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Judy Biggert campaign update, 11th District

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 6, 2012

With polling places having closed at 7 p.m. CST, the 11th district congressional race between Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Judy Biggert is predicted by some to be the closest congressional race in Illinois.The 11th district has been remapped in 2010 to include DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendal counties. After the remapping, the district, which now includes Aurora and Joliet, is rumored to favor Foster.Biggert is battli...

Obama in Chicago to vote

By James Foster

October 26, 2012

President Barack Obama flew into Chicago Thursday afternoon to vote at this home polling station. The Obama campaign is focusing major efforts on getting people to the polls early this election cycle. Early voting in Illinois started October 22 and will continue until Nov. 3 at locations throughout the city.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/ob...

Disposable fashion, no passion

By Sophia Coleman

October 14, 2012

Too many mornings I wake up and think, “I have nothing to wear.” If you look into my closet, you’d probably think it looks like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Akira had a booze-induced threesome, procreated a few dozen times, and puked all over my wardrobe.There are sweaters and jeans in every color of the rainbow piled high on wire shelves next to cardigans, blouses and skirts hanging haphazardly or crumpled on th...

Officials unite

By Gregory Cappis

December 5, 2011

To ensure students focus more on their schoolwork and less on safety, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department are using a new technique to help put schoolchildren’s minds at ease.The departments are collaborating with the use of the strategic control computer program, CompStat, to help deter crime in and around schools. The program is already being used by the CPD and will now be used to target crime trend...

Urban Dolorosa

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Urban Dolorosa is a multimedia ceremony to honor the school age children and teenagers that were killed by violence over the past 3 school years in Chicago. The ceremony took place in 5 locations throughout the city and brought together all groups of people to honor those they have lost to violence. Urban Dolorosa included a musical choir, poetry and photographs. The piece brought out many individuals to pay their respects incl...

Students deserve better

By Editorial Board

September 18, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard have been fighting to extend the school day by 90 minutes as part of a larger initiative to improve the troubled school system. The Chicago Teachers Union rejected the proposed longer day, with CTU President Karen Lewis saying that more quality, not quantity, is what is needed to create a better learning environment.CPS already has one of the shortest sch...

CPS leaders quarrel over schools

By Gregory Cappis

September 18, 2011

Hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium to watch what they thought would be a boxing match between the leaders on opposite sides of the education playing field. However, the spectators found the boxing match to be more of a pillow fight with both sides tending to agree with each other.Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Page Editor, hosted a discussion between John-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools’ CEO, and...

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