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(Right) Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, joins Mayor Lori Lightfoot (center) and Sen. Dick Durbin (left) as they endorse Joe Biden for president.

Lightfoot and Durbin endorse Biden, opinion split among faculty, students

March 6, 2020

Drawing mixed reactions from student and faculty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joined a growing list of public officials who have endorsed Joe Biden for president. “What impr...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

October 1, 2018

Colleges will soon be awarded grant money to help pay for textbooks after an additional $5 million in funding was allocated to the Open Textbooks Pilot Program.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the pro...

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

DeVos continues to squeeze students’ bank accounts dry

September 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has tapped former college official Julian Schmoke, Jr., to lead the department’s fraud investigation unit. Problem is: His former employer was the for-profit instituti...

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

By Blaise Mesa

September 5, 2017

Illinois public schools now have state funding after weeks of surviving without it. After tense negotiations between  Democrat and Republican legislators this summer, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1947 Aug. 31. The law’s eviden...

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin spoke with The Chronicle and WCRX about this year's Democratic National Convention. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sen. Dick Durbin shares thoughts on DNC convention, top political issues

July 25, 2016

The Democratic Party will be officially naming their presidential candidate at this year’s Democratic National Convention this week where major party leader Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is in attendan...

Durbin speaks to his supporters at Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, at his election party following his victory over Jim Oberweis. 

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 5, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

Protesters urge Sen. Durbin to prevent cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

By Kaley Fowler

November 12, 2012

As part of a nationwide movement urging lawmakers to preserve social programs, two protests took place outside the Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., on Nov. 8 and 9, the latter resulting in 19 arrests.Demonstrators called on Sen. Dick Durbin to denounce policies that extend tax cuts to the wealthy and asked him to block cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.If Congress doesn’t formulate a plan t...

Outcome hinges on undecided, experts say

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 5, 2012

This presidential election has proved to be the most expensive in American history, and both candidates have spent a lot of time and money trying  to persuade undecided voters in key swing states.Undecided voters are the most important demographic in the 2012 election, according to Claudia Telles of Chicago Votes, an organization that educates 18–35-year-olds on the importance of voting.Telles noted that some voters who ar...

Cleaning up Chicago’s air quality

By Contributing Writer

February 8, 2012

by: Brandon Smith, Contributing WriterChicago is getting close to having no violations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s current air quality standards.But the standards, which the city has still not quite met, were set in 1990 and are “woefully outdated,” according to the American Lung Association, the leading health organization working to improve lung health. The news came during a Feb. 1 public meeting he...

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