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Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

February 21, 2019

Editor's Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s personal experience discussed during an on-campus event. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of ...

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

December 4, 2018

Twinkling lights, joyous sounds, tasty treats and even Santa Claus himself can be found aboard one of the famous CTA holiday transportation services.Most people do not know the CTA Allstate Holiday Trai...

CTA approves 2016 budget, restores cut bus routes

CTA approves 2016 budget, restores cut bus routes

November 23, 2015

Local groups advocating the return of certain axed Chicago Transit Authority bus routes declared victory Nov. 18 after the Transit Board approved its 2016 budget.The approved $1.48 billion budget was...

Chicago’s city clerk nominates Emanuel (AME) church for Nobel Peace Prize | The Columbia Chronicle

October 19, 2015

Sen. Donne Trotter (D-IL), Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. (21st Ward) and Board President of Thornton Township Frank Zuccarellli supported City Clerk Susana Mendoza’s nomination of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina, for a Nobel Peace Prize Oct. 13 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

Hold my meniscus, they called me frail

Hold my meniscus, they called me frail

March 2, 2015

How can two neighbors disappoint Chicago sports fans in two hours?Blackhawks star Patrick Kane got shoved into the boards Feb. 24, fracturing his left clavicle. His neighbor, Chicago Bulls point guard D...

CTA fare hikes cause unrest

By Kaley Fowler

December 3, 2012

Public transit customers may soon find themselves paying 16 to 75 percent more for bus and rail passes under the proposed 2013 Chicago Transit Authority budget.The budget, introduced Nov. 20, would increase the cost of transit passes in an effort to shave $50 million from the CTA’s $165 million deficit.“These changes put the ‘doomsday’ budgets of the past behind us,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool in a writt...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 3, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

Senate bill poses transportation consequences

By Contributing Writer

March 18, 2012

By Brandon Smith, contributing writerThe heads of the Chicago Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority have predicted dire consequences for public transportation if serious changes are not made to the House Transportation Bill that is currently stalled in Congress.Entire sections of the CTA’s bus and rail systems may face drastic spending cutbacks unless the bill H.R. 7, which would authorize funds for fe...

Paper Arrows hit target

By Sophia Coleman

December 5, 2011

Chicago indie rock band Paper Arrows has been on a rapid course to widespread fame since its members first met in winter 2007. With three full length albums out—Joe Goodkin, guitar and lead vocalist; Jay Moreno, bass and background vocals; Darien Garvey, drummer and producer; and recent addition, Drew Scalercio, on keyboard—the band has worked on developing a cohesive, marketable sound.The band’s authentic use of backg...

Soda got popped

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

Teenagers beware—drinking too many non-diet soft drinks may spark violent behavior.A study published on Oct. 24 in the journal “Injury Prevention”—titled “The ‘Twinkie Defense’: The relationship between carbonated non-diet soft drinks and violence perpetration among Boston high school students”—suggests that adolescents who drink more than five cans of non-diet soft drinks per week are more likely to carry a weapon...

On the way to Little Village

By Darryl Holliday

October 10, 2010

The Little Village community has been without a direct bus line to downtown for more than 10 years.The neighborhood’s No. 31 bus route was eliminated in 1997 when Congress slashed nationwide transit operation funds due to budget cuts.The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization hopes to change that. The organization first proposed a new route in 2008 after speaking withcommunity membersAccording to Michael Pitula, pub...

Ministry brings service to streets

By Darryl Holliday

October 4, 2010

A small crowd gathered at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Hazel Street before the bus pulled in. Some talked among themselves while others waited quietly and expectantly for The Night Ministry to arrive.The ministry’s health outreach mobile is more of a large camping trailer similar to the size of a tour bus. The inside is fitted with seats and compartment-like stations one might expect at a hospital. The medical room is stocked with supplies...

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