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Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

An Oct. 23 open letter to the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives stated misogyny is alive and well in Springfield. 

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

November 6, 2017

Uncomfortable handshakes that linger too long, arms around the shoulder that drift while posing for photos and comments about her distracting looks are just a few acts of sexual harassment experienced du...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

By Jackie Murray

November 6, 2017

With Chicago struggling to solve its gun violence problem, a recent report shows the majority of guns used in crimes have been illegally trafficked from outside city limits.Released Oct. 29, the 2017 ...

Paul Chiaravalle, executive producer of “The Letter,” said filming will start on Nov. 13 in a LaSalle, Illinois mansion that was originally built in the 1800s. 

Former administrator, alumni produce ‘The Letter’

November 6, 2017

Mixed-genre film “The Letter,” set for a February 2018 release, starts production this month in LaSalle, Illinois, with several Columbia affiliates working on the project. The plot follows a young man in the 1920s inheriting a mansion with sinister occurrences. P...

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 ...

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Lawmakers need to act on student borrower safeguards

October 30, 2017

Illinois lawmakers have a golden opportunity to right a wrong Gov. Bruce Rauner committed against students during the current veto session. Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 1351, which would have created the...

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, speaks at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., about her experience with civil organizing and activism Oct. 19.

Dolores Huerta talks activism, politics

October 25, 2017

When Dolores Huerta started her career as an activist with labor leader Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, farm workers were working in the fields for 12 hours a day for only 70 cents per hour without r...

Terminix Service, Inc. Warns for Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter

Terminix Service, Inc. Warns for Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter

October 23, 2017

Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 23, 2017) – As the weather gets cooler, rodents like mice, rats and squirrels look for warmth inside of homes. In fact, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimated 45 per...

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

October 23, 2017

After the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the nation’s southern coasts, Mary Craighead, transportation policy analyst at the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, said she saw a need ...

All Seasons Orchard made a nostalgic “Super Mario” maze for this fall season. Some of the orchard’s previous designs include “Minions” and “Scooby-Doo.”

Chicagoland farms tap pop culture for corn maze designs

October 16, 2017

Vying for consumer attention, Chicagoland farms and orchards are getting more elaborate in their corn maze designs, drawing on pop culture with sports, film and even video game references to draw in t...

Elana Schmidt, Madeline Brittingham, and Ashley Vunderink have been talking about doing a drag show at Columbia since summer.

Queens to strut at Columbia’s first drag show

October 9, 2017

Columbia will host its first drag show, “Once Upon a Drag,” Oct. 20, showcasing lip-sync performances from student and professional drag queens in Chicago. The show, which will be held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, was created by the Student Programming B...

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