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CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

By Assistant Arts & Culture

September 22, 2014

With a name like The Lemons, it may be hard to believe that the Logan Square-based group can make sweet music. Playing bubblegum-pop songs reminiscent of the 1960’s, the band creates a unique sound....

Republican governor candidates face off

Republican governor candidates face off

March 10, 2014

With Illinois’ March 18 primary quickly approaching, the race is heating up as the four Republican candidates for governor make their final cases for why they should be the Republican nominee.Republi...

Chronic Relief: A look into the risks, rewards and laws of medicinal cannabis

By Kyle Rich

December 10, 2012

By Kyle Rich and Nader Ihmoud, Assistant Sports & Health EditorsAfter being bedridden for 1,000 days, Mike Graham’s nurse gave him a choice: Use medical cannabis or continue taking the same medication and eventually die from those drugs—if his disease didn’t kill him first.“I didn’t want to be a criminal, but I didn’t want to die either,” Graham said.Graham, an Illinois resident who uses marijuana as medi...

Cook County would be better off on its own

By Samuel Charles

November 28, 2011

Last week, a proposal was made in the Illinois state legislature that asked for the separation of Cook County from the rest of the state.I’m serious.As much as I’d like to burn every bridge between Cook County and the rest of the yokels who call Illinois home, this bill will, sadly, never pass. But let’s pretend for a minute it actually has a chance.In a few ways, this idea makes some sense. I mean, think about it: Co...

Nittany Lions upset Hawkeyes on the mat

By Contributing Writer

March 13, 2011

by: Nadar Ihmoud, Contributing WriterThe University of Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2011 Big Ten Wrestling Championships with momentum. They completed the 2010-2011 regular season with a conference championship and were favored to win the tournament crown.However, they ran into the Penn State University Nittany Lions, who upset them to win their first wrestling title in the school’s history and their first conference wrestling...

Quinn wins, Republican race unsettled

By SpencerRoush

February 8, 2010

After a few surprises, a couple of close calls and low voter turnout for the Illinois primaries, some candidates are looking ahead to November, while others may have to wait several weeks to know if they should continue on the campaign trail.On Feb. 2, approximately 26 percent of Illinois’ registered voters went to the polls. There are a few reasons why analysts are saying the voter turnout was lower than previous years,...

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