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The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

An Oct. 23 open letter to the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives stated misogyny is alive and well in Springfield. 

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

November 6, 2017

Uncomfortable handshakes that linger too long, arms around the shoulder that drift while posing for photos and comments about her distracting looks are just a few acts of sexual harassment experienced du...

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave the 2017 Infrastructure Address at the Laborers Training Center at 5700 W Homer Street on Jan. 9 promising job creation and investments in transportation.

Emanuel: ‘Let’s get to work’

February 13, 2017

“A future that works for all of us and is even brighter than our past” were the closing words and summary of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2017 Infrastructure Address Feb. 9.On the five-year anniversary of...

Toying with the family business

Toying with the  family business

By Zoë Eitel

February 13, 2017

Growing up, Chad Braverman had no idea what his father did for a living. He was a teen when he found out the family business was sex—specifically sex toys. After refurbishing a rubber company, Braverma...

State of Chicago Public Schools

June 13, 2016

Parents, educators and city politicians gathered at the National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road, on June 11 to brainstorm a solution to the Chicago Public School system’s lack of funding. Commun...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Emanuel’s desperation could benefit Chicago

February 29, 2016

In his latest attempt to save his reputation and approval ratings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he wants to spend more on projects in struggling Chicago neighborhoods using money from downtown developers, according to a Feb. 17 Chicago Sun-Times article.Emanuel wants to close a loophole, called the “Zoning Bonus Ordinance,” which allows downtown developers to build more square footage if they include features such as p...

Working out at work

The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Being a Workaholic or serial Netflix binger is no longer a good excuse for skipping exercise.The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer, created by Stamina Products Inc., has tension-adjuste...

Former Rep. Derrick Smith seeks reelection in wake of federal investigation

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

After he was caught on tape allegedly accepting a $7,000 bribe, Rep. Derrick Smith (D-10th) was arrested and voted out of the Illinois House of Representatives 100-6 on Aug. 17. Despite the charges against him, Smith plans to run for re-election, leaving policy makers divided.During a Sept. 26 pre-trial status hearing, Smith’s representation sought additional time between future hearings to allow his client more time to o...

City council chamber audience rules are practical

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2012

Chicago City Council meetings can get raucous. That’s why four clout-wielding aldermen, one being longtime Financial Committee Chair Edward Burke (14th Ward), are pushing a proposal that would ban certain forms of audience expression from the council chambers during meetings, including yelling, cheering and whistling, among other vocalizations.In addition, audience members would not be allowed to hold signs or placards during council meeting...

Prepaid tuition a risky gamble

By Editorial Board

April 11, 2011

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan recently announced a state probe of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission regarding its management of the College Illinois prepaid college tuition program. The program allows families to pre-purchase a certain number of college semesters at state universities and community colleges to lock in current rates and avoid future tuition increases. However, the state doesn’t guarantee ...

Quinn calls for tax hike

By Patrick Smith

March 15, 2010

On March 10, Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in an effort to address a $13 billion dollar deficit. But critics, from Republican state lawmakers to Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Richard M. Daley, said Quinn and the state government are not doing enough.Quinn proposed more borrowing to cover the state’s bills, budget cuts and a 33 percent hike in the income tax."The problems we ...

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