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Event participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts for Kaufmann to customize.

Voting is in fashion for this South Loop resident

September 24, 2020

South Loop resident Dubi Kaufmann will not be casting a ballot this November, but he is hosting a free T-shirt printing event to encourage others to vote—just bring your own shirt. Kaufmann ...

The Chicago city council decided to delay a vote on a police misconduct settlement involving more than 175,000 files until September.

City Council delays vote on $500,000 police misconduct settlement until September

July 22, 2020

The Chicago City Council today decided to delay a vote on a $500,000 police misconduct settlement that also involves five decades of police misconduct records until the fall. "This is a victory for tr...

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

July 10, 2020

Over the span of a few months, Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin has had to re-imagine Columbia’s voter outreach initiatives three times—once to expand the effort, once after a global pandemic hit campus and o...

Editor's Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

Editor’s Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

February 23, 2020

In the coming weeks, I will not fill out an absentee ballot in the 2020 primaries. In early March, I will not head to the polls ahead of time. And on March 17, I will not wake up early to arrive at my...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses issues facing the Chicago Teachers Union at the union headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Sept. 24.

Bernie Sanders in support of CTU: ‘I am demanding a change in national priorities.’

September 25, 2019

Update 09/27/19 at 9:30 a.m.: The Chicago Teachers Union voted 94% in favor of a walkout on Thursday, Sept. 26. The earliest a strike could occur is Oct. 7, as CTU needs to announce a walkout with 10 days ...

CFAC President Diana Vallera said the 76% of voters in favor of affiliating with the Illinois Federation of Teachers gave her confidence in the summer vote.

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 9, 2019

Some members of the Columbia Faculty Union were dismayed by how a summertime affiliation vote was handled by union leadership, citing a lack of information before the “rushed” vote and concerns ...

Professors will register students to vote in class

September 4, 2019

A year after a successful voter registration pilot program within the Communication Department, Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin was at a "point of despair" over how to broaden student registration...

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

August 28, 2019

Columbia's part-time teachers union has voted in favor of affiliating with the Illinois Federation of Teachers—the same union that includes the Chicago Teachers Union—it was announced Wednesday...

P-Fac members and students march along the sidewalk outside 600 S. Michigan Ave. Nov. 29 for the first day of the two-day P-Fac strike.

CFAC ratifies labor contract

May 15, 2019

Columbia's part-time faculty union and the administration have signed a labor contract, with 95% of union members voting to ratify the contract, according to CFAC President Diana Vallera. Ratification was co...

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot to be first black female mayor

April 2, 2019

In a landslide victory, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will become the first black female and openly gay mayor of Chicago. “I’m here because my personal and professional experiences...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will perform solo at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Dec. 6.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

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