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The parents of Barbara and Patricia Grimes and their surviving daughter, Therese, at the murder inquest. Barbara Grimes and Patricia Grimes are two girls who disappeared on December 28, 1956, in Chicago. They were found dead on January 22, 1957.

‘Chicago History Cop’ making headway in Grimes sisters’ murder case

October 25, 2019

The Chicago Machine, false confessions and even the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Elvis Presley—all played major roles in the real-life Chicago drama of the ‘50s: the unsolved  murder of the Grimes siste...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

“Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery” is playing at The Blackout Cabaret on Thursdays April 5–May 31, then moving to Judy’s Beat Lounge Saturday’s June 2–30, both at 230 W. North Ave. 

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

April 1, 2018

In a dimly-lit cabaret, a detective interrogates individuals, hoping to solve a murder in “Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery,” an audience participation-themed entertainment.Performing at The B...

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offenders

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame  protection for child sex offenders

By Eric Bradach

March 27, 2017

Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, introduced Senate Bill ...

Disabled people murdered by family members honored | The Columbia Chronicle

March 6, 2017

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network held a vigil March 1 at Daley Plaza honoring disabled people across the nation who were murdered at the hands of family members or caregivers....

Cure Violence works to reduce violence in Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

Cure Violence hosted an event Feb. 23 at Sidney Austin LLP, 1 S. Dearborn St., to fundraise and increase awareness of its organization, which aims to reduce violence nationwide by taking a public health approach.Music C...

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

Trump may mean third term for Emanuel

By Eric Bradach

February 6, 2017

Sixteen bullets pumped into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was the turning point for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The police dash-cam footage, released November 2015, turned the man who just won re-election in April 2...

The Annoyance’s show “It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!” plays with the theme of holiday family snipefests in violent fashion. 

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

The Newberry Library celebrates Black History Month through Emmett Till exhibit

February 15, 2016

Loyola University Chicago professor Elliott Gorn presented “Emmett Till:  Why His Story Still Matters” to a few dozen people Feb. 11 at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.Till was a 14-year-ol...

Garbage truck while station outside of University Center, 525 S State St., one of the residence halls at Columbia.

‘Go Bagless’ campaign prompts recycling awareness in Chicago

December 3, 2015

The City of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation launched its "Go Bagless" public education campaign Nov. 16 to urge residents to stop using plastic bags and start recycling materials in blu...

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