The Columbia Chronicle

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

House bill aims to gouge the gougers

By Blaise Mesa

March 4, 2018

To crack down on price gouging and provide millions of Illinoisans better access to life-saving medical prescriptions, a proposed Illinois House bill would impose punishments on companies that unjustly raise ...

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

September 25, 2017

At 26th Street and California Avenue, thousands of Cook County Jail inmates are awaiting trial. The time between arrest and trial varies. For some, it is only a matter of days while others can wait year...

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

Proposed minimum wage hike triggers dispute between lawmakers, businesses

April 24, 2017

The fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has made significant progress both nationwide and in Chicago but is now advancing statewide.A recently attached amendment to House Bill 198 by state Rep. Will Guzza...

Party bus shootings don’t need another ordinance

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2017

Three men in a party bus pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 6332 N. Broadway, on March 12. Two of them died after a “verbal altercation” resulted in gunfire.Two dead, one injured—the victims are now a part of the growing list of  those injured in party bus altercations that turned deadly. Since 2015, there have been 11 shootings—three fatal—while aboard what has been called a “rolling cemetery.”The alcoh...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

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