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House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

May contain: peanuts, milk, gluten: Restaurants, customers urge for education, dialogue on food allergies

September 5, 2017

Twelve-year-old Cameron Rich was on vacation with his family four years ago in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but instead of enjoying the barrier islands’ open-sea beaches and shipwreck diving si...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Filed under Metro

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

Big Chicago provides big learning opportunities

June 23, 2016

Columbia will again offer "Big Chicago" courses as a first-year experience course for students after last year's courses received positive feedback and recognition of opportunities they afford students fo...

Explore alternate realities with Pictureplane

Explore alternate realities with Pictureplane

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 23, 2015

Filed under Arts & Culture

Pictureplane, the solo project of musician Travis Egedy, has been noted for its kaleidoscopic mixture of industrial, noise, hip-hop and rave sounds.Prior to the inauguration of Pictureplane, Egedy studie...

Renegades soccer team kicks off new season with new goals

Renegades soccer team kicks off new season with new goals

October 12, 2015

In prior seasons, the Columbia Renegades soccer team struggled with low participation, but the last two seasons have attracted more players to the team. According to Mike Sempek, Renegades president a...

Former Rep. Derrick Smith seeks reelection in wake of federal investigation

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Filed under Campus, Metro

After he was caught on tape allegedly accepting a $7,000 bribe, Rep. Derrick Smith (D-10th) was arrested and voted out of the Illinois House of Representatives 100-6 on Aug. 17. Despite the charges against him, Smith plans to run for re-election, leaving policy makers divided.During a Sept. 26 pre-trial status hearing, Smith’s representation sought additional time between future hearings to allow his client more time to o...

Chronicle Recipe: Spam Musubi

By Dannis Valera

March 19, 2012

Filed under Multimedia, Video

Dennis Valera, the Assistant Multimedia Editor, is joined by Damaly Keo, one of the Chronicle's Graphic Designers as she shows us how to make the popular Hawaiian treat spam musubi.http://youtu.be/G-w_VfjtgYo"Damaly Keo" "Hawaiian Cuisine" "Spam" "Spam Musubi" "Hawaii" "How-To" "Recipe"

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Filed under Metro

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

Eviction Notice

By Darryl Holliday

February 7, 2011

Filed under Metro

Silvia Baca couldn’t have known what to expect when she emigrated here from Mexico 10 years ago, but she sounds certain of what she’ll do next. Baca, her husband and their three daughters moved to Chicago in 2001 and were able to buy a home in the city’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood in 2005. The eviction notice came five years later, when they were ordered to vacate the home by Dec. 4 of last year.Baca, her husband and th...

C3 plows path in winter weatherization education

By Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

Filed under Metro

by Peter Mandas, Contributing WriterThe Chicago Conservation Corps held its fourth annual graduation ceremony on Dec. 2, celebrating its students’ efforts toward environmental protection. Mayor Richard M. Daley was in attendance to congratulate 1,500 student participants from more than 80 Chicago schools for their work in environmental service projects.As a nonprofit organization aimed at educating city residents on energy...

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