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Governor-elect Bruce Rauner spoke on the night of Nov. 4 after a decisive victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tactical reevaluation: Black, Hispanic communities lean more Republican in midterms

December 1, 2014

Gil Walker has worn a lot of hats throughout the years: Chicago Housing Authority liaison, U.S. Census Bureau representative, Chatham YMCA director, community basketball coach and personal coach to Michael ...

Divvy creates annual student discount rate

October 20, 2014

Divvy announced Oct. 6 that it will apply a student discount to its annual subscription for students at Columbia College, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago and other Chicago-area colleges.Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing service, has given college students discounted rates in recent years and is complementing an even larger discount with a $55 annua...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

Cycling accidents increase when pedal meets metal

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Chicago cyclists might have to double-up on their protective gear because according to city data, biking accidents have been continually rising since 2001.With more cyclists on the road, the Chicago Police Department has seen a 38 percent increase in bicycle accident reports between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in 2011.Since 2005, there have been 1,000 repor...

Cycling made more accessible

By Kaley Fowler

March 23, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Open Streets event closes down State Street

By Lisa Schulz

September 26, 2011

Seven blocks of State Street will be shut down to vehicle traffic between Lake and Van Buren streets on Oct. 1 to host “Open Streets,” a five-hour festival promoting on-foot exploration of downtown businesses and ways to get active.The free event, arranged by the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Active Transportation Alliance, runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and doubles as a celebration for the 100th day of the “Go Do Good...

Decks boon to card sharks and barflies alike

By WilliamPrentiss

December 14, 2009

A deck of cards can be used for many games, but a new deck is adding another one to play: barhopping.The new Drink Deck is a complete 52-card deck that boasts a $10 discount for a designated Chicago bar on every card. Each card has a perforated corner that can be torn off and used at the establishment named on the card. The deck is currently on sale on the company’s Web site and other retail locations in the Chicago area,...

Blazing a trail from Seattle to Chicago

By Meryl Fulinara

November 3, 2008

One bike company based in Seattle is bringing its imported European bikes to the Second City.Dutch Bike Co., 651 W. Armitage Ave., just opened its doors on Oct. 18, giving Chicagoans a taste of Europe.Stephan Schier, a company partner, said Dutch Bike Co. had a lot of people in Chicago asking when a store would open up in the Windy City. He said they had a customer from Chicago who flew all the way out to Seattle just to te...

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