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City announces plan to renovate riverwalk

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

The promenade surrounding the Chicago River will undergo a facelift next year.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan Oct. 8 to expand the century-old Chicago Riverwalk trail to Lake Street past its current end at Dearborn Street.“[The Chicago Riverwalk] is going to be sort of a signature project for the city and for Chicagoans,” said Peter Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.Scales said the project will be fi...

Construction projects presented in Columbia buildings

By Lisa Schulz

September 5, 2011

As construction workers rushed about along the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building—drilling, pounding and shouting to complete its facade restoration before winter arrives—Columbia made plans for even bigger projects.A $12.6 million budget for 2012 was approved on Aug. 31 by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Campus Environment Board. The design for a facade replacement on the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

After 25 years, slam poetry still thriving in Chicago

By Brianna Wellen

September 5, 2011

When poet Marc Kelly Smith first thought to incorporate performance with poetry, purists of the art form saw the act as disgraceful. Typical poetry readings at the time consisted of a gathering of artists standing and politely reading their poems, according to Smith. Despite this accepted format and the pushback surrounding any attempts to change it, Smith stepped in and brought his own twist to the medium.“It seemed obvio...

From A to Z

By Brianna Wellen

May 9, 2010

Wyoming is the state that made women’s suffrage sexy, inspired people to leave picnic baskets for Yogi Bear, almost lost part of itself to a state called Absaroka and whose “governor” threatened an entire audience to visit the least populated state in the country or he would kill a puppy. And with the Internet and all, is Wyoming even necessary? Maybe. At least that’s how the cast of “The Encyclopedia Show” sees...

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