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Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

December 4, 2017

As tuition rises and enrollment drops, recently released tax forms also indicate a decrease in revenue, college spending, gifts and contributions, as well as an increase in college assets and a...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

There will be three repair stations located along the 606 path at the Walsh Park, Ridgeway and Talman locations, according to Jean Linsner, Exelon fellow for Education for The Trust for Public Land.

Repair sites along 606 trail to provide free bike aid

April 25, 2016

Cyclists using The 606 West Town bike paths will now be able to pump their tires and perform other bicycle maintenance for free when riding the elevated trail.The three repair stations are located at the Wals...

The Riverview Bridge may also stimulate commerce and tourism in the area, said Margaret Frisbie, executive director at Friends of The Chicago River.

Riverview Bridge to soar over Chicago River

April 11, 2016

Plans for an Avondale bike trail that will stretch across the Chicago River are beginning to move forward.Originally presented in 2012 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the plans proposed connecting Cla...

Columbia celebrates the Year of the Monkey

February 15, 2016

Columbia celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 12 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event, which displayed Asian culture, served food and hosted Karaoke, was sponsored by several organizations inc...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Chicago taxi driver Rocky Mmoma protests ridesharing apps, such as Uber, outside City Hall on Feb. 17 as other drivers circled the building from 6–10 a.m. 

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner spoke on the night of Nov. 4 after a decisive victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tactical reevaluation: Black, Hispanic communities lean more Republican in midterms

December 1, 2014

Gil Walker has worn a lot of hats throughout the years: Chicago Housing Authority liaison, U.S. Census Bureau representative, Chatham YMCA director, community basketball coach and personal coach to Michael ...

Running with a Purpose | The Columbia Chronicle

October 20, 2014

On Oct. 12, more than 40,000 runners from around the world gathered in Grant Park to take part in the 37th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For many, it is a tradition. Tommy Cornille, a resident...

Divvy creates annual student discount rate

October 20, 2014

Divvy announced Oct. 6 that it will apply a student discount to its annual subscription for students at Columbia College, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago and other Chicago-area colleges.Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing service, has given college students discounted rates in recent years and is complementing an even larger discount with a $55 annua...

Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

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