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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. “...

Demonstrators in Hawaii protest against stay-at-home orders being implemented to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Opinion: Anti-stay-at-home protests are a stab in the back to health care workers

April 26, 2020

A mantra that reads, "Jesus is my vaccine" covers the side of a truck seen driving through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during an anti-lockdown protest. This statement perfectly sums up the recent...

A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Skyrocketing sex drives and virtual check-ups: the Chronicle’s guide to sex during a pandemic

April 24, 2020

Whether you’re spending your shelter-in-place snuggled in bed on your lonesome with a shiny new vibrator you ordered online, sexting your long-distance significant other or sanitizing before jumping into ...

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

April 10, 2020

Every night at 8 p.m., balconies and windows across Chicago light up. People hang their heads out windows, clapping and cheering; some sing and some play instruments. It has been dubbed “Solidarit...

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

February 23, 2018

The Thirsty Crow Story In EnglishIt was a hot summer’s day. A thirsty crow flew into a village in search of water. The crow flew over the houses, fields, and trees. But he didn’t find any water. Afte...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

City funds local health while sparking debate

9000 S. Stony Island Ave. Location is south of map

By Blaise Mesa

January 28, 2018

Chicago has plans to provide accessible health care to more underserved residents, but the new plan comes with baggage, according to experts.City Council approved $5.55 million in Tax Increment Financing...

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

Columbia offers new High Deductible Health Plan

October 9, 2017

As Columbia prepares to increase non-union faculty and staff cost for its most popular health insurance benefit plan, the college is offering an alternative with lower premiums but costly plan options.  The new choice, titled a High Deductible Health Plan, has faculty pay more expens...

Beatrice Watson said she fears the Obama Library development will raise the neighborhood property taxes and push her out of her home.  

Obama library could cause South Side gentrification

April 21, 2017

The new Obama Library’s construction has caused concern from Hyde Park residents, who at an April 18 community meeting said they are afraid it will drive them out of their homes.“We all know what hap...

Kris Allen is opening up with his new album Letting You In, a more personal look into his experiences. Allen is set to play a sold-out show April 14 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.

Forever heartthrob Kris Allen is ‘Letting You In’

April 10, 2017

Kris Allen is still livin’ like he’s dyin’. The Arkansas singer, known to the world as “American Idol’s” Season 8 winner, is touring and performing his fourth album, Letting You In, released Mar...

Columbia’s Computer Music Collective team throws 20 BELOW

December 7, 2015

Columbia’s Conaway Center, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Building was filled with college students who enjoyed music from rappers Anak1n, Roosevelt The Titan, Noah Sims, SoloSam, Banks The Gen...

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson spoke to supporters during a luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Willie Wilson speaks candidly at luncheon

February 9, 2015

In his thick Louisiana accent, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson addressed a small, mostly black crowd including many clergy on Feb. 5 at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave. He talked of the 2013 Chica...

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