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Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

MassVR’s proprietary technology will allow players to move untethered in the virtual battlegrounds of “VR Champions,” a competitive first-person shooter.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 5, 2018

Video game enthusiasts rejoice: The new wave of interactive gaming is here, pulling players and their virtual reality headsets from cramped living rooms into a fully interactive arena.This one-of-a-kind un...

New Kennedy Expressway lane to reduce future traffic

New Kennedy Expressway lane to reduce future traffic

November 28, 2016

The Kennedy Expressway is gaining an additional traffic lane near Cumberland and Harlem avenues to ease traffic congestion, according to state officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation in...

Chicago rapper Fly Fresh poses in Garfield Park near where he grew up. He began identifying with the One-Way Four Corner Hustlers, a 4CH faction aligned with other gangs in the One-Way alliance, at 8 years old. Fly Fresh, now 24, said he no longer gangbangs but still claims the gang because it’s simply a way of life on Chicago’s West Side.

Unearthing an underground empire: From the cradle to the grave

May 12, 2014

“They say if you wanna be somethin’ in life or you wanna do somethin’, hang around people that’s doin’ it.”Chicago rapper Fly Fresh takes a sip from his bottle of Don Julio and leans into th...

Strong Eyebrow Game

Strong eyebrow game

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2014

Columbia student Sydney Zenon has one strict fashion rule for herself: She cannot leave the house without filling in her perfefectly-plucked eyebrows. As she delved into the world of makeup during her ...

Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

CTA un-fare increases

By Editorial Board

December 3, 2012

The Chicago Transit Authority announced in a Nov. 20 press release that it hopes to close its $165 million budget deficit by raising the price for transit passes, trips from O’Hare and the reduced fare used by children, seniors and people with disabilities, effective mid-January. Base cash fare for rail and buses will remain the same.One-day passes will increase from $5.75 to $10, three-day passes will go from $14 to $20, seven-day pass...

O’Hare soars to top of green movement

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 12, 2012

As city officials seek to improve energy and emissions policies downtown, O’Hare International Airport is setting its own national and international benchmarks forenvironmental consciousness.At the fifth annual Airports Going Green Conference, held Nov. 5–7 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn St., O’Hare was recognized for its promotion of clean energy use and its plan to implement energy-efficient cargo l...

Obama in Chicago to vote

By James Foster

October 27, 2012

President Barack Obama flew into Chicago Thursday afternoon to vote at this home polling station. The Obama campaign is focusing major efforts on getting people to the polls early this election cycle. Early voting in Illinois started October 22 and will continue until Nov. 3 at locations throughout the city.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/ob...

‘The British are coming’ to ‘Freq Out’

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

Harrison O’Neal sits cross-legged in a leather chair with an old book in hand, his hair styled in a greased comb-over and fake rotten teeth in his mouth. A fireplace, statue and a painting mimicking his formal posture surround him in an odd scene introducing four exchange students from Bath Spa University in England to satirical American humor.Columbia’s Television Department dipped its toes in British humor during its seco...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

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