The Columbia Chronicle

Self-funded campaigns unethical

March 10, 2014

With the Illinois gubernatorial election only eight months away, criticism and promises from each candidate are growing louder. In the case of Republican frontrunner Bruce Rauner, the scrutiny reached new heights when statewide labor organization AFL-CIO filed an ethics complaint against him.The organization claimed it filed the complaint because Rauner violated the Illinois Procurement Code, which outlines what constitutes...

‘Mob Wives Chicago’ under fire

By Sophia Coleman

April 17, 2012

The hard and fast rule of the mob is that you don't talk about it, especially to the women. But times have changed, and a handful of local women with connections to the Outfit, the Chicago Mafia, are doing more than just moving their lips.While some residents would rather forget the countless crimes committed by the city’s most notorious gangsters, new light is being shed on Chicago’s dark and dirty history in a new real...

‘Mob Wives’ don’t know first thing about mafia rules

By Kaley Fowler

March 19, 2012

I’ll be honest—I was more than just a little intrigued when the reality TV craze began. Curiosity led me to watch one episode of “American Idol,” and then I fell down the rabbit hole and turned into a reality TV junkie. I found myself indulging in “America’s Next Top Model,” hungering for “Fear Factor” and in love with “The Bachelor.” I spent a significant portion of my prime-time hours watching reality...

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