The Columbia Chronicle

Leslie Munger, deputy governor of Illinois, Kevin Davenport, associate loan officer for the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Jason Johnson, director of entrepreneurship for the Chicago Urban League, Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance and Dan Sprehe, managing director of corporate responsibility for the Central Region at JPMorgan Chase & Co, spoke on the Inspiring Investment in Chicago Neighborhoods panel on Jan. 17 at Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Experts: Chicago needs collaboration, neighborhood investment

January 24, 2018

While Chicago is still in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, economic development advocates and politicians agree that more investments are needed in local neighborhoods for the city to thrive.At a...

Poe (Kevin Webb) fantasizes about his poetry aspirations. 

Poe musical explores control and circumstance

January 18, 2018

A musical about the life of Edgar Allan Poe has a lot to live up to: It must balance Poe's macabre, dramatic writing style with factual detail, while being careful not to lose one in favor of the other.Blac...

‘Veronica Mars’ mystery worth investigating

Veronica Mars

By Stephen Hall Film Critic

March 17, 2014

In the early 2000s, “Veronica Mars” delighted audiences with three seasons of the heroic tales of its teenage title character, who solved mysteries while dealing with the pressures of high school. ...

Cusack goes mad for Poe

By Sophia Coleman

April 23, 2012

The work of Edgar Allan Poe is dark, otherworldly and filled with death. To tap into his mind is to experience the chaos of one of the world’s most famous and self-destructive poets.In taking on the on the role of Poe, one must give in to his demons. None other than John Cusack, Evanston native and A-list actor known for his underdog and rebel roles, accepted the challenge and has created a multi-faceted depiction of Po...

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