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Elected officials are introducing legislation and incorporating motions to fix a discriminatory bail bond system in Springfield and Cook County.

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

March 13, 2017

The current system for bail bonds in criminal cases favors those who can pay for them, and all Americans need to understand that, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in an interview with The Chronicl...

The Columbia Theatre Department's run of 'Little Shop of Horrors' will have a little bit of horror in it again, according to Director David Woolley.

Columbia performs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

March 9, 2017

The Theatre Department's rendition of horror comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” opened March 8 for a 10-day run. The show, based on a 1986 film musical that is in turn based on 1960 Roger Corman horror film, explores the mayhem created by Seymour, a shy florist, and his ...

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups Feb. 25 during the annual College Improv Tournament.

Columbia improv group to compete in College Improv Tournament

February 22, 2017

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups at the 10th Annual College Improv Tournament Feb. 25. Columbia students and Cat Booty members Tom Spooner, senior theatre major, Glo Chitwood, junior theatre major, Will Nicholson, junior theatre ma...

Resistance against Trump must be done right

By Editorial Board

February 6, 2017

Thousands of people showed up at Battery Park in New York City Jan. 29 to protest Trump’s immigration ban that also indefinitely suspends the admission of Syrian refugees to shout one word in tandem: Resist.The days following this executive order—which blocks citizens and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.— have been harrowing for many. However, the refugees, non-refugee immigra...

'Gloria' at The Goodman Theatre

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

The outside of Cook County Jail in Chicago.

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

December 12, 2016

In a space where fences are electric, walkways seem endless and freedom to express oneself seems out of reach, Jordan describes her son. She takes on more and more of his physical characteristics, mor...

The Annoyance’s show “It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!” plays with the theme of holiday family snipefests in violent fashion. 

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

November 21, 2016

A new partnership will use multimillion-dollar donations to stimulate economic development and bring jobs and businesses to South Side neighborhoods according to a Nov. 3 city press release. The Southwes...

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

November 14, 2016

A year after graduating from Columbia’s Theatre Department, Danielle Jackman landed an ensemble role at a prestigious regional venue. Jackman, a 2015 theatre alumna, scored a role in a theatrical rendition of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Marriott Theatre. ...

The Chicago Field Museum hosted a panel discussion Oct. 24 with Senator Mark Kirk to discuss and propose the Kirk bill, which is designed to stop funding for terrorist groups like ISIS.

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

Brittany Flynn (left) stars alongside Lexi Alioto, Adrienne Peters, Megan Stalter, Lily Staski and Allison Kochanski in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” an all-female production debuting at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar Oct. 5.

New all-female show scares up some laughs

October 3, 2016

Six Chicago actresses will laugh in the face of horror in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” comedy troupe Huggable Riot’s first all-female revue.The show—which will debut at The Annoyance The...

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