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Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

Street performers Devontay Wood (left) and Jordan Jones said it is their “passion” to play the bucket drums on State Street, one of the areas a proposed ban would bar them from playing. 

Street performers could be forced to new venues

February 27, 2017

The ability to perform music on the street means everything to George Banks, who may not be able to continue in light of an ordinance set to be voted on by City Council. Banks, a Chicago percussionis...

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor shows world it’s not the ‘Last You’ve Heard’

January 30, 2017

After its 2011 eponymous debut album and unique stance on stage-diving, acclaimed Californian four-piece Joyce Manor has been garnering the attention of the pop-punk community.Joyce Manor’s fourth studio al...

Kick @$$ Self-Defense class teaches safety tips | The Columbia Chronicle

October 24, 2016

The office of Campus Safety & Security and other organizations collaborated to present the “Kick @$$ Self-Defense” class at the Library in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building Oct. 20.The interactive worksho...

Mental Health Movement activists demanded Mayor Emanuel reopen six shuttered mental health clinics at a Feb. 23 City Hall demonstration.

Mental health advocates demand restoration of city clinics

February 29, 2016

Activists with the Mental Health Movement coalition held a demonstration outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office the morning of Feb. 23 demanding the reopening of the city’s six shuttered mental health clini...

Story Week is serious loss

Story Week is serious loss

December 14, 2015

What disappointing news! The end of Story Week, the institution that represented the best of Columbia and the most successful outreach program ever! My South Loop friends and neighbors attended...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Police Profiling: Transgender People

City Council approves new police profiling ordinance

January 26, 2015

The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 21 to expand Chicago’s preexisting ban on police profiling to include “gender identity” and “national origin,” a move aimed at protecting the city’s tra...

Astronauts' hearts take on spherical shape

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

April 14, 2014

According to recent findings, astronauts experiencing lengthy stays outside Earth’s gravity experience a change of heart—a shape shift to be exact.A March 29 study presented to the American College o...

Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

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