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Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

May 9, 2019

About 50 Chicago-area ride-share drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies picketed outside of City Hall demanding higher wages, better security for drivers and more efficient communication from their bosse...

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

March 16, 2018

Women are thriving.With the accomplishments of women in 2017 and so far this year, there was much to celebrate on U.N.-recognized International Women’s Day March 8 and more to look forward to. While the li...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

Historic Johnson Publishing building sold, Plymouth to follow

November 28, 2017

Formerly home to Ebony and Jet magazines before being purchased by Columbia in 2010, the Johnson Publishing Building has been sold to 3L Real Estate, a Rosemont-based group that mainly handles mul...

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

September 11, 2017

Several students are out of jobs they thought they had lined up for the Fall 2017 Semester. As reported on the Front Page, three of Columbia’s Open Labs have closed unexpectedly, leaving some student...

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 ...

Roller derby girls jam back to the top

Roller derby girls jam back to the top

April 22, 2016

The other girls were playing with Barbies and doing dress up, but Kristy Gregory was trying to outrun the boys on the school playground. Sometimes she would take them on in arm wrestling and sometimes won....

Alderman to Chicago: ‘Death or taxes’

Alderman to Chicago: ‘Death or taxes’

By Jordan Watkins

November 2, 2015

Paychecks in Chicago won’t go quite as far after Jan. 1 following the City Council’s Oct. 28 approval of more than $755 million in new taxes and fees.The council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2016 sp...

South Loop crawls with creativity during WAC

South Loop crawls with creativity during WAC

October 26, 2015

The third annual Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl took to the streets of the South Loop and Columbia’s campus Oct. 23 to showcase more than 200 artists, musicians, theatrical performers and dancers during m...

Chicago’s city clerk nominates Emanuel (AME) church for Nobel Peace Prize | The Columbia Chronicle

October 19, 2015

Sen. Donne Trotter (D-IL), Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. (21st Ward) and Board President of Thornton Township Frank Zuccarellli supported City Clerk Susana Mendoza’s nomination of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina, for a Nobel Peace Prize Oct. 13 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Taxi drivers protest UberX

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

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