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Hidden holiday  guide to Chicago

Hidden holiday guide to Chicago

November 28, 2019

Chicagoans who have faced countless harsh winters here in the metropolis of the Midwest may see the run-of-the-mill holiday celebrations of the city to be less than stimulating. Christkindlmarket, the Linco...

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

October 29, 2018

Chicago native Rodney “HotRod” Washington has a voice the  windy city is familiar with. He is a radio personality at Chicago’s Power 92.3 WPWX and the home DJ for University of Notre Dame’s foo...

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

March for life vs. March for Lies | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

Two organized marches regarding abortion started in front of Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., on Jan 17.  March for Life, a Washington D.C. based organization, is the largest gathering of pro-life supp...

More crisis counseling needed in Chicago schools

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Traumatic events like divorce or the death of a relative can disrupt a child’s behavior, schoolwork and attention span, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Research also suggests trauma is particularly prevalent among students living on Chicago’s South and West sides, which are plagued by gun and gang violence. A 2007 study by Dexter Voisin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, sur...

Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines

By METRO REPORTER

November 30, 2015

The drive to gain support for a host of transportation projects that include a CTA Lime Line linking the Blue Line’s O’Hare Airport station to the Orange Line’s Midway Airport stop has attracted at least 2,500 signatures on a petition, but still has significant financial and political hurdles to overcome, according to the two advocacy groups that are its primary sponsors.In April 2014, the Center for Neighborhood Tec...

Disability Summit sets sights on workplace inclusion

Disability Summit sets sights on workplace inclusion

November 23, 2015

A partnership between the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation and ADA 25 spawned the city’s first Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit, held Nov. 16–17 at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Buil...

Fast food workers strike for $15 an hour

November 16, 2015

Fast food workers across America rallied together to protest for a $15 hourly minimum wage. Chicago’s protestors decided to strike at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Nov. 10.  During...

South Loop development must not displace students

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

The Museum Campus, Grant Park and Soldier Field have long attracted tourists. However, some developers would like to see the visitors extend their stays as temporary or permanent residents. In recent months, several large hotels and high-rise apartment buildings have been proposed for development in the city’s South Loop. Many of the projects have the potential to alter Chicago’s skyline, with proposals ranging from t...

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

November 9, 2015

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, became the second Columbia grad to be featured on NBC’s “The Voice” this season when she performed a cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” before being eliminat...

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

October 26, 2015

Metra announced at an Oct. 15 board meeting that its fares would increase by 2 percent in February—significantly less than the previously proposed 5 percent hike by the company.The agency cut costs else...

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