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Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

Protest groups present petitions to administration, call on students to walk out

By The Columbia Chronicle

March 5, 2012

By Sam Charles, managing editor, and Kaley Fowler, assistant metro editorSeveral on- and off-campus protest groups once again convened at Columbia to voice their disapproval of the direction in which the college is moving. But this time, their focus wasn’t strictly on Columbia but also on other downtown institutions.Members of P-Fac, Columbia’s part- time faculty union; US of CC, Columbia’s staff union; Occupy Columbia; and the Co...

Tighter budget belt

By Vanessa Morton

October 17, 2011

While Chicago is faced with a $635.7 million budget deficit for the upcoming year, the mayor is determined to bring the city out of its financial hole. Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to save money through the use of creative reform methods, an increase in revenue taxes and cutbacks on spending.Emanuel unveiled a 2012 budget proposal at a City Council “special meeting” on Oct. 12, which included consolidating police and fire...

Shimer president steps down

By Stephanie Saviola

May 3, 2010

A large majority of the student body and faculty at Shimer College, a small, private liberal arts college, was at odds with their president, Thomas Lindsay, for more than a year.However, recent events have led Lindsay to step down from his position at the college.As reported in The Chronicle on April 12, students expressed their dismay with Lindsay when he skipped proper steps that were normally used to make decisions at the...

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