The Columbia Chronicle

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Bluewater Kings reign during Chop Shop monthly showcase

Bluewater Kings reign during Chop Shop monthly showcase

February 23, 2019

Showcasing the fun and excitement of live music for parties and events, the Bluewater Kings Band put on its free monthly show and played a wide range of music Feb. 20 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.The fr...

Popup ‘babes’ extend their guest stay

Popup ‘babes’ extend their guest stay

January 23, 2017

Eight empowering business owners who “took over the block” have extended their popup shop’s time in the Loop until March.The Boss Babe is a collaborative shop created by eight female-run busine...

Filmmakers examine divide in science, religion

Filmmakers examine divide in science, religion

January 23, 2017

Local filmmakers are bringing creationism’s controversy to life with their documentary “We Believe In Dinosaurs,” an exploration of the disagreements between the scientific and religious communities.A...

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Local news site TouchVision says goodbye to Chicago

Local news site TouchVision says goodbye to Chicago

January 25, 2016

As many continue to contemplate the livelihood of print, digital news websites like TouchVision also struggle to stay afloat in a competitive digital market.Local news source company,TouchVision, which ...

Let graduate students plan Story Week

Let graduate students plan Story Week

December 14, 2015

I appreciated Professor Eric May’s response. It was very illuminating in many ways. But it was also disheartening in others. I’m unsure if Professor May feels graduate students lack the skill set to...

Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines

By METRO REPORTER

November 30, 2015

The drive to gain support for a host of transportation projects that include a CTA Lime Line linking the Blue Line’s O’Hare Airport station to the Orange Line’s Midway Airport stop has attracted at least 2,500 signatures on a petition, but still has significant financial and political hurdles to overcome, according to the two advocacy groups that are its primary sponsors.In April 2014, the Center for Neighborhood Tec...

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

Good Food Festival

March 31, 2014

The Good Food Festival and Conference connected organic and local farmers with both the public and food industry leaders. The event, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt...

More tuition, less aid

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

As many students struggle to fund their college education, some activists and professors argue that the distribution of loan and grant money, along with limited access to entrance and exit counseling, is causing problems for students.An Oct. 11 report from the National Economic Research Association found that 40 percent of the 27,000 college students polled had not received any exit counseling regarding loan debt, which h...

Health care for restaurant workers would benefit all

By Eleanor Blick

October 10, 2010

“A cobb salad with a side of common cold and a Southwestern wrap with strep throat sauce, please.”In the past year, almost two-thirds of restaurant employees worked while sick, according to a report published on Sept. 30 by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. The study described people sneezing on food, crouching behind counters to blow their noses and supervisors having little sympathy for sick workers. Some of th...

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