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Protesters brought traffic to a stop in front of the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., during the Jan. 20 protests of President Donald Trump.

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

Alex Fruchter was recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Artists of the Year for his work with music label Closed Sessions.

Lecturer labeled ‘Artist of the Year’

January 23, 2017

Alex Fruchter, lecturer in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, was named one of Chicago Tribune’s Artists of the Year in the newspaper’s Dec. 22, 2016 issue. He was honored for his work at the recording label he co-owns, Closed Sessions. The label features artists w...

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 ...

The Near South Planning Board Winter Breakfast Program was held Dec. 14 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Ave. Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Mark Kelly spoke at the event.

Mark Kelly encourages Near South to ‘own it’

December 15, 2016

From music venues Buddy Guy's and the Jazz Showcase to festivals like SummerDance to innovative colleges and universities, the Near South has been a driving force in cultural vitality of Chicago, sa...

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced Dec. 6 as Manifest creative director for 2017. McLuckie said he hopes to carry the torch for illustrators as creative directors and bring his abstract design style to the annual art festival.

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

December 12, 2016

Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) accepted a proposal by Bob Kingsley, owner of 420 Capital Management, to build Greengate Compassion Center, a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

Emanuel: ‘This is no way to run a state’

Emanuel: ‘This is no way to run a state’

By Eric Bradach

December 12, 2016

Chicago is likely to fall $215.2 million short of its recently approved 2017 operating budget after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill Dec. 1 that would have required the state to contribute that amount to ...

Educational institutions should be safe havens

December 5, 2016

Many times along the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump emphasized his strong stance on ending illegal immigration, which included a plan to stop federal funding to “sanctuary cities.” There is no legal definition of sanctuary cities, nor do they have an official status or affiliation. Cities fall under this umbrella if they have policies that protect illegal or undocumented immigrants from having their citizen...

Activists share doubts on CPD’s diversity outreach

Activists share doubts on CPD’s diversity outreach

December 5, 2016

In an effort to increase diversity in the Chicago Police Department, the city will increase outreach and create a recruitment campaign to encourage more minority individuals to apply for CPD’s April 201...

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson presented and discussed the department's new Use of Force policy at the Union League Club Nov. 29.

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement is under scrutiny like never before’

December 5, 2016

For the first time in history, the Chicago Police Department is asking for community input on its Use of Force policy to improve “de-escalation” techniques and the “sanctity of life” as well as ...

Black Girls Break Bread, a group created to empower black women, hosted a Dec. 1 event at which Columbia students and staff shared their experiences as black women at the college. 

New organization creates community for black women

December 5, 2016

Young black women came together and spoke openly about their experiences at Columbia Dec. 1 through the Black Girls Break Bread, a city-wide organization created with help from a Columbia alumna and staff member. Black Girls Break Bread was launched in October by sisters Jazzy Da...

O’Hare workers protest for $15/ hour, union rights | The Columbia Chronicle

December 5, 2016

O’Hare workers gathered outside the airport Nov. 29 to fight for union rights as well as a raise to $15 an hour in conjunction with the Fight for 15 movement. Workers said they waited until after Thank...

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