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Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a mayoral panel on climate change Dec. 4. at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 130 E. Randolph St.

Mayors double down on Paris climate agreement

December 11, 2017

More than 50 mayors from North America converged in Chicago for the two-day North American Climate Summit, Dec. 4–5, and exchanged ideas and plans to meet the Paris climate agreement’s goal to lower...

Travel writer Rick Steves joins push for recreational marijuana in Illinois

State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, promoted her legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Nov. 28, at the James R. Thompson Center.

By Eric Bradach

November 30, 2017

Illinois has a golden opportunity to increase public safety, public health and tax revenue and also end a racist policy by disbanding “Reefer Madness” talking points and legalizing adult recreationa...

President and CEO Kwang-wu Kim spoke with Columbia students at a

Kim ‘chats’ with concerned students

November 20, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim addressed students’ frustrations about the construction of the student center, students’ access to resources on campus and a variety of changes made to class offerin...

Protestors chant in unity and throw their fists in the air at Refuse Fascism's Nov. 4 anniversary protest against Trump and Pence.

Anti-Trump group marches in light of election anniversary

November 13, 2017

The recent one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election galvanized critics nationwide to vent their frustration about the 45th president.More than 100 protesters rallied at Federal Plaza, 2...


‘No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to dine’

October 2, 2017

After walking Through a literal hole in the wall past the identity scanners and security cameras, I sat in the Cone of Silence, scanning my surroundings for hidden weapons and watching satellites soar...

The Department of Justice released a statement at a press conference at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., on Jan. 13. The DOJ found the Chicago Police Department at fault for systematically violating the civil rights of Chicago citizens.

Emanuel, Johnson address ‘sobering’ DOJ findings

January 13, 2017

Lack of police accountability, transparency and de-escalation tactics and training are some of the most contentious topics of debate within law enforcement and the communities they police across the countr...

Panelists at “The University in the Era of Trump” roundtable event joined to discuss the future of higher education under Donald Trump’s presidency Nov. 29.

Roundtable discusses higher education under Trump

December 5, 2016

Education professionals from Columbia, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago discussed the potential effects of Donald Trump’s presidency on higher education and how to find possible solutions. Jaafar Aksikas, an associate professor in the Humanit...

Sophomore television major Nick Shinners said he started the Columbia College Democrats organization in October to encourage student involvement in politics.

Unofficial student Democrat group begins work

November 7, 2016

Although the new Columbia College Democrats student organization will not be officially recognized by the Student Organization Council until January, it is actively preparing for Election Day. Nick Shinners, a sophomore television major who started the group in October, said m...

Beavers Coffee and Donuts owner, Gabriel Wiesen, said Chicago has only 70 food trucks compared to Los Angles, which has thousands. 

Local food trucks struggle with new policies

October 24, 2016

Chicago food trucks are facing major hurdles as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has “threatened to unleash an onslaught of fines and citations” against the city’s growing industry, according to a statement on Ill...

Faculty Senate discussed the response to life insurance cuts and the goal to make pay raises more accessible at its Oct. 14 meeting

Faculty Senate addresses insurance cuts, performance-based raises

October 17, 2016

The Faculty Senate addressed life insurance benefits cuts, performance-based salary raises and accommodations needed for the increased number of disabled students at its Oct. 14 meeting.Jeanne Kelly,...

City Council gives green light to COPA

City Council gives green light to COPA

October 10, 2016

Despite public criticism, a vote of 39-8 allowed Mayor Rahm Emanuel to move forward with replacing the Independent Police Review Authority with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability at City Counc...

Bronzeville’s new school-based health center at John B. Drake Elementary will provide accessible healthcare to students and families, according to principal Sydney Golliday.

New school-based health center in Bronzeville

October 3, 2016

A state-of-the-art health center opening next year in Bronzeville will bring accessible healthcare and medical exams to approximately 400 Chicago Public School students and their families from 20 neighb...

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