The Columbia Chronicle

Photography alumna weeks from stardom

February 10, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, a Columbia alumna was anxiously waiting for a phone call that most filmmakers can only dream about. Caryn Capotosto was about to find out if her film would be nominated for...

Featured Athlete: Megan Pyrz

By Brandon Smith

September 10, 2012

Megan Pyrz, a sophomore at DePaul University, started playing goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team as a freshman. She was recently named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week, based on the outstanding season she has recorded so far. In six games, she has allowed only three goals and has made 27 saves, the second most in the Big East conference. The Chronicle met with the Minnesota native before she went home for the Minnesota Gold C...

At least you have your health?

By Samuel Charles

March 6, 2012

Last week, it was announced that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had brokered a deal to close Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants in the Pilsen and Little Village communities. The company that owns the plants, Midwest Generation, has been under mounting scrutiny in recent years after several studies have shown that people who live in the immediate vicinity have dramatically higher rates of respiratory problems, such as emphysema and as...

Coyote Festival-The Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts

By Brent Lewis

October 4, 2011

Coyote FestivalThe Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts is a three day art fest hosted by the Flat Iron Artist's Association, kicks off Friday night at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. Painters photographers, musicians, jewelers and more welcome guest to enjoy their work in their studio space of the Flat Iron building.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://www.columbiachronic...

Coal plant plans false

By Samuel Charles

May 2, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency’s lawsuit against Midwest Generation EME LLC, a local energy company, and its two coal plants in Pilsen and Little Village is ongoing. However, plans to build a third coal plant in downtown Chicago have proven to be an elaborate hoax.The Yes Men, a political and social activist group, managed to trick many South Loop residents into believing another plant was to be built on an empty lot ...

The Energy Generation

By Darryl Holliday

September 13, 2010

A handful of aldermen and one business in particular greatly influence the air city residents breathe.Critics are seeing red over campaign contributions from Midwest Generation, owner of the city’s two coal-burning power plants, to select aldermen, including those involved with a proposal that would limit air emissions.Contributions to aldermen by the owner of the Crawford Generating Station in Little Village, 3501 S. Pulaski Road, an...

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