The Columbia Chronicle

City Council protection of children hypocritical

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

In the last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Council have implemented many ordinances and programs under the guise of protecting Chicago’s children. Though the children are the justification, revenue and national attention are the real motivators for these often-controversial pieces of legislation. The city is not fooling taxpayers when they use emotionally charged justifications, so the aldermen and Emanuel should be m...

Occupy demonstrators rally against prisons

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Chants of “Prisoners are the 99 percent!” and “Racist prisons, we say no!” filled the streets of downtown Chicago as Occupy Chicago members made their way to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 W. Van Buren St.Approximately 150 protesters rallied together Feb. 20 at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle Street to raise awareness about prison conditions and the way prisoners are treated.“We’re here Occ...

City balancing act

By Vanessa Morton

February 21, 2012

As thousands of protesters, delegates and reporters descend on the streets of Chicago this May during the G-8 and NATO summits, the city must find a way to handle the volatile mix without showing a repressive side to the public.Hoping to bask in the spotlight as it hosts both summits for the first time, Chicago plans to use the opportunity to boost its status as a world-class city and give an exponential boost to its econo...

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