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Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate draws Speaker Madigan, Lord Voldermort parallel

By Eric Bradach

August 7, 2017

Illinois has a problem lurking in the shadows, and there is a parallel between him and a famous fantasy novel villain, said state Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood.In an eight-member candidate field vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Drury laid out his “blueprint to build the foundation for Illinois’ future” at an Aug. 3 press conference in Lincoln Park. Called Rebuild Illinois...

Daniel Biss: End machine politics, corrupt system

Daniel Biss: End machine politics, corrupt system

July 14, 2017

Illinois needs a governor who will fight for a progressive state tax rate, single-payer health care and lead the resistance against President Donald Trump, said state Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie. Seekin...

Obama, eight years later: ‘Yes we can, yes we did’

By Arabella Breck

January 11, 2017

President Barack Obama started and ended his final presidential speech applauding and encouraging the continual political involvement of American citizens, 18,000 of whom attended the Chicago farewell, according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Ariel Gray, and stood by him as they had for the last eight years.Breaking from tradition of previous presidential farewell addresses in Washington D.C. such as ones from George W. Bush ...

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

November 16, 2016

History was made Nov. 9 when, with 290 electoral votes, a president with no political or military service experience was elected to office. Without the political acumen that presidents usually enter into th...

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

Senators discuss politics in classrooms, graduate school progress

November 14, 2016

Columbia’s Faculty Senate met for the first time following the presidential election, at which  the top of the agenda was how the college will support students struggling with the results. Greg Foster-Rice, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the Photography Depa...

Photos: Anti-Trump protest erupts near Trump Tower, spreads throughout Loop

Photos: Anti-Trump protest erupts near Trump Tower, spreads throughout Loop

November 11, 2016

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Nov. 9 in response to the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump. The non-violent protest shut down several streets in the Loop during rush hour a...

‘I will be applying for Canadian citizenship’—Election result shocks Clinton supporters but applaud a race well run

‘I will be applying for Canadian citizenship’—Election result shocks Clinton supporters but applaud a race well run

November 9, 2016

Election Night in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood was full of mixed emotions from Democrats, ranging from cheers as early results were tallied to shock and boos as the outcome of the presidential race b...

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

November 7, 2016

With 94 percent of staff in agreement, The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States. The remaining 6 percent chose not ...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Democracy must prevail in DRC

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

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