The Columbia Chronicle

Free rides should end

By Brianna Wellen

October 17, 2011

Columbia as private college, doesn’t always reap the same rewards as state-funded institutions. In my college selection process, I considered state schools that were, in some cases, cheaper to attend and offered more scholarships overall, lowering the cost of education even further. For some, ongoing state support to public universities eliminates the private  school option.One such program, the Illinois General Assembly Le...

Chicago Marathon has repeat champions

By Etheria Modacure

October 18, 2010

Two elite athletes who won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2009 returned to claim victory in this year’s race. The marathon featured more than 39,000 athletes who ran 26.2 miles throughout the city, with temperatures reaching above 80 degrees on Oct. 10.The Chicago Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, which consists of six marathons’ in which elite athletes  compete to win a collective $1 million.Th...

The ghost of Chicago’s past

By Darryl Holliday

September 7, 2010

Odds are that from the roof of the tallest building in the United States—Chicago’s Willis Tower—several structures with the famous architectural mark of Daniel Burnham can be spotted.The man who co-authored the 1909 “Plan of Chicago”—a plan that figures largely in the development of modern city planning—continues to influence the city of Chicago to this day through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Plannin...

Burnham’s plan for Chicago lives on today

By Lauren Kelly

September 13, 2009

This year marks the centennial anniversary of one of the most influential publications in Chicago history—Plan of Chicago, a city planning proposal by Daniel Burnham, co-authored by Edward H. Bennett.In celebration of the anniversary, the Chicago Public Library chose Carl Smith’s biography of Burnham and his famous plan as the new “One Book, One Chicago” selection and is hosting events and panel discussions surrou...

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