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OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

By Sports & Health Editor

April 13, 2015

Chimes sound at a wedding, bells ring at a funeral. But these are not the celebratory or somber sounds fit for such momentous or weighty events—they are the signaling tones of mobile phones. A hush sweeps...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings. These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

A “Beanstock” to music

By Ahmed Hamad

November 12, 2012

One of Columbia's Entrepreneurship classes put on a concert to raise funds for Rock for Kids, an initiative that brings music education to undeserved children in Chicago. The name Beanstock came from the combination of Woodstock and Chicago's infamous bean. The event took place Wednesday night at 7 at Columbia's HAUS at 623 S. Wabash Ave. Joshua Fletcher, The Man in My Shoes, Jordan Burk and Reid Bower came to perform at ...

Funeral for Maggie Daley

By Brent Lewis

November 29, 2011

Sara Mays | THE CHRONICLEThe funeral service for the former first lady of Chicago, Maggie Daley was held on Nov. 28, 2011 at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mrs. Daley died on Thanksgiving day due to metastatic breast cancer, that she has been battling for almost a decade, at the age of 68. The funeral ceremony was held next to the Francis Xavier Warde school which Mrs. Daley helped found. Mrs. Daley's son Patrick Daley...

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