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Chicago Blackhawks take stadium series by storm

Chicago Blackhawks take stadium series by storm

March 10, 2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series found a home in the Bears' den as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins in an outdoor game at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, on Mar...

NLRB trial concludes

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

by Lindsey Woods & Alexandra KukulkaThe legal proceedings involving Columbia’s part-time faculty union and the college resumed Nov. 27 after a month-long hiatus.Testimony on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 concluded the trial in National Labor Relations Board court under administrative law judge Geoffrey Carter. His final decision concerning P-Fac’s accusations that the college is not bargaining in good faith will be announced Jan...

CTA fare hikes cause unrest

By Kaley Fowler

December 3, 2012

Public transit customers may soon find themselves paying 16 to 75 percent more for bus and rail passes under the proposed 2013 Chicago Transit Authority budget.The budget, introduced Nov. 20, would increase the cost of transit passes in an effort to shave $50 million from the CTA’s $165 million deficit.“These changes put the ‘doomsday’ budgets of the past behind us,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool in a writt...

Bulls relocation impacts suburb, West Loop and players

By Kyle Rich

December 3, 2012

The Bulls are back in Chi-town.The team announced plans Nov. 16 to move its practice facility from the Sheri L. Berto Center in Deerfield, Ill., to a new facility adjacent to the Bulls home court at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., according to a press release issued by the team.The move is expected to occur in time for the 2014-2015 season, when the facility is slated for completion, the release said.The release cred...

New fitness center offers winter haven for athletes

By Brandon Smith

November 24, 2012

A new fitness center, located directly across from The Dwight Lofts, opened Oct. 23 and offers a new workout facility for students who are serious about fitness.Lacuna Fitness, 645 S. Clark St., is more of a training facility for athletes than a recreation center for casual members, according to owner Chris Spurlock. The gym is currently not open to the public to purchase memberships, but students can sign up to work with ...

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

By Ahmed Hamad

November 19, 2012

Since its first run in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schultz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comics in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters came to life through other mediums, including animated TV specials and theater productions. More than 60 years later, Charlie Brown and the gang have come to Chicago in an exhibit that chroni...

A “Beanstock” to music

By Ahmed Hamad

November 12, 2012

One of Columbia's Entrepreneurship classes put on a concert to raise funds for Rock for Kids, an initiative that brings music education to undeserved children in Chicago. The name Beanstock came from the combination of Woodstock and Chicago's infamous bean. The event took place Wednesday night at 7 at Columbia's HAUS at 623 S. Wabash Ave. Joshua Fletcher, The Man in My Shoes, Jordan Burk and Reid Bower came to perform at ...

Crime Commission awards gang-violence reduction efforts

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 12, 2012

Individuals, organizations and law enforcement professionals who have contributed to violence prevention in Chicago were honored on Nov. 7 during the Stars of Distinction 2012 Awards Dinner sponsored by the Chicago Crime Commission.The dinner, held at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., brought together law enforcement officials and community groups to collaborate on methods for decreasing gang violence in the cit...

Romney, Big Bird not of same feather

By Trevor Ballanger

October 14, 2012

Mitt Romney caused a media uproar with his statement during the Oct. 3 presidential debate about cutting funding for the Public Broadcasting System. Needless to say, a rather large yellow bird, whose address happens to be 123 Sesame Street, was really pissed.During the debate, Big Bird did what most creatures of the sky do best—he tweeted.“Yo Mitt Romney, Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters F & U!” @B...

Urban Objects for Fitness Serve Multiple Uses

By Kyle Rich

October 7, 2012

With so many places in the city to run, walk or bike, it’s easy to miss other outdoor fitness options that capitalize on a full-body workout. Although extra equipment is usually needed for this, it is often already provided by the city.A fitness site popped up at Navy Pier on Oct. 8 that demonstrated how everyday city objects can be used for strength training. The 30-by-30 foot site had different stations displaying thes...

NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 22, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

Stand Off in Uptown

By Brent Lewis

December 8, 2011

Four people were arrested after a six-hour standoff on Dec. 5 on the 4600 block of North Broadway. Three individuals barricaded themselves in a building around 4:15 after another individual involved in a firearms investigation, was arrested six hours earlier. The individuals involved were “wanted” and Town Hall District officers and ATF agents were notified that they were in the Chicago area. The incident caused the CTA ...

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