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Columbia students, professors and alumni have rallied to put together a virtual fundraiser to raise funds for Roseland Community Hospital’s coronavirus mobile testing unit.

Columbia community partners with South Side hospital to raise funds for mobile coronavirus testing

May 12, 2020

Sewing face masks, sending homemade cards to health care workers and now raising funds for mobile coronavirus testing, the Columbia community continues to do its part in stemming the pandemic. A forme...

South Loop residents Jeff (left) and Allyson Harbert ran a marathon on their balcony to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in Kenya.

South Loop ‘Qua-RUN-tine’ marathon raises money for coronavirus efforts in Kenya

May 12, 2020

Within the confines of their high-rise apartment in Chicago's South Loop, Jeff Harbert and his wife sprinted from one end of their cramped 6-by-10 foot balcony to the next, completing a marathon. “...

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

Ready, set, undress: Hundreds run in their undies for charity

February 11, 2020

For most people, running through the cold in their underwear seems like a good idea only after a long night of questionable decisions. But for more than 300 people, it is the best way to donate money. ...

Odd Obsession, 1830 N. Milwaukee Avenue, is one of the last remaining video rental stores in Chicago.

End of the line? Video rental store ‘in peril’

November 12, 2019

Over the faint sound of the 1950 film noir drama “No Man of Her Own” playing on a television in the corner, Dylan Kiewel sits at the cash register of a video rental store waiting to ring up customers...

The Rohingya Cultural Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave., has been facing financial obstacles as the number of donations has decreased and a government grant they applied for last year was denied.

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

Columbia’s PRSSA chapter held a fundraiser at Chipotle, 10 E. Jackson Blvd., Sept. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Required to meet a sales goal of $300 to receive 33% of the profits in return, they attracted around 20 people.

Chipotle fundraiser ends in good taste with PRSSA

October 13, 2019

The Public Relations Student Society of America initially walked away from a recent fundraiser having raised no funds due to a contractual technicality, but when the  Chronicle contacted the parent ...

This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will introduce its inaugural Dessert Fest at the zoo, using confections, entertainment and exhibits to raise funds for free admission to continue.

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Vibrate for women’s rights

Vibrate for women’s rights

February 13, 2017

“The best conversations happen over brunch,” said Kyle Ann Sebastian, whose mealtime discussion about state politics fundraising with a friend led to a fresh idea for an upcoming fundraiser: a vibr...

The winner of the Golden Noodle at the 2014 inaugural Mac and Cheese Festival was Kitty O’Sheas’ sweet, salty and spicy mac and cheese dish.

Chicago gets mac ‘n’ cheesy

October 19, 2015

Chicago residents can upgrade from microwavable mac and cheese by stuffing themselves with the real deal at the annual all-you-can-eat Mac and Cheese Festival on Oct. 24 at the University of Illinois at ...

Saving lives by restoring cars | The Columbia Chronicle

October 12, 2015

Automotive Mentoring Group is a nonprofit organization that helps young adults at risk of participating in crime and gang violence by teaching them how to restore classic cars. Founder and CEO Alex Lev...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith performing

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

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