7:03 am
Sat July 12, 2014

What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Firefighters in Chicago hose down the scene of a shooting last fall where several people, including a toddler, were shot.

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 10:28 am

We have a default template for the way we process mass shootings. We scour through every available scrap of the perpetrators' interior lives – Facebook postings, YouTube videos, interviews with former roommates — to try to find out what drove them to kill. The sites of the massacres become a kind of shorthand: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood. We conduct protracted, unsatisfying conversations about gun rights, and about mental illness, and about how we have to make sure that they never happen again.

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9:11 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago

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The Columbia Regional Airport is adding a second daily flight to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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5:08 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Columbia Regional Airport Proposes New Direct Flight

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American Airlines and Columbia Regional Airport could be adding a new direct flight to Chicago.

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3:55 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Mo. Gov. Nixon heading to Chicago

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to Chicago for several days.

The governor's office says Nixon will be attending a bipartisan governors' forum about leadership in times of crisis. The event at the University of Chicago is to feature presentations from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

While in Chicago, Nixon also is to discuss about foreign trade issues with representatives of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Nixon was leaving Tuesday for Chicago and is to return Thursday.

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5:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

St. Louis eyes rival Chicago over ADM decision

St. Louis hopes to attract Archer Daniels Midland Co. to bring its headquarters to the city. But, Chicago wants the agribusiness giant to relocate to that city.
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Competition between St. Louis and Chicago isn't anything new, given the long disdain between Cardinals and Cubs baseball fans. But the rivalry is now extending into a new playing field.

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6:11 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

"Tentative agreement" for flights to Dallas, Chicago from Columbia Regional Airport

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Columbia Regional Airport has a tentative agreement with American Airlines to offer two daily flights to Dallas, and one flight a day to Chicago, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced Thursday.

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