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Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

By Yasmeen Sheikah

January 28, 2019

After two terms in office that may be most remembered for police shootings, school closings and an exodus of residents, Chicago’s mayoral race is wide open. A diverse pool of 14 candidates are vying to repla...

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

By Kaci Watt

January 26, 2019

Second lady Karen Pence is openly supporting sexual discrimination by accepting a position at a school known for homophobic beliefs and practices. This is inexcusable, especially for someone of such hig...

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

By Alexandra Yetter

October 1, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a year-long focus on local theater, which will include $200,000 in financial grants, promotions and special showcases from the smallest shows to the biggest extravaganzas in the ci...

Emanuel’s desperation could benefit Chicago

February 29, 2016

In his latest attempt to save his reputation and approval ratings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he wants to spend more on projects in struggling Chicago neighborhoods using money from downtown developers, according to a Feb. 17 Chicago Sun-Times article.Emanuel wants to close a loophole, called the “Zoning Bonus Ordinance,” which allows downtown developers to build more square footage if they include features such as p...

Sergie Attar: ‘Syrians face  terror of Paris attacks every day’

Sergie Attar: ‘Syrians face terror of Paris attacks every day’

December 14, 2015

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a discussion on Syria and the global refugee crisis on Dec. 8 at which panelists said the country’s people live under perpetual siege.The panel discussion too...

Featured Artist: Rebecca Brunner | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Sophomore music major Rebecca Brunner talks about her new video series "At a Glance" and how Columbia has opened doors for her as a singer/songwriter. Brunner has performed covers of top artists, such a...

Emanuel’s 2015 city budget plan poses problem with Chicago Teachers Union

By Assistant Metro Editor

October 27, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the 2015 $8.9 billion budget, which is set to balance the city’s finances without implementing new property, sales or gas taxes for the fourth consecutive year, on Oct. 15.The budget plan has saved taxpayers more than $470 million over the past 3 1/2 years, which continues to be invested in the education of Chicago’s Children, and the health and safety of residents, according to the budget. Summ...

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

October 13, 2014

The DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., opened its new exhibit “Within It - Poetry. Image. Fiction.” Oct. 3 as part of Chicago Artists Month, a five-week celebration of creativity presented by the Chicago...

Mayor disagrees with challenger on Marijuana Legalization

Mayor disagrees with challenger on Marijuana Legalization

October 6, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the state legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, which received an unexpected response from Karen Lewis, a possible mayoral candidate, saying she wanted...

Of Montreal standing strong

Of Montreal standing strong

May 12, 2014

Like The Beatles on acid, of Montreal is simultaneously jarring yet soothing, acting as a curious vessel for the meandering and shocking narratives frontman Kevin Barnes delivers in his trademark murm...

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...

How-to: Simple Sun Salutation

March 17, 2014

Sivananda Yoga's approach to the sun salutation brings prana, or energy, into the body with an emphasis on correct breathing techniques. Katrina Ryan, a yoga instructor at the Columbia Dance Center, 1306 ...

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