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Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

April 24, 2017

The fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has made significant progress both nationwide and in Chicago but is now advancing statewide.A recently attached amendment to House Bill 198 by state Rep. Will Guzza...

Party bus shootings don’t need another ordinance

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2017

Three men in a party bus pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 6332 N. Broadway, on March 12. Two of them died after a “verbal altercation” resulted in gunfire.Two dead, one injured—the victims are now a part of the growing list of  those injured in party bus altercations that turned deadly. Since 2015, there have been 11 shootings—three fatal—while aboard what has been called a “rolling cemetery.”The alcoh...

Airport employees and other minimum wage workers gathered outside of O’Hare International Airport Nov. 29 to fight for a $15 minimum wage. 

O’Hare workers join Fight for 15

December 5, 2016

A peaceful crowd of airport workers and supporters gathered outside O’Hare International Airport Nov. 29, carrying signs demanding a $15 minimum wage and union rights as a part of Fight for 15.Nov. 29 m...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

Minimum wage increase cannot be business-focused

April 25, 2016

On April 14, minimum wage workers in Chicago and nationwide gathered to advocate for a $15 minimum wage, as reported April 18 by The Chronicle. The Fight for 15 movement, as it is called, has gained traction throughout the labor movement, and states such as California and New York have adopted plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 over a number of years.Chicago’s minimum wage is set to increase from $10 to $10.50 on Jul...

British artist Gillian Wearing’s new project is collecting window views from different countries. Fabrice Elikya Etudiant submitted a photograph from Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Worldwide window views shatter foreign stigmas through video project

February 29, 2016

Personal views can shape individual perspectives, but sharing those views might bring everyone new insights, British photographer Gillian Wearing said. Her latest visual art project showcases the colle...

Fast food workers strike for $15 an hour

November 16, 2015

Fast food workers across America rallied together to protest for a $15 hourly minimum wage. Chicago’s protestors decided to strike at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Nov. 10.  During...

Artist Marvin Tate, middle, said he has created art ranging from dioramas to spoken word for 35 years.

‘Chicago Black Artists Show’ diversifies Artists Month

October 19, 2015

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., is hosting the “Chicago Black Artists Show,” an art exhibit featuring work created solely by black artists, through Nov. 28.“It is artist...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

May 4, 2015

Ingredients5 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup water1 cup oats 1 cup flour1 cup brown sugar1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, me...


Students win with Pizza Hut campaign

April 27, 2015

Nineteen students within the Communication & Media Innovation Department’s “Campaign Practicum” course were recognized on April 10 for their original advertising campaign for Pizza Hut at the Nationa...

Budget cuts diminish watchdog capabilities

By Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2015

 Putting an editorial on the front page of a newspaper is a decidedly uncommon practice. Such pieces are normally comfined to the opinion pages while the most important news belongs on the cover of any publication. But when a media organization, in this case a college publication, is part of a developing news story, the editorial management team has to ask itself when it is appropriate to cover the story and whether it is ...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

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