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Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

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Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

February 9, 2015

Wrestling and theater have gone together since almost the beginning, whether wrestling fans want to admit it or not. Lights, pyrotechnics and theme songs often accompany wrestlers making dramatic entr...

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson spoke to supporters during a luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Willie Wilson speaks candidly at luncheon

February 9, 2015

In his thick Louisiana accent, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson addressed a small, mostly black crowd including many clergy on Feb. 5 at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave. He talked of the 2013 Chica...

Ridesharing App Companies Increasing Safety Protocols

ridesharing

By Sarah Martinson

February 2, 2015

Due to increased customer concerns after two Uber Chicago drivers were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting passengers, Uber is starting a new safety initiative to protect its riders.In recent mo...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

Mental Illness

Mental health care inadequate despite overwhelming need

December 8, 2014

Nearly one in five American adults experienced symptoms of mental illness in the last year, according to a 2013 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013 Nation...

New website to change the future of enrollment

The preliminary report shows increased use of the site overall. The length of time users spend on the site has increased from 2.7 minutes to 16.25 minutes. The bounce rate, a measure of how often a user decides to leave a site after only visiting one page, has improved by 23 percent and the average number of pages visited per session have also improved by 46 percent, according to an Oct. 31 statement from the college.

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Analytic reports of Columbia’s new website show an increase in the length of sessions by visitors, the number of pages viewed and inquiries from prospective students since its Sept. 10 launch.The prelim...

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

November 10, 2014

Microorganisms the human body comes into contact with play a role in determining the health of the immune system and whether or not people become sick. However, these organisms invisible to the naked ey...

Bipolar risk gene behavior revealed

Psychiatric risk gene, in detail

By Contributing Writer Abby Seitz

November 10, 2014

New research from Northwestern University may provide a better understanding of the biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases.In a study published Oct. 22 in the journal Cell, NU researchers used supe...

US health care system least affordable

Health Care

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 3, 2014

A recent survey shows that the U.S. health care system ranks last in terms of affordability and accessibility compared to health care systems of other developed nations.The survey, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fu...

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