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Lead-contaminated water found citywide, what’s next?

Lead-contaminated water found citywide, what’s next?

April 23, 2018

A finding of high levels of lead in Chicago tap water, reported in an investigative study by the Chicago Tribune on April 13, has alarmed residents and led city officials to propose solutions to what is e...

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

By Blaise Mesa

April 22, 2018

Elementary school students could soon learn about LGBT history if legislation to incorporate the subject into public school classes is approved. Introduced Feb. 16 by state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chi...

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

Chicago population decrease may reflect lack of jobs, crime, housing

April 15, 2018

Chicago is shrinking and splitting into a city of "haves" and have nots" as its wealthiest citizens benefit from the changing population and other coincidental economic conditions, according to recent d...

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

Old Chicago Main Post on 433 West Van Buren St. is now recognized as a Chicago landmark and after more than 20 years of vacancy, will be developed into retail and office spaces. 

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

March 26, 2018

Columbia students pass by historic landmarks on campus every day. Included are some of the buildings and sites in the South Loop that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as...

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

March 12, 2018

Throughout life, we are often told to forget about the past and only look forward. But in the world of politics, previous policies, agendas, successes and failures of elected officials are embedded in voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  The Illinois primary is Marc...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Daniel Biss is the governor Illinois needs

Gubernatorial endorsement: Daniel Biss is the governor Illinois needs

March 12, 2018

With the March 20 gubernatorial primary elections nearing, The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate Daniel Biss for Illinois governor. Biss received approximately 87 percent of the staff...

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

March 12, 2018

For half a century, the Special Olympics has been raising awareness of the intellectually disabled, but there is still more work needed, according to experts.To commemorate the Special Olympics’ 50-yea...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...

Bela Urbina, a 15-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the 1,000 protesters gathered at the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

March 5, 2018

Chloë Hancock, a senior at Jones College Prep High School and vice president of the Chicago Students Union, said social movements often start with students, and the teens from Parkland, Florida, who are t...

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

By Blaise Mesa

March 4, 2018

To crack down on price gouging and provide millions of Illinoisans better access to life-saving medical prescriptions, a proposed Illinois House bill would impose punishments on companies that unjustly raise ...

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