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The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave the 2017 Infrastructure Address at the Laborers Training Center at 5700 W Homer Street on Jan. 9 promising job creation and investments in transportation.

Emanuel: ‘Let’s get to work’

February 13, 2017

“A future that works for all of us and is even brighter than our past” were the closing words and summary of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2017 Infrastructure Address Feb. 9.On the five-year anniversary of...

Toying with the family business

Toying with the  family business

By Zoë Eitel

February 13, 2017

Growing up, Chad Braverman had no idea what his father did for a living. He was a teen when he found out the family business was sex—specifically sex toys. After refurbishing a rubber company, Braverma...

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...

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th Ward) and the Sterling Bay Co., a real estate investment and development company, are teaming up to bring the first public library to Chicago’s West Loop near Skinner West Elementary School.

Alderman working to build public library in West Loop

November 28, 2016

Renovations and development have attracted many new residents to the West Loop over the past 20 years, and soon, they may be able to enjoy a public library in the neighborhood, according to Ald. Walter Bu...

The college community voiced their critiques of Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s recently drafted mission statement at an Oct. 31 forum.

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

Science Storms

February 9, 2015

Science Storms is an exhibit in the Museum of Science and Industry, which features seven naturally occurring phenomena in the world: lightning, avalanches, tsunamis, fire, sunlight, tornadoes and atoms in mot...

Noise complaints rise among residents near O’Hare Airport

Noise complaints rise among residents near O’Hare Airport

December 8, 2014

Northwest Side residents, the Federal Aviation Administration and O’Hare International Airport have been waging an ongoing war regarding noise complaints.According to the O’Hare Noise Compatibilit...

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Free HIV testing returns to campus

September 8, 2014

After a two-year hiatus, free on-campus HIV testing will return to Columbia to promote safe sex. On-campus HIV testing had been discontinued in 2012 after city funding that supported the service was cut. Without the funding, the college could no longer afford to provide it, said Mar...

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

May 12, 2014

Barely averted airplane collisions at O’Hare International Airport have prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to implement air traffic changes to reduce safety risks, despite increased noise surround...

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...

Aldermen question O’Hare contract

By Angelica Sanchez

January 27, 2013

In September 2012, the city awarded a five-year O’Hare International Airport janitorial contract to South Loop-based United Maintenance Co. Now, allegations against the company have prompted five aldermen to ask Chicago’s Inspector General to launch an investigation into United Maintenance and its practices.Recent Chicago Sun-Times reports revealed that the head of the company, Richard Simon, failed to disclose during the bidd...

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