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Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Demonstrators converge outside Terminal 5 of O'Hare International Airport, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Chicago, as people protest President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the United States by citizens of several countries. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Trump’s ban causes ‘fear and chaos’

February 6, 2017

While the ban on admitting citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to the U.S. came as a shock to Aymen Abdel Halim, his organization, Council of  Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, had alre...

Chicago growing as tourism destination

Chicago growing as tourism destination

October 24, 2016

Chicago was named the second greatest city in the nation to visit by Conde Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Oct. 17. The award followed an Oct. 9 press release from Mayor Rahm Ema...

Chicago 350 founder Melissa Brice speaks at “Raptivate!,” the first event of the Chicago Climate Festival on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus.

Chicago kicks off first Climate Festival

October 10, 2016

The month-long Chicago Climate Festival held its inaugural event, “Raptivate!,” on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, 1110 W. Belden Ave.Christine Skolnik, founder of the festival, said she...

CTA increases service on Far South Side

CTA increases service on Far South Side

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

More frequent bus routes have come to Chicago’s Far South Side neighborhoods, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the mayor’s office announcing six bus routes that have started offering more rel...

Erik J. Friedman, officially appointed as the Associate Dean of Career Development and Industry Relations for Columbia’s Career Center on Sept. 7, will be responsible for establishing the new center’s goals for helping students.

New director to lead Career Center, students toward success

September 12, 2016

Erik J. Friedman was appointed as associate dean of Career Development and Industry Relations as Columbia’s Career Center enters its inaugural semester, according to a Sept. 7 email from Vice Presi...

Scholarship group says thank you

Scholarship group says thank you

May 9, 2016

Thank you, The Columbia Chronicle, for covering the Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) Acoustic Showcase! And thank you, Columbia College Chicago faculty, staff and friends for suppo...

The cast of “Everybody Wants Some!!” attended a screening of its film during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The Paramount Theatre March 11 in Austin, Texas. 

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ brings party to Chicago

March 28, 2016

The upcoming film “Everybody Wants Some!!,” conceived by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Richard Linklater, was shown to a near-capacity audience March 15 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 ...

Dozens of students gathered at the Thompson Center at a Feb. 16 rally to protest the state of Illinois’ lack of funding for the Monetary Award Program grants.

Columbia’s MAP support plans pending

February 29, 2016

Columbia has remained silent while nearby competitor DePaul University has announced plans to cover students’ Monetary Award Program grants for the Fall 2016 Semester amid the state budget stalemate.Co...


Transformative Tattoos—using body art to heal mental and physical scars

February 15, 2016

Each piece of body art has a backstory. It may have been the result of a desire to get a matching tattoo with a childhood friend or the product of an impulsive decision.Increasingly, women are using ta...

A group of DePaul University students are working to inform the public through a super-PAC.

DePaul students raise awareness of student debt through super-PAC

November 16, 2015

When television host Stephen Colbert established a satirical super-PAC in 2011, he succeeded in raising public awareness of this more muscular version of the traditional political-action committee. Super-PAC...

Alumna Suzanne Pearman remembered for her gift of words and humor

Suzanne Pearman, a 2012 cinema art + science alumna, died on Oct. 25.

By Lauren Kostiuk

November 9, 2015

Suzanne Pearman, a 2012 cinema art + science alumna, died Oct. 25 at the age of 25.Pearman was a poet, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, social media expert, humanitarian and filmmaker most recently enrolled in ...

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