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Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

October 24, 2019

In a show of force seven days after Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike, teachers and Chicago Public Schools staff who had been picketing in front of schools across the city descended on City...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Chicago’s Labor Day Legacy

September 5, 2018

The Chronicle takes to the streets to test Chicagoans' knowledge of their city's history with labor day. While reporting information regarding strikes on the South Side in 1893 helped create the insti...

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

March 26, 2018

Columbia students pass by historic landmarks on campus every day. Included are some of the buildings and sites in the South Loop that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as...

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

March 12, 2018

Throughout life, we are often told to forget about the past and only look forward. But in the world of politics, previous policies, agendas, successes and failures of elected officials are embedded in voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  The Illinois primary is Marc...

Food box could take food off tables for SNAP beneficiaries

Food box could take food off tables for SNAP beneficiaries

By Blaise Mesa

February 26, 2018

Food assistance program beneficiaries may soon be receiving boxes of food and a reduced ability to make purchases themselves because of a budget proposal that could be detrimental to their health, accord...

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

October 20, 2017

New investments in law enforcement, job creation, public safety projects and education were highlighted in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 Budget Address at City Hall Oct. 18.Emanuel described the $114.2 mil...

Chicagoland farms tap pop culture for corn maze designs

Chicagoland farms tap pop culture for corn maze designs

October 16, 2017

Vying for consumer attention, Chicagoland farms and orchards are getting more elaborate in their corn maze designs, drawing on pop culture with sports, film and even video game references to draw in t...

Student center vision debuted

Student center vision debuted

May 8, 2017

An official look at Columbia’s $50 million student center was released May 2, showing the designs for the five-story, 114,000-square-foot building that was created based on student feedback. ...

State program to provide vets  with child care

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

Alumnus short film gains international recognition

Alumnus short film gains international recognition

February 27, 2017

An alumnus’ short film was recently awarded the 2016 Diamond Award for the Student Film Competition at the California Film Awards and is scheduled to premiere in several film festivals throughout the rest of the year. Jay Españo’s 17-minute short film, titled “Mahal,” tel...

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