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Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

July 3, 2018

Chicago's minimum wage increase July 1 could impact employees work hours while providing more income to those who need it.The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour following a December 2014 C...

Crime Rate Comparisons

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July 3, 2018

I could use some guidance. I just graduated from college with a degree in justice studies. At first, I planned to apply to law school, but I decided earlier this year that I’d rather get some relevant work experience in law enforcement first. I found some government jobs that relate to criminal profiling research, but I’m curious what that might entail. My former roommate said I could be doing things like crime rate compariso...

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

October 23, 2017

A Mississippi school board has taken away a valuable opportunity to learn about America’s racism from its students.The Biloxi School District pulled Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockin...

Minimum wage increase cannot be business-focused

April 25, 2016

On April 14, minimum wage workers in Chicago and nationwide gathered to advocate for a $15 minimum wage, as reported April 18 by The Chronicle. The Fight for 15 movement, as it is called, has gained traction throughout the labor movement, and states such as California and New York have adopted plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 over a number of years.Chicago’s minimum wage is set to increase from $10 to $10.50 on Jul...

Worldwide window views shatter foreign stigmas through video project

Worldwide window views shatter foreign stigmas through video project

February 29, 2016

Personal views can shape individual perspectives, but sharing those views might bring everyone new insights, British photographer Gillian Wearing said. Her latest visual art project showcases the colle...

US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

November 23, 2015

after three years of bargaining with the college, Columbia’s staff union still may not see cost-of-living raises in its upcoming contract, according to statements made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ...

High-fructose diets leaves mice absent-minded

High-fructose diets leaves mice absent-minded

October 27, 2014

In a Barnes maze, under a bright overhead light, rats make their way around a surface resembling a round dining table ringed with holes—each one a potential “escape box”—and use cues to search...

Cost of living cuts Illinois too deep

May 12, 2014

Illinois is often the butt of jokes about government corruption and terrible weather, yet it is still the fifth most populous state in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, that may change, considering that an April 30 Gallup poll found 50 percent of Illinois residents would move if they could, and 19 percent of current residents have plans to leave the state within the next year.The most common reasons for ...

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