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Review: Flicker by Niall Horan

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By Lauren Carlton

October 30, 2017

Former One Direction member Niall Horan released his first solo album, Flicker, Oct. 20, and it’s clear he’s taken a step away from his boy-band-pop roots and embraced a singer/songwriter vibe. Whi...

Food deserts still plague South Side neighborhoods

Showtime’s “The Chi” created this convenience store for a set, then threw away all the food used as props in North Lawndale—one of Chicago’s worst  food deserts.

By Savannah Eadens

October 30, 2017

When Showtime’s “The Chi” wrapped filming at a convenience store set in North Lawndale, a dumpster’s worth of food and household supplies was left behind, shining a spotlight on the neighborhood...

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

October 23, 2017

After the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the nation’s southern coasts, Mary Craighead, transportation policy analyst at the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, said she saw a need ...

Words participants use to describe the healthcare system are displayed in the “Take Care” exhibit at the Weinberg/Newton Art Gallery, 300 W. Superior St.

Breast cancer exhibit wants you to ‘Take Care’

September 18, 2017

Inside a gallery, a large installation hangs as a tribute to a mother and hospice worker fighting for quality healthcare.Known for its exhibitions and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, the Weinberg/Newton Art Galle...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

Where there is Smoke— book gives voice to domestic violence victims

“Decisions” By Chantelle Branch gives voice to victims of domestic violence releasing Sept. 12. 

By Kendrah Villiesse

September 11, 2017

“Decisions,” a novel by Chantelle Branch that explores the struggles of being trapped in an abusive relationship, is having a book release party on its publishing date, Sept. 12 at City Lights, 6425 W. G...

The Mark Vend. Co. vending machines in Columbia buildings have QR codes and a telephone number to send in snack suggestions.  

Sugar tax, vending machines influence student diets

September 11, 2017

Columbia Students returned to school to find limited healthy options in vending machines and a new Cook County sugar tax. Farmer’s Fridge—a vending machine company that provided healthy options such as sandwiches and salads for students in Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. an...

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

May 8, 2017

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has drafted legislation to create an additional layer of investigations in fatal, officer-involved shootings.Foxx, along with the help of state lawmakers in the...

Sports Boyfriend, a pop-electronic project, will perform at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. on Feb. 13.

Sports Boyfriend brings fresh face to pop

February 6, 2017

Eileen Peltier, a 2016 economics and art history alumna from DePaul University, started her music project as a joke, thinking "Sports Boyfriend" would be a funny band name.Since January 2016, the proj...

O’Hare workers protest for $15/ hour, union rights | The Columbia Chronicle

December 5, 2016

O’Hare workers gathered outside the airport Nov. 29 to fight for union rights as well as a raise to $15 an hour in conjunction with the Fight for 15 movement. Workers said they waited until after Thank...

Chicago will increase efforts to fight heroin addiction, according to an Oct. 6 city press release.

Chicago proposes new efforts to combat heroin addiction

October 17, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed expanding programs and funding to address heroin addiction, in response to an Oct. 6 report from the Chicago-Cook County Task Force on Heroin. The Task Force report included ...

Beauty Bar, a small venue in Chicago, painted the words

‘Fine art’ definition looms over court case

September 6, 2016

Two small Chicago venues are trapped in a legal battle that has ignited a debate about the definition of “fine art,” and the resolution will determine whether the owners owe years of taxes.  The Cook ...

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