The Columbia Chronicle

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

South Side remodeling baseball, softball fields

By Assistant Metro Editor

September 15, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and two Chicago aldermen have come up with a plan to invest millions of dollars into restoring and enhancing baseball parks on the South Side.On Sept. 4, Emanuel, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward), Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Ward) and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly announced the city will invest $6.5 million in the program that seek to make baseball and so...


Former addict finds success on stage

September 15, 2014

“Methtacular,” a show that explores the life of a gay man addicted to crystal meth, is gearing up for its final two weeks at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., in Boystown.The one-man show follows the ...

Medical marijuana

Packing bongs, not heat

February 3, 2014

Illinois residents eligible to receive medical marijuana may have to choose between the right to own a handgun and their prescriptions.The Illinois Department of Public Health proposed on Jan. 21 that...

The 2009 H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, continues to spread among young adults across the United States as flu season hits its peak

Young adults at high risk for flu

January 27, 2014

Young adults are at higher risk of being hospitalized by the flu this year than during the last flu season.The elevated risk stems from the re-emergence of the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009 “swine flu...

Immigrant teens left adrift

By Darryl Holliday

September 27, 2010

Arianna Salgado wants to be a social worker when she graduates high school because she’s always wanted to be involved with the community.Actually, she’s not sure if social work is the exact field she wants to go into, but at age 17, she has time to planher future.Soon Salgado will graduate from Forest Park’s Proviso Math and Science Academy, but unlike her peers, her options for college are far more limited. Having been brought to this country from Mexico when she was 6, Salgado is not a U.S. citizen and is t...

Chicago blue over confirmed swine flu

By Bethany Reinhart

May 4, 2009

City and state officials have banded together and are taking all necessary precautions by keeping up with the latest information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the onset of swine flu after the discovery of at least nine probable cases of the virus in Chicago. As of May 1, three cases have been confirmed.News of the outbreak in Chicago came as a North Side elementary school was shut down on April 29 afte...

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