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Chicago to take center stage in 2019

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

By Alexandra Yetter

October 1, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a year-long focus on local theater, which will include $200,000 in financial grants, promotions and special showcases from the smallest shows to the biggest extravaganzas in the ci...

Emanuel’s opinion trumps all in choosing new ‘top cop’

April 4, 2016

 The next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department was set to be named by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and confirmed by the City Council soon after the Police Board’s recommendations were made public March 17. However, in a sadly unsurprising move, Emanuel decided those candidates were not up to par and appointed his own choice, Eddie Johnson, as interim superintendent.Johnson, who has worked for CPD for 27 years, was recen...

Emanuel’s desperation could benefit Chicago

February 29, 2016

In his latest attempt to save his reputation and approval ratings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he wants to spend more on projects in struggling Chicago neighborhoods using money from downtown developers, according to a Feb. 17 Chicago Sun-Times article.Emanuel wants to close a loophole, called the “Zoning Bonus Ordinance,” which allows downtown developers to build more square footage if they include features such as p...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

State takeover will not fix CPS

February 1, 2016

On Jan. 20, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, proposed a state takeover plan for Chicago Public Schools, according to a Jan. 20 Chicago Sun-Times article. The proposed takeover plan includes replacing the current mayor-appointed school board, weakening the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining power and allowing CPS to file...

A panel discussion on the conflict in Syria and the refugee crisis took place at The Standard Club on Dec. 8.

Sergie Attar: ‘Syrians face terror of Paris attacks every day’

December 14, 2015

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a discussion on Syria and the global refugee crisis on Dec. 8 at which panelists said the country’s people live under perpetual siege.The panel discussion too...

Angie McMahon, executive director at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., said if the “50 Shades of Grey in 50 Minutes” show does well, it might return after the second run of “Porn Minus Porn.”

New comedy show gives ‘Fifty Shades’ a cold shower

November 23, 2015

Comedy lovers can witness a live retelling of “Fifty Shades of Grey” sans the sex scenes at Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., as a holiday spin-off of the theater’s popular show “Porn Min...

The Oct. 28 Halloween edition of Big Mouth at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building featured comedy, poetry, rap and music, including a song performed by freshman music major Ayana Lawson.

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Students sang, danced and laughed at celebrity impersonations at the second Big Mouth of the Fall 2015 Semester Oct. 28. The event was a part of 24 Hour Night, Columbia’s annual series of Halloween ...

Homan square not so off-the-books

By Metro Editor

March 9, 2015

An inconspicuous warehouse in Chicago has captured the world’s attention.Homan Square, 3379 W. Fillmore St., is a former Sears Roebuck & Co. warehouse owned and operated by the Chicago Police Department since 1999. It houses the Evidence and Recovered Property Section and is open to the public. Homan Square is the only CPD facility “where members of the public can collect evidence recovered during a now complete c...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forced into a runoff by Jesus

Emanuel forced into runoff

February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, after conceding that he would not reach the 50 percent of the vote needed for reelection on Feb. 24.The t...

Featured Artist: Rebecca Brunner | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Sophomore music major Rebecca Brunner talks about her new video series "At a Glance" and how Columbia has opened doors for her as a singer/songwriter. Brunner has performed covers of top artists, such a...

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