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Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

February 25, 2019

With the Feb. 26 mayoral election just  a day away, Chicago residents may need to brush up on their politics to figure out which of the 14 candidates they will vote for to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel....

Logan’s Crossings development in works to transform Logan Square

Logan’s Crossings development in works to transform Logan Square

January 22, 2019

The fast changing Logan Square began the year with another mixed-used development, once again sparking concerns about gentrification and displacement. On Jan. 4, the city's Department of Buildings awa...

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Chicago’s Labor Day Legacy

September 5, 2018

The Chronicle takes to the streets to test Chicagoans' knowledge of their city's history with labor day. While reporting information regarding strikes on the South Side in 1893 helped create the insti...

Chicagoland farms tap pop culture for corn maze designs

Chicagoland farms tap pop culture for corn maze designs

October 16, 2017

Vying for consumer attention, Chicagoland farms and orchards are getting more elaborate in their corn maze designs, drawing on pop culture with sports, film and even video game references to draw in t...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

The relationship between marijuana and the sudden hunger smokers experience is a little less hazy thanks to researchers at Yale University. Researchers have discovered the neurological basis for “the...

Taxi drivers protest UberX

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

Mayoral Candidates Court Columbia Students Before Election

February 16, 2015

Columbia College Chicago hosted the last mayoral forum on Feb. 11 in Film Row Cinema, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building, two weeks before the 2015 mayoral election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Willie Wil...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

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