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EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

February 15, 2019

Columbia will host its first Lavender Ceremony May 1, as reported on the Front Page. Lavender Ceremonies celebrate LGBTQ graduates and their academic achievements at the college. Ceremonies like this h...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

Carol Marin, an NBC Chicago journalist, moderated the attorney general candidate forum. 

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

March 12, 2018

After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in 2017, a plethora of candidates have entered the March 20 primary to succeed her. All 10 candidates met at a March 7 forum at the Union L...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan gave opening remarks at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform panel, calling sexual harassment a

State lawmakers discuss methods to reduce sexual harassment

February 21, 2018

A recent panel of Illinois lawmakers called for revisions to the current reporting and filing process of sexual harassment claims for individuals working in state government.Organized by the Illinois C...

Madeline Moran (left) and Lorelei Glaser, from Western Springs, Illinois, hold signs at the starting point of the second Women's March Chicago on Jan. 20. The March grew to approximately 300,000 people and congregated at Federal Plaza.

Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

January 20, 2018

On the day the federal government shut down, approximately 300,000 people went to work and marched Chicago’s streets.One year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, his critics rallie...

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

By Eric Bradach

October 30, 2017

About $40,000 deep in student loan debt, Deyatres Dewalt heard an advertisement on the car radio that seemed too good to be true. Dewalt called the company, Teldebt Solutions Inc., in April 2015, and...

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

Interim chair of merged Cinema, Television department appointed

May 1, 2017

Eric Scholl, associate chair and professor in the Television Department, has been appointed interim chair of Columbia’s new Cinema and Television Arts Department, which informally announces the upcoming merger of the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. Combining the ...

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit April 6 accusing a Joliet woman of defrauding four Illinois residents out of more than $10,000. 

Chicago immigrants falling victim to law fraud

April 17, 2017

Immigration law is complex and difficult to navigate for even a trained practitioner, let alone immigrants not familiar with American laws. This can often lead them to fall victim to scams, said Susan Fortino, ...

FOX makes mistakes,  recognizes its faults

FOX makes mistakes, recognizes its faults

February 27, 2017

The Feb. 20 episode of "24: Legacy" covered the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. hour of the 24-hour-long season. In one scene, U.S. government officials review footage of attacks a terrorist they are pursuing suppose...

Illinois budget gridlock threatens state worker paychecks

Illinois budget gridlock threatens state worker paychecks

February 6, 2017

State employees may find their paychecks on hold if a court grants Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s recent motion to put a halt on state worker payments, unless a budget passes by Feb. 28. T...

Popular student loan lenders hit with state, federal lawsuits

Popular student loan lenders hit with state, federal lawsuits

January 30, 2017

Former college student and current business owner Shellie Wass said she took out federal and private loans from 2008 to 2010 from Sallie Mae to help pay tuition at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. By t...

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