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Mayoral Endorsement: Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

The Columbia Chronicle Editorial Board endorses Rahm Emanuel for a second term as mayor of Chicago.The many difficult and often contentious decisions Emanuel made during his four-year tenure as mayor were meticulously picked apart by Chicagoans, aldermen, critics and even the Chronicle staff, but Emanuel is the best choice for the city of Chicago. It is easy during a politician’s term to see all of the bad in what they...

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

Alumni introduce Pink Hippo Productions as outlet for graduates

Alumni introduce Pink Hippo Productions as outlet for graduates

November 10, 2014

Two Columbia alumni have banded together to launch Pink Hippo Productions, a Chicago-based digital video and film production company. Pink Hippo Productions is not your average cinema company, as it prefers to hire recent grads of Chicago film schools, according to founders Nick Pue...

LeAlan Jones Educates the Information Generation | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

First year seminar students expected the visiting author of “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” LeAlan Jones, to speak about his book. Instead, he leaves that topic behind an...

Alderman Fioretti running for mayor

Alderman Fioretti running for mayor

September 22, 2014

Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) made a formal public announcement at East-West University Sept. 13 that he will be running for mayor  of Chicago in February 2015.If elected, Fioretti said his main f...

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

April 21, 2014

Sophomore photography major Charles Matz works out of his parents’ garage to create glass marbles, pendants and pipes to grow his blossoming glassblowing company, Matz Glass.Drawing inspiration from as...

Smartphone app streamlines parking bills

Smartphone app streamlines parking bills

March 31, 2014

Frequent trips to refill parking meters could be a thing of the past with the implementation of a city-sponsored smartphone application that would allow drivers to pay for parking using their cellphone...

How-to: Simple Sun Salutation

March 17, 2014

Sivananda Yoga's approach to the sun salutation brings prana, or energy, into the body with an emphasis on correct breathing techniques. Katrina Ryan, a yoga instructor at the Columbia Dance Center, 1306 ...

Portfolio Center hosts Creative Worker Series

By Contributing Writer

February 20, 2014

In an effort to help students get a head start in their career, the Portfolio Center, the college’s career center, has introduced a new series of events called the Creative Worker Series.Christie Andersen Asif, career development specialist, led the first installment of the Creative Worker Series, a new combination of the Freelance Toolkit series and Career Wednesdays, at the Portfolio Center in the Wabash Campus Building, 623...

Residents, city officials take back streets

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 8, 2012

With the number of homicides in Chicago topping 400 deaths on Sept. 29, city leaders organized a rally against violence in the 31st Ward in conjunction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez.At the head of the march were Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. After parents, teachers and children of the ...

Privatization factors into youth homelessness

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

As the city looks to decrease spending, programs that combat teen homelessness have undergone a reduction in staffing and funding.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Aug. 23 that privatizing transportation services for the homeless would save the city $1.7 million, which would affect 17,000 at-risk youths on the streets or living with other families. This came after the Illinois House of Representatives voted to decrease the budg...

Mayor touts economic plan

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

By Megan Purazrang, Contributing WriterThe Chicago region could see its economy grow as it implements a new development plan that seeks to use strategic job and networking ideas to compete againstother regions.The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international association that assists governments in programs and research that fight poverty and foster prosperity, partnered with the City of Chicago, the sta...

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