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Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Daniel Biss is the governor Illinois needs

Gubernatorial endorsement: Daniel Biss is the governor Illinois needs

March 12, 2018

With the March 20 gubernatorial primary elections nearing, The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate Daniel Biss for Illinois governor. Biss received approximately 87 percent of the staff...

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

March 5, 2018

The race for Illinois governor has become a crowded and heated contest. The eight-candidate field to claim the Republican or Democratic ticket has triggered a plethora of attack ads—not just between...

Civic entrepreneur Ra Joy, running mate of Chris Kennedy, said Illlinois' current local-property-tax system robs students of desperately needed resources. 

Lieutenant governor candidates find consensus on higher education

February 19, 2018

Greater resources allocated to public universities, funding safeguards for Monetary Award Program grants and more pathways toward educational success with new revenue sources were all shared goals of c...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has targeted Democratic primary candidate J.B. Pritzker with multiple ads associating him with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

February 12, 2018

With eight registered candidates vying for Illinois governor in the March 20 primary, a plethora of attack ads have flooded the state’s media, which may leave a sour taste in voters and steer them a...

Student forum discusses possible program merger

Student forum discusses possible program merger

September 25, 2017

Students and faculty were able to comment on a possible merger between the advertising and advertising art direction majors under the Communication Department during a Sept. 18 open forum held for Columbia students to receive information. Invitations were sent out via email to st...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

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