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Midterm election: everything you need to know

Midterm election: everything you need to know

October 29, 2018

After months of campaigning during the most expensive midterm in U.S. election history—with more than $1 billion spent—voters will soon head to the polls, some for the first time.Joyce Williams, dir...

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

October 29, 2018

Eight days after the C-Fac union and OurColumbia coalition called for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation, the Board of Trustees extended his contract through the 2023–2024 academic year. ...

Candidates eye Congressional seat a month before midterms

By Blaise Mesa

October 9, 2018

Only a month away from the midterm elections, candidates for the 7th Congressional District prepare for the final vote.Incumbent Danny Davis was first elected as a Congressmen in the 7th District in 1996, and has been re-elected 10 times. He is opposed by Craig Cameron, the Republican candidate.The 7th Congressional District reaches as far west as Bellwood, as south as West Englewood and as north as the Loop and Magnificent Mile.Davis ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves future uncertain

By Editorial Board

October 28, 2012

Early voting in Illinois began Oct. 22, which means U.S. House Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2nd) has secured a spot on the ballot regardless of whether he will be able to perform his duties if re-elected.Jackson was on medical leave this summer and received treatment for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. On July 28, about 7 weeks into his leave, his staff finally released a statement detailing his whereabouts a...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Flood victims remain in need of aid

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

Despite nearly $300 million in federal aid, some Chicago residents are still in need of relief after floods turned parts of the city’s West Side into an official disaster area during the summer.Nearly a month after a state of emergency was declared in suburban Westchester, Ill., a declaration from President Barack Obama on Aug. 19 made federal funding for recovery efforts available to residents in Cook, Carroll, DuPage, Jo...

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