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From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Suburban train company Metra will increase fares in an effort to combat the rising costs of maintenance, leaving many Chicagoland residents displeased with the fare change.

Metra to increase fare in 2015

November 24, 2014

Metra’s board of directors approved a 2015 budget on Nov. 14 to improve and modernize its railroad service, which will include a 10.8 percent increase in all fares beginning Feb. 1, 2015.“We are conti...

The Chicago Sky finished first in their conference last season. The team's first home game is May 16.

New WNBA contract aims to keep players in the U.S.

March 17, 2014

The WNBA and the Players Association signed a collective bargaining agreement March 7 that allows teams to expand their rosters from 11 players to 12 and offers cash incentives for players to stay in the...

How-to: Simple Sun Salutation

March 17, 2014

Sivananda Yoga's approach to the sun salutation brings prana, or energy, into the body with an emphasis on correct breathing techniques. Katrina Ryan, a yoga instructor at the Columbia Dance Center, 1306 ...

Judy Biggert campaign update, 11th District

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 6, 2012

With polling places having closed at 7 p.m. CST, the 11th district congressional race between Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Judy Biggert is predicted by some to be the closest congressional race in Illinois.The 11th district has been remapped in 2010 to include DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendal counties. After the remapping, the district, which now includes Aurora and Joliet, is rumored to favor Foster.Biggert is battli...

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

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

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...

Housing deception

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

Even As the housing market slowly revives throughout the country, Chicago’s publicly funded housing developments continue to struggle. Members of the city’s public housing community came together to speak out against the Chicago Housing Authority’s redevelopment  plan at a Sept. 12 board meeting at CHA headquarters, 60 E. Van Buren St.The Far South Side housing complex Altgeld Gardens has become a shell of its former se...

Privatization factors into youth homelessness

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

As the city looks to decrease spending, programs that combat teen homelessness have undergone a reduction in staffing and funding.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Aug. 23 that privatizing transportation services for the homeless would save the city $1.7 million, which would affect 17,000 at-risk youths on the streets or living with other families. This came after the Illinois House of Representatives voted to decrease the budg...

Student heads jury in Peterson trial

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 17, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from Bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drewnational attention.Saldana was the jury foreman, or head juror, for the Drew Peterson trial.  Peterson was recently found guilty ...

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