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Protesters in Pilsen demand higher minimum wages for tipped workers

September 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters with One Fair Wage gathered under the “Elena the Essential Worker” statue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to demand higher wages for tipped workers in Illinois. The ...

Statues depicting historical figures such as Christopher Columbus are being removed across the country in the wake of protests part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Grant Park Advisory Council establishes subcommittee to review statues and monuments

July 15, 2020

Amid the recent discourse surrounding statues and monuments memorializing controversial historical figures in public spaces, several statues have been removed by governing bodies or knocked down by ci...

An investigation by Columbia journalism students found that one-star nursing homes in Illinois have higher numbers of coronavirus cases, exposing serious issues occurring at these facilities long before the pandemic.

Chicago’s one-star nursing homes were troubled before the pandemic. Now, they’re ‘ground zero’

May 8, 2020

At the Symphony of Bronzeville nursing home, residents have sat for hours in their own urine, fallen and broken bones and received poor treatment for bed sores, leading to dangerous infections, sta...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces expanded efforts to provide relief for private and commercial student loan recipients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois expands payment relief for student loan borrowers

April 22, 2020

Following Congress' CARES Act that provided financial relief for student loan borrowers by postponing repayment, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expanding the effort to include private and commercial student loan rec...

(From left) Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announce a

‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

March 20, 2020

As the number of cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to rise across the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is following California, New York and Italy's suit by officially ordering all residents...

Warren has garnered support from individuals on a variety of policy issues, from her stances on social equity to her economic plans.

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks with Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen during an Oct. 30 panel on criminal justice reform at the 1871 tech incubator.

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Strikers wore black and layed on the ground to portray oil leaking from The Dakota Access Pipeline at a Sept. 27 protest.

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 28, 2019

The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking and halt the doubling in volume of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

Fabiola Hernandez, junior fashion business major, smoking a JUUL outside Columbia’s Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., Sept. 10.

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

September 16, 2019

Walking through a cloud of fruity-scented smoke may become an experience of the past, as President Donald Trump announced Sept. 11 that the Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban flavored e-c...

Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

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