The Columbia Chronicle

City holds fourth annual Chicago Ideas Week

By Assistant Metro Editor

October 13, 2014

CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK, an annual conference that brings leaders together to inspire conversation about issues affecting the city and world, is being held Oct. 13–19. CIW is one of the world’s most accessible ideas conferences, with more than 160 events set to take place throughout Chicago according to Brianna Huy, the director of media relations for CIW. The event maximizes the public’s opportunity to participate in ...

Change policies with climate

By Contributing Writer

March 3, 2014

All winter, the Midwest and Eastern regions have faced glacial winter storms named after terrifying mythological Greek characters. The average temperature for Chicago this winter will likely be around 16–18 degrees, making it the third-coldest winter since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service.The miserable winter weather must mean that climate change isn’t real, right? Wrong. On behalf of every brea...

Farmworkers protest Cultivate Fest

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) staged a protest at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. The CIW is a Florida farmworker organization that developed the Fair Food Program, a partnership between farmworkers, tomato growers, and ten leading food corporations--Chipotle has not signed to be a part of the program.At the protest, the CIW and their allies criticized Chipotle, saying the c...

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