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Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

Fifth Star Awards inspire attendees

Fifth Star Awards inspire attendees

September 22, 2014

The inaugural Fifth Star Awards honored the work of four artists and one national historic landmark Sept. 17 at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.The award ceremony, conceived by Mayor Rahm Emanuelâ€...


By Tyler Davis

December 10, 2012

The U.S. has more than 245 million Internet users, or 78 percent of the population, according to Based on the recent election, this means the country has more Internet users than voters, as only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned out this year, according to a Nov. 8 article. Politicians are now beginning to take advantage of the hyper-engaged audience they’ve found online.California Rep. Zo...

Mayor Rahm does good, breaks bad Daley deals

By Editorial Board

April 1, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has undertaken an aggressive series of actions since he came into office. From installing speed cameras to closing down schools, he has made it clear he intends to end an era of lenient government policy.In fact, Emanuel has undone two deals former Mayor Richard M. Daley had his hands in while in office. Emanuel’s moves are bold and will have consequences, but his actions are necessary and requiredby law.One ...

Time to skate

By Nader Ihmoud

December 5, 2011

Those Ice skates can come out of hibernation. Chicago’s 11 different ice rinks are finally opening again for the winter season.The one with the highest profile—the McCormick-Tribune rink in Millennium Park, located at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street—opened on Nov. 18. Not surprisingly, the rink, which draws approximately 100,000 people annually, was packed with people on the first night. Among them was Debbie Smith,...

‘City within a city’ turns 50

By HermineBloom

December 5, 2010

The three-and-a-half acre complex across from Wacker Drive between State and Dearborn streets, or what’s known as Marina City, was conceived by architect Bertrand Goldberg in 1959. He used “city” in its title because, as he saw it, a multi-use complex with residences and stores where people could live, work, shop, work out and dock their boats without leaving the complex was an urban architectural dream—a true symbol ...

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

November 22, 2010

In “Deathly Hallows Part I,” Harry, Ron and Hermione (played by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, respectively) are tasked with destroying what are known as horcruxes—objects that house the fragmented soul of the series’ main villain, Lord Voldemort. Once they complete the task, Voldemort can finally be vanquished and everyone can live happily ever after. The Chronicle's film critic, Drew Hunt, reviews...

A run for his health

By Cristina Aguirre

October 17, 2010

Thousands of runners participated in the 33rd Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10. While many ran for charities, others, like Pedro Gonzalez, 44, ran for their health and children. After becoming tired of being overweight, Gonzalez changed his lifestyle and became determined to run the marathon for the second consecutive year. He said he wants to become an inspiration for his children. The Chronicle followed the lo...

Outdoor skating rink builds memories, muscles

By JeffGraveline

November 16, 2009

As the temperature drops in Chicago, residents and visitors will soon have a new outdoor activity to keep them busy during the winter months. The Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice-Skating Rink opens to the public on Nov. 18 and will be open until March 14, 2010.The outdoor rink, successor to the famous Skate on State, began set up for the season over the Nov. 14 - 16 weekend.With more than 100,000 people expected to at...

Day in the park meets night at the theater

By WilliamPrentiss

October 18, 2009

Jay Pritzker Pavilion’s grand stage wouldn’t normally be considered a testament to Chicago’s working class, but come Oct. 22, its extravagant steel will echo the words of Chicago’s common folk.“Bread and Salt,” Chicago Actors Wordshop stage reading, will kick off the new event series featuring local area theater troupes. The first work will be stage readings from the work of poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandb...

Exhibit documents landmarks from the ground up

By WilliamPrentiss

October 4, 2009

An exposed Cloud Gate, better known as The Bean, hangs in a framed photo in the Harold Washington Library Center, its crisscrossing steel innards waiting for the final loose skin that will complete the structure.The photo is one of 42 unfinished Millennium Park monuments lining the walls for the Chicago Public Library’s new exhibit, “Building an Icon: Construction Photographs of Millennium Park.”The photos were taken over t...

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