The Columbia Chronicle

Jim Allen, communication director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, noticed an up-tick in early and mail-in voting in the 2018 primaries.

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Artist Disabilities

By Trevor Ballanger

October 29, 2012

Artists of every medium face creative dilemmas. Sometimes it’s self-doubt, other times it’s a lack of focus. For a select few, it’s a lifelong disability.Stella De Genova, a visually impaired painter in Chicago, has spent years adjusting to her condition. When she was 16 years old, she found out she had a degenerative retinal disease and would eventually lose her vision. Today, she has about 15 percent of her eyesight le...

Out of the shadows of corruption

By Kaley Fowler

April 23, 2012

With reputations for being corrupt, government officials in Chicago and Illinois are under scrutiny, especially in light of the recent Rod Blagojevich trial and prison sentence. In an effort to combat this image, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform is working to diminish the negative connotations surrounding governmental actions within the state.During an April 18 panel discussion sponsored by the ICPR, a nonpartisan...

Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts

By Samuel Charles

June 27, 2011

Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was found guilty on 17 of the 20 counts he faced. The verdict was announced on June 27. In counts 11 and 16—both attempted extortion—the jury could not reach a consensus. In count 17, solicitation of a bribe, the jury found Blagojevich not guilty.

Loyola stuns UIC at the buzzer

By Etheria Modacure

February 17, 2011

The University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (7-21, 2-14) has dealt with close defeats throughout this season. Losing to Loyola University (15-12, 6-10) on Feb. 16, added more turmoil to their season.With 4.6 seconds left, the Ramblers pushed the ball up court, and guard Courtney Stanley drained the game-winning three pointer at the buzzer in overtime.The Flames had just taken a two point lead, 66-64 when forward Dipanjot S...

Blago’s trial may skew votes

By SpencerRoush

December 14, 2009

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged unethical actions in the governor’s office have been at the center of political jokes since his arrest on Dec. 9, 2008. During the past year, Blagojevich has sat on the couch of almost every major TV talk show and he continues to make headlines.  But these headlines and his upcoming trial may be a hindrance to his fellow Democrats who are running for office next year, according to...

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