The Columbia Chronicle

Magic and mystery, Chicago’s history

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, come one, come all to see the spectacle and wonder that Chicago’s magic history revealed.From the full service magic shop, Magic Inc., 5082 N. Lincoln Ave., to one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants, O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, it is no secret that sleight of hand is alive and well in the city.“[The magic scene] is very strong,” said Jay Collen, a magician and demonst...

Solar energy systems shine on dim industry

By Darryl Holliday

November 22, 2010

Though jobs in the solar energy industry are on the rise, Illinois is lagging behind other Midwestern states in solar industry development, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation.According to the National Solar Jobs Census 2010, the solar industry employed an estimated 93,000 workers as of August, though only 533 are employed in the state, according to Environment Illinois.Sixteen of those jobs are located at So...

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