The Columbia Chronicle


Italian earthquake conviction rests on shaky ground

By Max Green Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

In the days leading up to April 6, 2009, citizens of L’Aquila, a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, began feeling tremors in the earth. However, local seismologists determined the shocks were not strong enough to warrant an evacuation. This was an unfortunate underestimation—disaster struck when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the town, killing more than 300 people.The incorrect analysis wo...

City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

September 29, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership on Sept. 16 between several city, state and federal agencies to combat homelessness among Chicago veterans.The mayor’s office, the state Department of Family and ...

Four more years

By James Foster

November 12, 2012

President Barack Obama was re-elected Nov. 6 to a second term, and although the crowd of approximately 10,000 at McCormick Place was smaller than the Grant park gathering four years ago, the air was electric with enthusiasm.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Struggle to survive

By Gregory Cappis

October 30, 2011

The streets of metropolitan Chicago will be home to thousands of extra people this winter because of state budget cuts.In 2010, shelters were forced to turn away approximately 45,000 individuals, according to Lynda Schueler, executive director of the shelter West Suburban Pads, 1851 S. 9th Ave, Maywood. She estimated that an additional 6,700 people will bedenied service this year by homeless shelters, causing them to take refuge i...

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