The Columbia Chronicle

Illegal gun trading is not a right

May 9, 2016

Legislation that was due to be introduced in the Illinois House the week of May 2 could significantly decrease illegal gun sales and trade in Illinois, according to an April 28 Chicago Tribune article.The legislation is backed by Democrats in the Illinois House and Gabby Giffords, a former Arizona Congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt and is now a major advocate for restrictions on gun trade and sales. It is...

The Harold Ramis Film School will teach students to create comic film and video.

Second City film school to emphasize humor in filmmaking

February 22, 2016

The Second City will be adding the Harold Ramis Film School—the world’s first comedy-focused filmmaking program, which opens in September 2016—to its newly constructed training center. The film schoo...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

From left, Maggie Greenlees, Kishá Jones and Julie Sollinger made blankets on Oct. 21 for Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital patients during an event honoring co-workers who died in a 2003 fire.

Office of the Public Guardian honors colleagues lost in fire

October 26, 2015

Employees of the Cook County Public Guardian’s office made blankets and activity packets for the children at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital on Oct. 21  to honor co-workers who ...

High-fashion Halloween

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

This year, Fuzzy tigers, sequined skeletons and polka-dotted monsters making their Halloween debut are chic enough to have been displayed on a runway.This Halloween, customers at Chicago Costume, 1120 W. Fullerton Ave., have been more original and fashionable than in previous years, said Courtland Hickey, the store’s general manager.“There’s a big crossover between fashion and costumes, and the trend is going toward...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

Keep guns off campus

By Editorial Board

September 19, 2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law on July 8 that allows licensed citizens to carry a concealed gun anywhere except a few public places, such as hospitals, police stations and prisons. Beginning on Nov. 1, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will issue weapons permits for $50 that are good for five years.One place that is noticeably absent from the off-limits list is college campuses. It is understandable if ...

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