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Bruno Jablonowski, carriage driver for Antique Coach and Carriage, sits with his horse, Gennie, near Water Tower Place on Friday, Sept. 21.

Chicago might say ‘nay’ to horse-drawn carriages

September 24, 2018

A long-standing tradition might be coming to the end of the road in Chicago, as animal-rights activists continue to protest horse-drawn carriages.Several aldermen representing downtown support an ordinance p...

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

By Blaise Mesa

March 4, 2018

To crack down on price gouging and provide millions of Illinoisans better access to life-saving medical prescriptions, a proposed Illinois House bill would impose punishments on companies that unjustly raise ...

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

September 25, 2017

At 26th Street and California Avenue, thousands of Cook County Jail inmates are awaiting trial. The time between arrest and trial varies. For some, it is only a matter of days while others can wait year...

Laws discriminating against transgenders will not be tolerated

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Prior to rewrites and amendments, the recent religious freedom laws enacted in Indiana and Arkansas posed a real threat to the LGBTQ community. The legislation essentially legalized discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Though the appropriate changes were made following intense backlash, the fight for equality and human rights continues as more than six states move forward with bills that discriminate against the t...


Girl power: WNBA on the rise despite inequalities

September 22, 2014

 The 2014 WNBA finals have concluded and the TV ratings are up all across the board.After three games, the 2014 WNBA finals averaged 659,000 viewers per game across all three networks it broadcasts o...

Paper or drastic?

March 31, 2014

Spring rains are quickly filling the gutters of many Chicago neighborhoods, and the excess plastic bags that have escaped the city’s recycling program often litter and clog drains. To address the related environmental concerns, aldermen Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and George Cardenas (12th Ward) have backed a ban on plastic bags.The bill would prohibit all city retailers from distributing plastic bags, requiring them to instead...

Religious exemption goes too far

February 24, 2014

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion, but in Missouri, Idaho and Arizona, recently proposed bills call into question the limits of that freedom.The pending legislation in these states would allow businesses and health care professionals to deny any medical service if the worker’s religious beliefs oppose it—a measure that runs dangerously close to enfranchising discrimination. Allow...

NATO secretary general speaks to young leaders

By Heather Scroering

May 20, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed key points that will be touched on at the NATO summit with a crowd of future leaders at the Young Atlanticist Summit on Saturday.Rasmussen honed in on three main topics including NATO’s future involvement with Afghanistan, prospective responsibilities for the organization and partnerships with other non-NATO countries.“Our goal is to make sure that Afghanistan will...

Discrepancy in sex offender sentencing

By Samuel Charles

April 8, 2011

By Sam Charles, Campus News Editor & Darryl Holliday, Metro EditorKevin Fuller’s life has changed drastically since his arrest for possession and distribution of child pornography in November 2009. Currently, the former associate professor in Columbia’s Math and Science Department is serving time in a minimum to low security prison at an undisclosed location after pleading guilty to the charges.Upon his arrest, Full...

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