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EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot met with hope and apprehension

April 11, 2019

Lori Lightfoot won the April 2 mayoral runoff in a landslide, becoming Chicago’s first openly-gay and first black female mayor. Winning in Chicago has made Lightfoot one of the most prominent politicians...

Advice About AML

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April 6, 2018

I could use some guidance. I’m taking an honors international law and policy course this year, and it’s exceedingly hard. The class writes short papers every week, and a handful of students are chosen to present their findings together. I was one of three randomly selected to present this coming week, which is why we need some help. The topic we’re supposed to discuss is money laundering in the digital age. The history isn...

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

April 2, 2018

With the race for Chicago mayor a little less than a year away, some candidates have started rolling out ads announcing their candidacy—as well as attacking their opponents. In the past few weeks, seve...

Welcome Blanket reimagines Trump’s border wall with yarn

Welcome Blanket reimagines Trump’s border wall with yarn

September 25, 2017

Imagine a length of yarn that could stretch all the way across the U.S.-Mexico border.Instead of covering the approximately 3,500,640 yards with the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump, the Welcome Blanket p...

Emanuel:  ‘Chicago’s future is at stake’

Emanuel: ‘Chicago’s future is at stake’

September 26, 2016

Crime prevention, gun violence, economic opportunities and rebuilding relationships between the community and the Chicago Police Department were covered in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Sept. 22 “Public Safety Addr...

Chicago Teachers Union Protests in Loop amid budget cuts | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

With the Feb. 2 announcement by Gov. Bruce Rauner of a possible state takeover of Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union’s ongoing feud with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTU and CPS students ral...

Student representatives hold value in committees

Student representatives hold value in committees

December 14, 2015

They may not always attend meetings but student representatives are actively participating in the recently formed Strategic Planning Committees, which also include administrators, department chairs, full...

Occupy needs students

By Editorial Board

October 17, 2011

For weeks now, the Occupy movement has gained momentum, media attention and, of course, scrutiny. What began as a small ragtag group protesting Wall Street greed in downtown Manhattan has erupted into a national phenomenon, with participants voicing anger about the many wars America is fighting, the sour economy and even Palestinian repression. A sister movement called Occupy Colleges encouraged students to walk out of their classes...

Emanuel: Off with the head tax

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new plan at the City Council meeting on Oct. 5 that would help eliminate the Chicago Employer’s Expense Tax—also known as the city’s “head tax”—which prevents many medium and small businesses from starting and growing.The proposal would accommodate a pledge Emanuel made during his mayoral campaign that would rid Chicago of a tax that requires businesses to pay an additional $4 a year...

Chicago’s next mayor should work from inside out

By Editorial Board

September 20, 2010

Amidst the city and state’s ever-increasing reputation for political corruption, Mayor Richard Daley’s plummeting approval ratings and his wife’s poor health, it isn’t a surprise that Daley recently announced he is stepping down. Nonetheless, the announcement was a shock.It is time for a fresh face. Chicago needs a mayor and city council who work from the inside out, rather than putting the city’s national and int...

After Daley’s departure, establishing legacy will take time

By Samuel Charles

September 20, 2010

Aside from a 13-year intermission headlined by Jane Byrne and Harold Washington, the Daley family has starred in Chicago’sshow since 1955.Richard M. Daley, like his father Richard J., is a native of Bridgeport. The Chicago neighborhood is a blue-collar enclave on the South Side that has managed to retain its identity while surrounding areas have changed. There is a mentality one picks up from being a lifelong South Sider. Th...

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