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Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

Ex-DNAinfo reporters discuss closure, future

By Jackie Murray

November 27, 2017

Jessica Cabe moved across the country from Aspen, Colorado to Chicago in September to take her dream job. Just two months later, she and all her coworkers found themselves unemployed when the beloved hype...

People gathered outside Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans St. to rally for a pay raise at the Chicago Reader. Oct. 6.

‘Chicago can’t afford to lose the Reader’—Chicago’s alt-weekly rallies support, places pressure on owners

October 10, 2016

Huddled under the Chicago Sun-Times building and confined to a small bit of sidewalk, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Oct. 6, rallying to save the Chicago Reader, proving the iconic paper is not going anywhe...

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

May 17, 2016

Dick Kiphart, the chair of Columbia’s board of trustees since 2013, has stepped down from his position due to an extended surgical recovery period and will be replaced by trustee member Bill Wolf, wh...

Chicago Readers news stand at 623 S. Wabash Ave. on Feb 27, 2016. The Chicago Reader’s “Save the Chicago Reader” petition gained attention on social media April 21 and has been supported by local musicians and businesses.

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

May 2, 2016

The Chicago Reader, known as the city’s oldest alternative weekly publication, issued a public cry for help April 21—not for a civic cause but for its own survival.The publication shocked social m...

New Grammys ceremony, same diversity issues

By Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 58th annual Grammy Awards just a week away, Grammy fever is at an all-time high. Everyone from music industry professionals to news outlets like Rolling Stone and Billboard is weighing in on who deserves a win at the Feb. 15 ceremony.In a Feb. 4 Billboard article, titled "Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes," a pair of Grammy voters anonymously revealed their ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

Modern art deserves modern critics

By Opinions Editor

March 16, 2015

In Steppenwolf Theatre’s recent production of “This is Modern Art”—a musing on the role of graffiti and the voice it can give to the voiceless—the character Seven, a young Chicagoan graffiti artist, says of his craft: “This is a chance to show people that there are real artists in this city. Right now. Living and grinding every day to make their art. They can’t wait until we’re dead and gone to give us our...

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