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Columbia College Chicago has purchased the Johnson Publishing building at 820 S. Michigan Ave., the home to iconic Ebony and Jet magazines. This purchase presents an opportunity for the College to resolve the chronic relocation issue for the Library at 624 S. Michigan Ave. Additionally, the building purchase allows the College to reduce expenses with eventual relocation of programs from some presently leased spaces. Careful evaluation of this opportunity revealed that the purchase of the building will improve resources for the College without impacting funds that were already committed for existing projects.

More details on the purchase and utilization plans may be found here. The full news release issued today from Johnson Publishing can be found here.