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Aging equipment could threaten future Illinois elections

Aging equipment could threaten future Illinois elections

February 19, 2018

Most people would not expect a 13-year-old computer to function properly, yet Illinois has allowed its voting technology to become just as obsolete, said Sarah Brune, executive director of the Illinois Campa...

No cold shoulder: Columbia can give support in extreme weather

By Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Chicago was swept under a blanket of snow Feb. 8 as Winter Storm Mateo blew through in the late hours, becoming the worst snowstorm this winter. By the evening hours of Feb. 9, 10 inches of snow had fallen in some areas. Before the snowfall began, city officials, the National Weather Service and local news outlets stressed the dangers that would come with the storm. During a Feb. 8 press conference, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warn...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has targeted Democratic primary candidate J.B. Pritzker with multiple ads associating him with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

February 12, 2018

With eight registered candidates vying for Illinois governor in the March 20 primary, a plethora of attack ads have flooded the state’s media, which may leave a sour taste in voters and steer them a...

A proposed extension route to the CTA red line will extend the southbound ending from 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th.

CTA proposes route for transportation desert

February 5, 2018

The anticipated Red Line Extension project route  proposed by the Chicago Transit Authority promises minimal community damage during construction and thousands of new jobs. But questions about how it will...

Illinois legislators are attempting to pass a law that would ban tackle football for all children until the age of 12. 

State lawmakers aim to tackle head trauma in youth football

February 4, 2018

The future of youth football is up in the air as state lawmakers look to put a halt on tackle football. In an effort to reduce Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a brain disease that results from repetitive traum...

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

By Miranda Manier

February 3, 2018

Josie Dunne, a native of La Grange, Illinois, grew up surrounded by the arts. Smack-dab in the middle of three other siblings who expressed themselves through dance, painting and theater, Dunne found ...

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

CPD attributes gun violence reduction to new tech

By Savannah Eadens

January 22, 2018

After a year littered with news headlines about Chicago’s gun violence, the city reported a 21.55 percent reduction in shootings for 2017 compared to 2016. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Depart...

Chicago couple Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft operate Working Bikes, a nonprofit that has donated more than 50,000 bikes worldwide since 1999. Bikes give residents of impoverished countries mobility and independence, Little said. 

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

November 27, 2017

Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft started Working Bikes in 1999, a nonprofit dedicated to recycling bicycles as well as supporting culture and both international and local bicycle projects. The married c...

Fast fashion costs more than market price

Fast fashion costs more than market price

By Kendrah Villiesse

November 27, 2017

With new collections released every week, it is hard to resist the urge to buy a cute new top from Forever 21. But shoppers often don’t pay attention to the manufacturing process. Fast fashion descri...

Plain White T’s will play a 20th anniversary concert at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Dec. 2.

Plain White T’s says ‘Hey there, Chicago’

November 27, 2017

The Plain White T’s shot to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 with its saccharine folk-pop ballad “Hey There Delilah” 10 years ago, followed by a short string of hits including “Rhythm of Love”...

Columbia students express culture through traditions

Columbia students express culture through traditions

November 27, 2017

Every New Year’s Eve during the countdown to midnight, junior English and creative writing major Janae Iloreta, who is of Filipino descent, recalls opening all cabinets and turning on all electronics i...

A proposed ordinance would charge citizens up to $500 for “distracted walking.”

Aldermen: Put phone away before crossing the street

November 20, 2017

Sending a text or tweet while in a crosswalk may soon cost Chicagoans up to $500. Aldermen Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Anthony Beale (9th Ward) proposed an ordinance Nov. 8 that would fine pedestrians caught using “mobile electronic dev...

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