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(From left) Kim Foxx, Bill Conway, Bob Fioretti and Donna More.

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

March 16, 2020

The Cook County state's attorney race has become one of Illinois' most closely watched races nationwide this election cycle involving a celebrity, an alleged phony hate crime report, criminal justice r...

Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings.These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Jessica Caponigro assisted in running the screen-printing station at the Tracers Feminist Parking Lot event on March 3.

Tracers Book Club brings new meaning to feminism, equality

March 9, 2015

Jennifer Reeder started the Tracers Book Club a year and a half ago to reinvigorate the feminist and equality movements in the U.S.The Tracers Book Club began as a book club among friends, Reeder said. But as ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Voters the real disappointment in Chicago mayoral race

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Although he held a steady lead for most of the Feb. 24 mayoral race, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the 50 percent vote needed to win the 2015 Chicago mayoral election without entering a runoff. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia trailed behind him with a 33.9 percent following.The fact that there will be six more weeks of campaigning to win over more voters is not dissapointing, though. What is disappointing...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, attended the Faculty Senate’s monthly meeting on Feb. 27 to discuss faculty salary increases, among other issues. 

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

March 2, 2015

Faculty salary increases cannot be guaranteed for the upcoming academic year, Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, told the college’s Faculty Senate Feb. 27 at its monthly meeting. The an...

Ald. Bob Fioretti Concedes: ‘We Did Do Change’

February 25, 2015

Former Ald. Bob Fioretti conceded his bid for mayor Tuesday at his election party, held at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive. In his speech, he addressed issues in Chicago, such as c...

Chicago taxi driver Rocky Mmoma protests ridesharing apps, such as Uber, outside City Hall on Feb. 17 as other drivers circled the building from 6–10 a.m. 

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

Mayoral candidates lose steam without Rahm

Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke at the Portage Park Neighborhood Association-sponsored mayoral forum at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

Every mayoral candidate aside from incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared Feb. 16 at a forum held at the American Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. At the forum, sponsored by the Portage Park Nei...

Dorothy Tucker from CBS 2 levied audience questions for mayoral candidate Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at the National Association of Black Journalists-sponsored forum Feb. 11 at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

Mayoral candidates get candid about Chicago

February 16, 2015

With little more than a week before the election, the only thing Chicago’s mayoral candidates seem to agree on is that stripping Little League team Jackie Robinson West of their national title was a trav...

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti spoke to the Green Party of Chicago on Jan. 28. Party Chair Phil Huckleberry (directly behind Fioretti) said Fioretti has upheld the party’s core values while in office.

Green Party of Chicago endorses Bob Fioretti

February 2, 2015

The Green Party of Chicago officially endorsed mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, alderman of the 2nd ward, on Jan. 28.“I’m proud to stand here with the Green Party as a candidate who has been endorsed...

Liberian journalist speaks about genital mutilation

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Approximately two out of every three women in Liberia are subjected to genital mutilation, according to Mae Azango, a Liberian journalist who has written extensively about the issue.Azango spoke at a Nov. 29 event hosted by DePaul University Law School, where she discussed female genital mutilation, or cutting, as both a cultural rite of passage and a violation of human rights laws, especially in light of the United Nations...

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