The Columbia Chronicle

Celebrating artists one block at a time

By Alex Stedman

October 8, 2012

Chicago’s many neighborhoods vary in architecture, atmosphere and the art made by their residents. This diversity inspired the theme of the 13th annual Chicago Artists Month, “Art Block by Block.”Presented every October by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Artists Month celebrates the city’s thriving art community. This year the festival will explore how artists’ places of or...

175 ways to love chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

March 5, 2012

By Monica ReidaContributing WriterChicago celebrated its 175th birthday March 4 by throwing itself a bash at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., complete with local luminaries, live music and actors dressed as famous Chicagoans. But in many ways, the month-long pre-party was every bit as engrossing as the main event.In February, the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture asked 35 Chicagoans to list their five fav...

Remapping hits city streets

By Darryl Holliday

September 19, 2011

A person could live his or her whole life in one Chicago home and still have lived in several different wards.Following the release of Census data in February and congressional redistricting that occurred in June, Chicago’s City Council will redraw many of the city’s ward boundaries as required by law by December 1.Every 10 years, legislators recast the invisible lines that define the state map in an effort to equalize pop...

End of an era in 50th Ward

By Cristina Aguirre

April 11, 2011

Having lost the bid for re-election to what would have been his 11th term, Alderman Berny Stone (50th Ward) said he still has some things he wants to say about Chicago and the changing face of its City Council.Stone was drawn into a run-off race in the Feb. 22 general election after nearly 40 years representing the 50th Ward. On April 5, the longest-serving alderman in the City Council lost his seat when challenger Debra Silverstein took nearly 62 percent of the vote. Stone won 38 percent of the 9,629 ballots cast, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.

Election Rundown: 2nd Ward aldermanic race

By Darryl Holliday

January 29, 2011

A historic election will take place in Chicago on Feb. 22 that could alter the city up to the highest levels of government. According to the Chicago Board of Elections, the races for mayor, alderman, city clerk and city treasurer have drawn the highest number of candidates on record.“This will be the beginning of the post-[Mayor Richard M.] Daley era, which means a fundamental change in politics and government,” said Dick...

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