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Carol Marin, an NBC Chicago journalist, moderated the attorney general candidate forum. 

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

March 12, 2018

After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in 2017, a plethora of candidates have entered the March 20 primary to succeed her. All 10 candidates met at a March 7 forum at the Union L...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

Recall elections of Chicago officials in honor of Laquan McDonald have support, but many doubt the bill will be successful in the Illinois State House.

Recall election procedures requested in honor of Laquan

October 31, 2016

One day before the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, legislation written in the 17-year-old’s name was introduced that would permi...

People gathered outside Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans St. to rally for a pay raise at the Chicago Reader. Oct. 6.

‘Chicago can’t afford to lose the Reader’—Chicago’s alt-weekly rallies support, places pressure on owners

October 10, 2016

Huddled under the Chicago Sun-Times building and confined to a small bit of sidewalk, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Oct. 6, rallying to save the Chicago Reader, proving the iconic paper is not going anywhe...

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

May 17, 2016

Dick Kiphart, the chair of Columbia’s board of trustees since 2013, has stepped down from his position due to an extended surgical recovery period and will be replaced by trustee member Bill Wolf, wh...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

MAP Grant veto threatens graduation | The Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Feb. 2 he plans to veto a bill that would fund grants provided by the state to low income students. On Feb. 16, members of several Chicago colleges gathered at the Thompson Center...

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

February 16, 2015

With so many burger joints in Chicago, was there ever really a need for the Washington D.C. restaurateurs of Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash Ave., to open shop in the city? Traditional burger and shake f...

Allen Gilmore and Alfred H. Wilson play Vladimir and Estragon in Ron OJ Parson's rendition of Samuel Beckett's

‘Waiting for Godot’ show about nothing and everything at once

February 2, 2015

“Nothing happens. Nobody comes. Nobody goes.”The character Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s play is quoted in a way that perfectly sums up the plot of “Waiting for Godot.” While the performances on J...

iPhone Anxiety

iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

January 26, 2015

Being separated from a ringing iPhone can lead to symptoms of physiological anxiety , as well as decreased cognitive performance, according to a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Computer-Medi...


Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

The Chicago Police Department recovered firearms sold from the above gun stores between 2009-2013, making up nearly 20 percent of the illegal firearms used in crimes in Chicago.  

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

November 10, 2014

Wearing a suit jacket, slacks and a blue tie with yellow stripes, Ronald Holt, commander of the Chicago Police Department’s Special Activities Unit, looks like a normal businessman or typical high-r...

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