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(From left) Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announce a

‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

March 20, 2020

As the number of cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to rise across the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is following California, New York and Italy's suit by officially ordering all residents...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks with Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen during an Oct. 30 panel on criminal justice reform at the 1871 tech incubator.

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Fabiola Hernandez, junior fashion business major, smoking a JUUL outside Columbia’s Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., Sept. 10.

Vape flavor ban intends to reduce youth vaping

September 16, 2019

Walking through a cloud of fruity-scented smoke may become an experience of the past, as President Donald Trump announced Sept. 11 that the Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban flavored e-c...

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

May 24, 2019

      From around the campus to across the city, Columbia's 2018-2019 school year marked many highs and lows for college students and Chicagoans alike. From the acrimonious contract...

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

EDITORIAL: Gun violence issues need systemic solutions

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 17, freshly-inaugurated Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law targeting illegal gun trafficking. A similar bill was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year on the ba...

OPINION: ‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

‘Just leave’ logic harms survivors

By Bridget Ekis

January 20, 2019

There were 42,924 domestic violence survivors in Illinois in 2018, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Even with the Me Too movement present in our culture, society still does not ...

Illinois gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker celebrates alongside former President Barack Obama at the

Former President Barack Obama: ‘If you don’t like what’s going on, don’t hashtag—vote.’

November 6, 2018

Former President Barack Obama chastised the Republican Party for using fear mongering and lies in their bids for political office during the 2018 gubernatorial elections. “Why is it you’ve ...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

The Music Box Theatre will host the Cinepocalypse, a festival showcasing horror films, from Nov. 2-9. 3733 N. Southport Ave.

By Miranda Manier

November 6, 2017

Film festival organizer and artistic director Josh Goldbloom has had his eye on the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., for years, following its programming and envying its spacious auditoriums from ...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

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