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Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

May 17, 2019

Former Columbia internship and career advisor Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez will be sworn into office May 20 as alderman for the 33rd Ward, becoming the sixth Democratic Socialist to join the City Counci...

Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

April 26, 2019

An alleged carjacker was fatally shot early April 26 on Ida B. Wells Drive. The shooter, a 41-year-old male, said he was driving his 2015 BMW between Clark and LaSalle at approximately 3:15 a.m. when...

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

April 15, 2019

Updated 5/3/2019 4:18 p.m.: Ald. Deb Bell (33rd Ward) conceded to Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez April 27 in one of the closest aldermanic races of 2019. Rodríguez-Sánchez will be sworn in with other ...

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

April 5, 2019

While it may be short-lived, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is enjoying a political honeymoon after a landslide victory over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making Chicago the first major U.S. c...

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot to be first black female mayor

April 2, 2019

In a landslide victory, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will become the first black female and openly gay mayor of Chicago. “I’m here because my personal and professional experiences...

SATIRE: Blaise Mesa’s lost ‘MTV Cribs’ audition tape

April 1, 2019

Long before his time at The Chronicle, Managing Editor Blaise Mesa attempted to earn his rise to spotlight on "MTV Cribs." While we will never know what could have been, The Chronicle scoured its countless...

SATIRE: Columbia resident gives tour of his new tent

April 1, 2019

Due to a shortage of housing, Columbia now allows students to live in the Graffiti Room in The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St. In order to reduce costs, the residents live in tents.

SATIRE: Chronicle Investigation: 33 E. Ida B. Wells couch missing

SATIRE: Chronicle Investigation: 33 E. Ida B. Wells couch missing

April 1, 2019

The couch in the second-floor women's bathroom of the 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive Building is missing. Yes, it is true: the musty, stained furniture is gone. But two important questions remain: Where is the co...

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

March 22, 2019

Toni Preckwinkle wants to continue delivering progressive change to Chicagoans, if elected mayor in the April 2 runoff. Preckwinkle said she pushed to revamp ailing communites during her 28 years in civi...

Chicago youth advocate for change during global Youth Climate Strike

Chicago youth advocate for change during global Youth Climate Strike

March 22, 2019

Chicago area high school students added their voices to the worldwide protest against Climate Change recently, crowding downtown's Federal Plaza as part of the global Youth Climate Strike. At the plaza, in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building, ...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Filed under Metro

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...

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

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...

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