The Columbia Chronicle

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has targeted Democratic primary candidate J.B. Pritzker with multiple ads associating him with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

February 12, 2018

With eight registered candidates vying for Illinois governor in the March 20 primary, a plethora of attack ads have flooded the state’s media, which may leave a sour taste in voters and steer them a...

Lauren Keeling, junior art + design major, and Ameena Igram, junior communications major at DePaul University, donate food to displaced residents in Valparaiso, Chile.  A forest fire spread through the hills, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

Students aid fire-ravaged city in Chile

April 28, 2014

Thick smoke blackened the sky as a wildfire spread through Valparaiso, Chile, forcing more than 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes. After firefighters extinguished the flames, Lauren Keeling, a junior art + design major at Columbia, and Ameena Igram, a junior communications ma...

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Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Results Update

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Here are the results as of 7:45 p.m.:Tennessee and Arkansas have been called in favor of Romney.New Jersey has gone to Obama. Obama has 79 electoral votes and Romney has 73.Democrats have gained two Senate seats. Twenty-eight House seats have gone to Democrats and 56 to Republicans.

Results coming in, not enough to make predictions

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Results are starting to come in. Of the first three states that closed polls, only New Hampshire was considered by pollsters to be a swing state. The other two, Kentucky and Indiana, were expected to go to Mitt Romney, and that’s exactly what happened.The first big battleground state to begin reporting results is Florida, where polls closed at 6 p.m. CST.A Romney victory in Florida, which so far isn’t out of the question...

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

National decisions, local problem

By Darryl Holliday

April 25, 2011

With newly mandated power to regulate the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing congressional legislation to the opposite effect—including a vote from Illinois Senator Mark Kirk that would weaken the EPA’s ability to clean certain air pollutants.Kirk’s vote on March 16, his first on a major environmental issue since being sworn in to his Senate seat on Nov. 29, 2010, was in support of an amendment t...

Census to cost $10 billion more than in 2000

By Patrick Smith

March 29, 2010

This year’s census, which was mailed out on March 15, will cost taxpayers $10 billion more than it did in 2000.The extra costs are partly due to an aggressive advertising and public relations campaign raising awareness about the census, which included an ad aired during the Super Bowl.Critics have called the cost, estimated to be $14.7 billion, too great, and the United States Government Accountability Office put the census o...

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