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Second City alumni spoof the spooky with new show pilot

September 29, 2018

A new pilot mockumentary is bringing together a group of friends from the The Second City to rid a suburban Chicago home of a spooky haunting.The show, released Oct. 1, is described as a mixture of "The Of...

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

Marketing Columbia: college rethinks recruitment strategies

September 11, 2018

The college recently hired Chicago advertising agency SOCIALDEVIANT to create a new marketing campaign for the college, designed to help increase student enrollment. The new campaign will targe...

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is giving a speech about transparency in the budget at Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue.

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Illinois program uses funds to go greener

By Blaise Mesa

September 10, 2018

Illinois is replacing old diesel engines with more eco-friendly alternatives, hoping to improve air quality.The Driving a Cleaner Illinois program will fund the replacement of older engines with money awarded as part of the Volkswagen Settlement—a multi-billion dollar settlement with the federal government over Clean Air Act violations, according to an Aug. 29 press release from Governor Bruce Rauner’s office. Illinois will...

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

By Jermaine Nolen

September 7, 2018

Summer's end is right around the corner, but it is not too late to enjoy being outdoors Tuesday on the Terrace, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s summer concert series is ending the summer with the la...

Chicago’s Labor Day Legacy

September 5, 2018

The Chronicle takes to the streets to test Chicagoans' knowledge of their city's history with labor day. While reporting information regarding strikes on the South Side in 1893 helped create the insti...

Taylor Swift delivers unforgettable performance during ‘reputation’ stadium tour

By Lauren Carlton

June 25, 2018

Taylor Swift's reputation stadium tour is one you don't want to miss.Taylor Swift once said, "in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive," and her performances June 1 and 2 at Soldier Field bring truth to this statement. Swift kicked off her fifth tour for her newest album, reputation, May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and will be on the road until Oct. 6. Swift's performances started off strong and continued to...

Staying on Track

By Sponsored Content

June 6, 2018

I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in school, and I’m on track to graduate soon. But, despite having some success, I’ve never really felt like I was comfortable as a student. I don’t think my habits are very good: I don’t study regularly enough, I stay out late partying, and so on. I’m hoping that I find that the working world suits me better (no homework!), but I also think that I might end up back in school someda...

Kelly Ayotte, a former U.S. senator from Hampshire, spoke with audience members following the University of Chicago Institute of Politics event. Throughout the discussion, Ayotte noted the lack of Republican women running for public offices.

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

May 7, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have been dubbed as the “Year of the Woman,” reflecting the surge of women running for public offices nationwide. Nearly 60 percent more women declared their intention to run f...

Lena Waithe poses in the press room with the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for the

Year in Review

May 7, 2018

This year brought change in many forms to Columbia, Chicago and the entire country. Students and Chicagoans celebrated triumphs, mourned losses, demonstrated support and disapproval and helped de...

Chicago is revamping its 311 system to provide for visual ways to report complaints. Residents will be able to rate their satisfaction level with the timeliness and quality of the repairs. 

Chicago calls for 311 system update

May 6, 2018

Chicago’s 311 service request system will soon be revamped to provide residents with more options to report complaints and communicate with the city.Chicagoans will be able to take pictures of problems...

Stop and smell the pie

Stop and smell the pie

April 29, 2018

The comforting aroma of freshly baked pies and brewed coffee will soon fill up the Chop Shop, a Wicker Park restaurant and food emporium. Awake and Bake: Chicago’s First Free Pie and Coffee Festival will ...

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