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The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Tiny Boots, announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, will give free child care to Illinois veterans attending counseling, medical appointments or job interviews through a partnership with the YWCA.

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...

2016 cinema art and science alumnus Jay Españo wrote and directed short film “Mahal” that will be featured in upcoming film festivals around the world. 

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...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave the 2017 Infrastructure Address at the Laborers Training Center at 5700 W Homer Street on Jan. 9 promising job creation and investments in transportation.

Emanuel: ‘Let’s get to work’

February 13, 2017

“A future that works for all of us and is even brighter than our past” were the closing words and summary of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2017 Infrastructure Address Feb. 9.On the five-year anniversary of...

Toying with the family business

Toying with the  family business

By Zoë Eitel

February 13, 2017

Growing up, Chad Braverman had no idea what his father did for a living. He was a teen when he found out the family business was sex—specifically sex toys. After refurbishing a rubber company, Braverma...

Senate president: 'Failure is not an option'

Senate president: ‘Failure is not an option’

February 7, 2017

While lawmakers in Springfield continue to be in a state budget deadlock, women’s health care is threatened, homeless teens and domestic violence survivors are left in the cold, Universities and communit...

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

Depression is not an acceptable side effect of safe sex

By Opinions Editor

October 17, 2016

Scientists involved in a recent Danish study on hormonal birth control are urging doctors to be more judicious in their prescription choices, especially if their clients have a history of mental illness a...

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Democrats agreed to provide emergency funding for various state colleges and universities as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Program. It has yet to be known how the MAP funding will affect Columbia.

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

Higher education caught in the crossfire

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

April 4, 2016

Darren Martin knew he wanted to attend school at Chicago State University because it was the place he spent his summers at 13 years old. Martin came from a single-parent home and, to keep him away from...

Uptown residents: new apartments will gentrify neighborhood

This 381 residential unit building was proposed to be built at 4400 N. Clarendon Ave. with approximately 31,000 square feet of commercial space. 

By metro editor

February 16, 2016

Preliminary approval for zoning and financial assistance for a mixed-income apartment complex has sparked protests from residents in the Uptown neighborhood who cite a lack of housing and assistance for t...

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