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Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

Shelters heat up while Chicago cools down

Shelters heat up while Chicago cools down

February 19, 2018

After cold spells and heavy snowfall, Chicagoans bundled up and headed indoors to avoid the winter freeze, but not everyone had a warm place to call home.Chicago experienced nine straight days of snow F...

The Chronicle talks artistry, music history and fashion with AEMMP records | The Columbia Chronicle

December 8, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Media Management Practicum members talk about their success in the music industry, the roots of their passion and what they feel most comfortable wearing.For more multimedia co...

US health care system least affordable

US health care system least affordable

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 3, 2014

A recent survey shows that the U.S. health care system ranks last in terms of affordability and accessibility compared to health care systems of other developed nations.The survey, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fu...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

ALS ice bucket challenge continues to pour

ALS ice bucket challenge continues to pour

September 2, 2014

After being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates and several friends introduced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral campaign that ...

Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

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...

Transient electronics do disappearing act

Transient electronics do disappearing act

April 14, 2014

Destroying the evidence is becoming easier thanks to the increasing demand for transient technology.Transient electronic devices, which dissolve when triggered, were inspired by the need to delete data when...

Change policies with climate

By Contributing Writer

March 3, 2014

All winter, the Midwest and Eastern regions have faced glacial winter storms named after terrifying mythological Greek characters. The average temperature for Chicago this winter will likely be around 16–18 degrees, making it the third-coldest winter since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service.The miserable winter weather must mean that climate change isn’t real, right? Wrong. On behalf of every brea...

Turning back the clocks

Turning back the clocks

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 17, 2014

The loud, manic ticking of unsynchronized cuckoo clocks bombards viewers as they take in “The Negro Clocks,” local visual artist John John’s newest exhibition, which opened Feb. 7 at the Jennifer ...

Pipe burst floods dorms, scatters students

Pipe burst floods dorms, scatters students

January 27, 2014

A frozen pipe that burst Jan. 8 in the University Center displaced Columbia students and led to flooding during winter break. The water damage from the exploded pipe started in an apartment unit on the 8th floor of the University Center, 525 S. State St., and trickled down to t...

Pollution plagues the Great Lakes

By Angelica Sanchez

January 28, 2013

Toxins in the surface waters of the Great Lakes increased by 12 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the annual Toxic Inventory report released by the U.S. Environmental Agency, released Jan. 16.According to the EPA, the sources of this ecological challenge to the Great Lakes are sewage disposal and discharges of industrial waste waters containingtoxic chemicals.The recent upswing in toxicity levels has caused alarm am...

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