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Students will suffer if GOP, corporations have their way

November 13, 2017

After numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the GOP pivoted its attention to reforming the U.S. tax code. Unfortunately, the proposal is nothing more than a scathing spending ...

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Light pollution threatens Chicago’s health

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Chicago may be the best-lit city in the U.S., as more than 250,000 sodium vapor lights create orange, ribbon-like patterns throughout the streets extending from the South Side to the North Side. The view from the top of the Willis Tower or flying into O’Hare International Airport at night showcases views of the city’s orange grid-like structure, which can also be seen clearly from space.The city uses a number of different ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Da three Bears of Christmas

March 16, 2015

On the second day of free agency, my Bears brought to me: One Pernell McPhee, one Eddie Royal and one safety.The Bears may not have been part of Ndamukong Suh’s record-breaking $114 million deal, and they ma...

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

By Sports & Health Editor

February 23, 2015

The human gut is a teeming locus of bacterial enterprise. This ever-changing clump of activity—our gut microbiome—spans the length of the stomach and intestines and is colonized by trillions of microb...

Taylor Martin

Featured Athlete: Taylor Martin

February 2, 2015

Taylor Martin, a freshman journalism major who plays center field and catcher for the Renegades, picked up a baseball at the age of two and fell in love with the sport. An avid follower of the Chicago Cubs ...

Rauner Supporters reason their Vote | The Columbia Chronicle

November 10, 2014

Republican voters give their reasons for choosing Governor elect Bruce Rauner and supporting his nomination given the issues of the minority vote and economics in this years election.Video By: Christian ...

Rauner defeats Quinn in governor’s race

By Copy Chief & Opinions Editor

November 4, 2014

With exuberant cheers and a resounding 4-point lead, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner won the race for Illinois governor on Nov. 4. At the campaign reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, the cheers began when 88 percent of the precincts reported back with Rauner in the lead. A supporter waved a hand-drawn portrait of Rauner and his wife in the air, and people pressed in close around the stage w...

High-fructose diet leaves mice absent minded

High-fructose diets leaves mice absent-minded

October 27, 2014

In a Barnes maze, under a bright overhead light, rats make their way around a surface resembling a round dining table ringed with holes—each one a potential “escape box”—and use cues to search...

Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

Illinois Lottery Privatization Timeline

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

In the wake of Gov. Pat Quinn's firing of Northstar, the private firm operating the Illinois lottery, further evidence has come to light that the Lottery Control Board was out of compliance with Illin...

Cost of living cuts Illinois too deep

May 12, 2014

Illinois is often the butt of jokes about government corruption and terrible weather, yet it is still the fifth most populous state in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, that may change, considering that an April 30 Gallup poll found 50 percent of Illinois residents would move if they could, and 19 percent of current residents have plans to leave the state within the next year.The most common reasons for ...

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