The Columbia Chronicle

Jo Cates, Columbia’s returning library director, hopes to introduce changes that will better align with student needs.

Library puts ‘glorious changes’ in motion following staffing reductions

September 30, 2019

After a nine-year absence from Columbia, Jo Cates returned as the library director in July with much more on her desk than just book orders and budget concerns. During a time when college libraries ac...

Halftime from the Sideline

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

University of Illinois

University of Illinois protects students via smartphone app

February 23, 2015

A new smartphone application is supplying students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an easier way to contact the college’s security office.The college launched the app in response t...

The UC’s cafeteria is being completely remodeled in order to reflect the building’s new food service company. 

University Center begins cafe renovation

December 1, 2014

The University Center will begin its first full renovation of its cafeteria beginning in December.The construction is in conjunction with the residence hall’s new partnership with Chartwells, a food service...

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

September 29, 2014

The California Blue Line station, 2211 N. California Ave., will reopen Oct. 16 after 42 days of renovations. Chicago Transit Authority crews are currently working on a project called “Your New Blue,” which is set to...

Almost Famous: Uncovering the celebrity impersonating industry

Marilyn Monroe look-alike

April 11, 2013

 "I'm your biggest fan," are words Carol Woodle hears every day/ Onlookers freeze in pure shock and often approach her, sometimes crying and shaking as they try to express their admiration. “Every sin...

Parks and Renovation

By Lauryn Smith

December 12, 2011

Grant PArk, one of Chicago’s most famous recreational spaces, is getting a makeover.Beginning in September 2012, the Grant Park garage, which is under the recreational area, is being waterproofed. The park will be redesigned and its top layer will be removed in the final step of the construction process.The new park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc., will reflect the desires of community members, said Zvezdan...

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