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Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

September 15, 2019

Language defines our values as a society. By utilizing inclusive and accurate words, news organizations can use their weight to shift cultural norms and acceptance in a climate growing more polarize...

‘Herstory’ is made: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as mayor of Chicago

May 20, 2019

A new era in Chicago has begun with the swearing in of three women to the most powerful political positions in the city, with all eyes on Mayor Lori Lightfoot—the city’s first black, female, LGBTQ ma...

Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

May 17, 2019

Former Columbia internship and career advisor Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez will be sworn into office May 20 as alderman for the 33rd Ward, becoming the sixth Democratic Socialist to join the City Counci...

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

April 15, 2019

Updated 5/3/2019 4:18 p.m.: Ald. Deb Bell (33rd Ward) conceded to Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez April 27 in one of the closest aldermanic races of 2019. Rodríguez-Sánchez will be sworn in with other ...

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

OPINION: Fewer aldermen means lack of representation

February 3, 2019

Chicago has long been viewed as a center of political corruption. Now, federal extortion charges against longtime Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and the subsequent fallout impacting other politicians has ren...

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

April 30, 2018

Chicago tobacco stores will soon have to post additional health information signage after City Council agreed the measure was necessary to increase awareness of products’ health risks.City Council unanimo...

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

Experts say Emanuel’s  housing funds fall short

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

City unveils stricter license to combat opioid addictions

City unveils stricter license to combat opioid addictions

By Metro Reporter

November 28, 2016

The City of Chicago is increasing efforts to protect the community from opioid and heroin addiction and related deaths by requiring pharmaceutical representatives to be licensed by the city and be subjec...

Ticket grace period request speeds through process

Ticket grace period request speeds through process

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

Drivers who received tickets from red light cameras between March 23 and May 14 will receive a second opportunity to either pay or challenge ticket violations.Motorists who receive these notices will have ...

Students use Facebook to voice college concerns

Students use Facebook to voice college concerns

By Managing Editor

June 10, 2016

Following the news of multiple staff layoffs at the college, a new Facebook group of concerned students, alumni and faculty titled “Columbia is Falling! Revolution is Beginning!” went live June 1....

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