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(From left) Kim Foxx, Bill Conway, Bob Fioretti and Donna More.

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

March 16, 2020

The Cook County state's attorney race has become one of Illinois' most closely watched races nationwide this election cycle involving a celebrity, an alleged phony hate crime report, criminal justice r...

Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

Jussie Smollett's lawyer, William John Quinlan, addresses the press following the court's ruling  Oct. 22.

Judge rules city can proceed with suit against Jussie Smollett

October 23, 2019

After the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against then-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to recover costs of an investigation into his allegedly falsified racist, homophobic attack, Smollett filed a motion ...

Actor Jussie Smollett says he loves being Black

February 15, 2016

Actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the award-winning musical drama TV series “Empire,” came to Columbia for a Q&A, titled “Do Black Actors Matter,” Feb. 12 inside the 1104 S. W...

Jussie Smollett, best known for playing the character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” spoke on the importance of diversity in Hollywood at an event celebrating African-American Heritage Month.

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

Cofounder Aaron Amendola said things like dressing in Medieval garb and a love of Harry Potter can bring unity among nerd culture.

Crowdfunding kick starts ‘The Geek Show’

November 30, 2015

There is now a free haven for nerds to gather and discuss their favorite things, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that has  raised more than $3,000.“The Geek Show,” which takes place every other month at S...

One section of Adjunct Professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” was not offered for the Spring 2016 Semester. During March 2014, he spoke at a forum about academic freedom.  

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

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