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Heaven developed a partnership with the History Museum to allow Columbia College's students to learn more about Chicago's history through free admissions.

Chicago History Museum free for Columbia students

October 3, 2019

Thirty mannequins standing tall are dressed in silk and feathered Hollywood couture. More than 300 objects representing Chicago’s role in design during the Great Depression are displayed in glass cases. And o...

The classic silhouettes and cuts of the ‘30s and ‘40s can still be seen in many fashion designs today.

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

April 12, 2019

Even in black and white, old Hollywood films showcased garments’ lush textures, detailed cuts and simple silhouettes—the hallmarks of  ‘30s and ‘40s fashion. The Chicago History Museum,...

The Garden of the Dead Walking Tour has run for the past 10 years and is led by Pamela Bannos. It starts at the Chicago History Museum and walks past the Couch Tomb and Lincoln Monument. 

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

October 22, 2018

Grab your flashlight and prepare to walk through history as the Garden of the Dead Walking Tour sheds light on a time when Lincoln Park was Chicago’s only graveyard.The tour is hosted by the Chicago Hist...

One-night stand oatmeal

One-night stand oatmeal

February 10, 2014

One-night stands are a beautiful, simple thing and are even better when food is involved. Enter one-night stand oatmeal, your new post-singular-night-of-sexy-time breakfast option. Do away with those m...

Chicago festival aimed at doodlers of all ages

By Alex Stedman

October 1, 2012

For many, drawing is the most natural artistic endeavor. It requires only a pen and paper, and it’s not hard to find both children and adults doodling wherever they go. However, with the chaos of day-to-day life and school art programs facing budget cuts, it may be easy to forget about drawing. Enter The Big Draw Chicago, a 30-day drawing festival in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month in October.Though this is Chicago’s ...

City to implement new overseas tourism markets

By Chris Loeber

April 23, 2012

Amid monetary woes and the ongoing endeavor to balance the city’s budget, Chicago plans to generate additional revenue by tapping new international tourism markets.At an April 5 meeting with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 2013 openings of Chicago-focused tourism offices in Brazil, Japan and Germany.“Chicago is a global city with worldwide appeal, and I am committed to ensur...

175 ways to love chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

March 5, 2012

By Monica ReidaContributing WriterChicago celebrated its 175th birthday March 4 by throwing itself a bash at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., complete with local luminaries, live music and actors dressed as famous Chicagoans. But in many ways, the month-long pre-party was every bit as engrossing as the main event.In February, the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture asked 35 Chicagoans to list their five fav...

Golden Gophers get the best of the Lady Wildcats

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

Northwester University forward Kendall Hackney and guard Morgan Jones led the charge in the second half for the Wildcats, but it was not enough to keep the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from achieving their first road victory of the season Jan. 5, 68-60.The Wildcats cut the lead down to three with less than a minute remaining in regulation in their conference home opener followed by Golden Gophers guard Rachel Banham exe...

Fashion Focus Chicago Returns

By Brian Dukerschein

October 17, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Chicago’s fashion week.Fashion Focus Chicago returns for its seventh year on Oct. 17 to showcase the local fashion industry with a long list of designer runway and trunk shows, shopping parties and industry events.This year’s highlights are an eco-fashion show in Millennium Park, a masquerade ball featuring Chicago’s most envelope-pushing designers and a new exhibition celebrating the work of...

Chicago Public Schools face future financial issues

By Editorial Board

September 6, 2011

The Chicago School Board recently approved a nearly $6 billion budget for2012 that closes the current revenue gap but does not plan for the $860 million deficit Chicago Public Schools officials expect by 2014.The new budget promises $100 million in not-yet-determined administrative cuts, which is a good place to start. But officials need to maintain transparency with the public about when and in what form these cuts will com...

Pub crawls tell tales of past

By Brianna Wellen

March 14, 2011

Embedded in the bar of Harrigan’s, 2816 N. Halsted St., are 4,000 Irish pennies collected as a last memento from before the Euro became universal European currency. The name of the bar references a famous Irish limerick, connecting Chicago’s Irish community back to its roots. The stories told by the tavern’s workers and patrons give a glimpse into little-known history hidden in the center of some of Chicago’s most...

College Council prepares for smaller role

By Shardae Smith

March 7, 2011

Meeting for the second time during the spring 2011 semester, faculty, staff and student representatives discusses important Columbia issues during the monthly College Council meeting held at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on March 4.Topics of discussion included student enrollment updates, a new policy regarding students’ academic standing from Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly, MAP grant errors and the co...

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