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Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 12, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 8, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

College Assembly to unify campus

By Heather Scroering

December 12, 2011

Opportunities for students, staff and faculty to work together on a college campus can be rare. However, the creation of the College Assembly is doing just that by bringing the community together to create change.The College Assembly is an “information sharing” committee consisting of constituents of student, full- and part-time faculty and staff bodies, which will meet throughout each semester to discuss both internal and ...

Cameras catch speed

By Gregory Cappis

November 14, 2011

It’s all about the children, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have approved a bill that would allow speed cameras to be placed within 1/8 of a mile of schools and parks. Current red-light cameras could be converted to monitor speed, and mobile monitoring units could be put in priority zones, if Governor Pat Quinn signs the legislation. The cameras would ticket motorists traveling...

Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 11, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

Chicago May Day Rally 2011

By Cristina Aguirre

May 6, 2011

Hundreds of people marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza for the traditional May Day rally, a protest march to support immigration reform. Many local organizations from the GLBT, Justice without Borders, the Immigrant Youth Justice League, Latinos Progresando,etc,. joined in on the rally. Photos by Armando Silva.

‘Coming out of the shadows’ rally at Daley Plaza

By Cristina Aguirre

March 13, 2011

Chicago's immigration rights advocates marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza on March 11 for "Coming Out of the Shadows: Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic" rally. Advocates marched on the 5th anniversary of the pro-immigrant mega-marches of 2006. The Chronicle goes to Daley plaza and talks to a few Chicago youth who are coming out of the shadows....

D.C. goes crazy for sanity

By Contributing Writer

November 1, 2010

by Heather McGraw, contributing writerTaking a 17-hour bus ride from Chicago to Washington, D.C. for a satirical three-hour political rally might not be considered sane, but for Mesum Norat it was a necessity.“I’m just an average guy who works Monday through Friday, goes home, goes to sleep, then wakes up in the morning and reads all these newspapers, which are all about the hate. When I heard about this rally, I’m l...

College publishes first marketing journal

By Shardae Smith

October 24, 2010

The college’s Marketing Communication Department recently published its first edition of “The Journal of Need and Want,” a look at life in the consumer world through a collection of short stories, journal entries, poems and letters submitted by Columbia students, faculty, staffand alumni.As a child, Margaret Sullivan, chair of the Marketing Communication Department, knew advertisers wouldn’t get far if they didn’t l...

FBI raids activists’ homes

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 3, 2010

by: Darryl Holliday and Meghan KeyesIt is 7 a.m. on a Friday morning, and Doug Michel is in Minnesota visiting his friends, whom he met working on a protest at the 2008 Republican National Convention. There’s a knock at the apartment door. The FBI enters, serving a search warrant and a subpoena to one of the roommates, Tracy Molm. By Michel’s account, he and friends were instructed to sit in the corner, asked not to move...

Battle over city police

By Darryl Holliday

September 19, 2010

Chants of “More police, no Weis” could be heard blocks away from Chicago’s police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave., during a rally on Sept. 15, at which members of the Chicago Police Department displayed their disappointment with Police Superintendent Jody Weis.Led by the Fraternal Order of Police, the rally drew hundreds of officers, potential mayoral candidates and city residents to demand that Weis resign immediately.A range of issues were presented, from the shortage of city poli...

Community rallies against gang activity

By mlekovic

September 27, 2009

A crowd of students, teachers and concerned Chicago residents gathered Sept. 23 as 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez, Mayor Richard Daley and other community officials voiced their anger over drug abuse and gang violence that students of Chicago Public Schools have to deal with on a daily basis.More than 200 people attended the annual rally. Protesters marched from Falconer School, 3020 N. Lamon Ave., to a parking lot at 4621 W. ...

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