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The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

May 24, 2019

      From around the campus to across the city, Columbia's 2018-2019 school year marked many highs and lows for college students and Chicagoans alike. From the acrimonious contract...

‘Herstory’ is made: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as mayor of Chicago

May 20, 2019

A new era in Chicago has begun with the swearing in of three women to the most powerful political positions in the city, with all eyes on Mayor Lori Lightfoot—the city’s first black, female, LGBTQ ma...

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

May 17, 2019

Raquel Monroe, co-director of academic diversity, equity and inclusion, pointed to everyone sitting around her and said they were all sitting at the table because they were leaders. A group of 17 Columbia...

Chicagoans share their vote

April 9, 2019

Chicago held the runoff mayoral election between candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle on April 2. Lightfoot won with 73.7% of the vote, making her the first openly-gay black woman to be elected...

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

March 22, 2019

Toni Preckwinkle wants to continue delivering progressive change to Chicagoans, if elected mayor in the April 2 runoff. Preckwinkle said she pushed to revamp ailing communites during her 28 years in civi...

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

February 27, 2019

Chicago is poised to have its first black woman mayor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will face off in an April 2 runoff election...

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

Race, representation and repression: Chicago voters are looking for changes

By Yasmeen Sheikah

January 28, 2019

After two terms in office that may be most remembered for police shootings, school closings and an exodus of residents, Chicago’s mayoral race is wide open. A diverse pool of 14 candidates are vying to repla...

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

OPINION: Education must overcome discrimination

By Kaci Watt

January 26, 2019

Second lady Karen Pence is openly supporting sexual discrimination by accepting a position at a school known for homophobic beliefs and practices. This is inexcusable, especially for someone of such hig...

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

November 26, 2018

The ongoing battle between Chicago and big tobacco companies and e-cigarette distributors has intensified after a Nov. 12 announcement of a lawsuit against multiple retailers.City attorneys filed a lawsui...

film review: Whoville shines in modern twist on Dr. Seuss classic

film review: Whoville shines in modern twist on Dr. Seuss classic

November 11, 2018

In Ron Howard’s 2000 version of the Dr. Seuss classic, the Grinch is brought to life by Jim Carrey wearing green special effects makeup and a Santa suit.Carrey’s Grinch is sarcastic, mean and creepy. ...

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

November 5, 2018

Chicago residents have the opportunity to purchase vacant plots of land for just $1 through the  next  round of the Large Lots program, one of the recommendations in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Five-Year ...

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

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