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J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case

‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case

October 25, 2019

The Chicago Machine, false confessions and even the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Elvis Presley—all played major roles in the real-life Chicago drama of the ‘50s: the unsolved  murder of the Grimes siste...

Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

Slight uptick in crime, underreporting possible

October 21, 2019

There was a slight increase in reports of rape, robbery, burglary and stalking on campus in 2018 according to the college’s latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, though Columbia’s number...

Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

April 26, 2019

An alleged carjacker was fatally shot early April 26 on Ida B. Wells Drive. The shooter, a 41-year-old male, said he was driving his 2015 BMW between Clark and LaSalle at approximately 3:15 a.m. when...

Columbia closes multiple programs

Columbia closes multiple programs

February 8, 2019

Dance Movement Therapy and Early Childhood Education programs are no longer going to be offered at the college beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, according to a Feb. 8 email to the Faculty Senate fr...

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

January 28, 2019

A new program that allows the police to scan license plates and digitally track their data, to help combat the city's high numbers of carjackings, has come under fire by nonprofit groups that are worr...

Muslim Student Association reinstated in hopes of creating community

Muslim Student Association reinstated in hopes of creating community

January 22, 2019

The Muslim Student Association is making a comeback on campus after being on hiatus since 2014. The desire to resurrect the organization came when junior fashion studies major Oula Yassine wanted to have a place for Muslims on campus. “It is an organization for Muslims a...

The EPitome of vinyl success

The EPitome of vinyl success

April 16, 2018

International Record Store Day offers vinyl aficionados an opportunity to salute those unique, beloved brick-and-mortar establishments immortalized in the day dreams of hipsters and fogies alike.The April 21 c...

Wearden to step down as provost in June 2019

By Ariana Portalatin, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden will be stepping down from his position in June 2019, according to an April 6 collegewide email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Wearden was appointed provost by Kim on Feb. 26, 2014, and began his role in June 2014 following a nationwide search and the position being filled on an interim basis for three years, as reported Feb. 28, 2014, by The Chronicle. Kim sta...

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

By Savannah Eadens

January 22, 2018

After a year littered with news headlines about Chicago’s gun violence, the city reported a 21.55 percent reduction in shootings for 2017 compared to 2016. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Depart...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

Chicago rolls out new state-of-the-art lighting system

Chicago rolls out new state-of-the-art lighting system

By Blaise Mesa

October 2, 2017

Chicago will shine brighter and see a different nighttime skyline due to the historic citywide streetlight initiativeMayor Rahm  Emanuel announced plans Sept. 19 to replace 270,000 streetlights with more energ...

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