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Marshall gone, Bears move on

March 9, 2015

Take down the highway billboards. Brandon Marshall is no longer on the Chicago Bears.The wide receiver who single-handedly pulled a football out of the air while already mid-air against the San Francisco...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

May 12, 2014

Bicycle paths may soon welcome electric bikes with a proposal by two aldermen looking to clarify the city’s transportation laws.Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and Joe Moreno (1st Ward) introduced an ordina...

Bike cops roll back crime rates

By Assistant Metro Editor

May 5, 2014

In an effort to make police more “mobile, social and interactive,” the Chicago Police Department plans to deploy more than 140 officers on bikes to patrol 20 high-crime areas on the South and West Sides.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced the initiative April 18 as a part of its Operation Impact program, which the CPD launched in October 2013 to increase the number of officers in the cit...

Cutler’s concussion causes concern

By Lindsey Woods

November 19, 2012

I am not the biggest Jay Cutler fan, but since I don’t generally wish harm on people, I was genuinely concerned when Cutler was injured during the Bears Nov. 11 game against the Houston Texans.The bad news of Cutler’s concussion, the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, was offset slightly by news of the $30,000 fine Dobbins had to pay the NFL, but it was still disturbing.Two other quart...

Athlete Profile : Charles Tillman

By Kyle Rich

November 12, 2012

Age: 31College/Team: Chicago BearsCharles “Peanut” Tillman has been a crucial piece of the Chicago Bears’ record-breaking, history-making defense this year. Not only has Tillman racked up 37 tackles at the cornerback position in the first 10 weeks of the season, but he is a turnover machine who forces fumble after fumble and puts points on the board by running interceptions for touchdowns.Tillman recently set a care...

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