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“The Chicago Coloring Book: Iconic Landmarks and Hidden Gems” designed by Chris Arnold, an associate professor in the Design Department, became available this month in stores and online.

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

November 28, 2016

A Columbia faculty member's new adult coloring book was designed to bring Chicago's historic architecture and landmarks to life by venturing into a new art form. Chris Arnold, an associate professor in the Design Department, began creating “The Chicago Coloring Book: Iconic Landm...

Protesters hosted a meeting Nov. 15  at the Mexico-U.S. Solidarity Network’s building, 3460 W. Lawrence Ave., to discuss the plans to speak out against  the policies of President-elect Donald Trump.

Anti-Trump demonstrators organize ‘mass meeting’

November 21, 2016

Since Donald Trump was elected president Nov. 8, protests have been taking place all across the country. In Chicago, one Facebook group held a “mass meeting” to discuss what the next plan of action entail...

CPS should offer more meaningful solution to budget crisis

September 19, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union is threatening to strike in October, which would be the fourth time it has done so since 2012 although this year, the key issue is restoring funds to the schools, not raising teachers’ salaries.Chicago Public Schools is calling a strike unnecessary and unlikely and has shown it is willing to compromise by offering the union a raise, but CTU is insisting that the continuous decrease in school funds...

Jill Stein discussed her presidential platforms in her hometown of Chicago during a Sept. 7 rally.

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

CTU President Karen Lewis goes all in with Day of Action | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and other leaders around Chicago conducted a citywide protest and rallied citizens and teachers to fight for funds and freedom against Chicago politics Apr...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

State takeover will not fix CPS

February 1, 2016

On Jan. 20, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, proposed a state takeover plan for Chicago Public Schools, according to a Jan. 20 Chicago Sun-Times article. The proposed takeover plan includes replacing the current mayor-appointed school board, weakening the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining power and allowing CPS to file...

Angie McMahon, executive director at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., said if the “50 Shades of Grey in 50 Minutes” show does well, it might return after the second run of “Porn Minus Porn.”

New comedy show gives ‘Fifty Shades’ a cold shower

November 23, 2015

Comedy lovers can witness a live retelling of “Fifty Shades of Grey” sans the sex scenes at Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., as a holiday spin-off of the theater’s popular show “Porn Min...

‘50 Shots’ exhibit questions racial stereotypes

Photographer Imani Amos gathered 50 black male friends and took mug shots of them to draw attention to prejudice and racial stereotypes they experience in Chicago.

By Katlyn Tolly

April 13, 2015

Freelance graphic designer and photographer Imani Amos uses the power of art to question prejudice in Chicago by focusing on racial stereotypes and profiling in her photo exhibit “50 Shots: Humanizing...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are being catapulted into six more weeks of campaigning after the Feb. 24 election resulted in a runoff set for April 7, the first since the city switched from the partisan primary system in 1995. Emanuel earned 45.4 percent of the vote and Garcia earned 33.9 percent. Both candidates face harrowing challenges. Garcia must establish himself as more than “the neighborhood guy,” but as a leader who can run a city plagued by chronic problems. Emanuel fights against a record marked with school closings, teacher strikes and city violence.

Emanuel, Garcia thrust into April runoff

March 2, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, after failing to get a majority of the votes needed for a Feb. 24 reelection.The two are now propelled ...

Chuy Garcia pushes runoff | The Columbia Chronicle

March 2, 2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will continue his mayoral campaign as incumbent Rahm Emanuel did not manage to get 50 percent of the votes. This is the first mayoral runoff in Chicago's history, and voters will take...

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

Athlete Profile: Max Schneider

February 3, 2014

Max Schneider is a three-time Illinois State Finals placer and two time wrestling champion. He was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the 152-pound weight class when he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep...

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