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City Council approves 2013 budget

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 19, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2013 budget proposal was passed overwhelmingly during a City Council meeting on Nov. 15 by a vote of 46-3.The $6.5 billion budget, which comes to $8 billion when grant funding is added, is the second Emanuel has drafted since he took office and focuses on expanding schools and on structural reform among the city’s departments.“We need to ensure that we are not only righting our fiscal ship, but [th...

Wildcats cruise past Tigers

By Nader Ihmoud

November 13, 2012

A dominant first half performance by the Northwestern University Wildcats allowed them to cruise to a 79-49 victory against the Texas Southern University Tigers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 13.On opening night, Wildcats' senior forward Drew Crawford, scored a game high 20 of the team's 43 points and single handily out scored the Tigers in the first half. The Wildcats built a 29 point lead headed into the second half, 43-14....

America’s biggest problem: itself

By Matt Watson

November 28, 2011

In an unsurprising act, Congress’ Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to meet its Nov. 21 deadline for drafting a plan to shave more than $1.2 trillion off the federal deficit in the next decade. The committee had months of time to deliberate and the specter of more than $1 trillion in random cuts to defense and non-defense spending hanging over its head as motivation. These politicians had the opportunity to sa...

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