centers, according to government reports. The plan would lay off hundreds of staff members and disrupt the lives of patients.The treatment of people in need would be severely alte...

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