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Presidential debate results in a shouting match, drowning out policies

Presidential debate results in a shouting match, drowning out policies

September 30, 2020

"Messy," "chaotic" and "train wreck": That's how mainstream news outlets described the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President ...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

Everything you need to know about the Electoral College in 2020

Everything you need to know about the Electoral College in 2020

August 6, 2020

With less than 100 days until the November general election, the Electoral College is once again creeping into the political conversation, even though it's something many Americans likely know little about....

Kanye West in the White House is likely a 'long shot,' experts say

Kanye West in the White House is likely a ‘long shot,’ experts say

July 15, 2020

One day Kanye West is announcing his run for president in a tweet, the next a political adviser is reporting he has changed his mind and the next day West appears to be filing official paperwork an...

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

July 10, 2020

Over the span of a few months, Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin has had to re-imagine Columbia’s voter outreach initiatives three times—once to expand the effort, once after a global pandemic hit campus and o...

(From left) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have all been floated as potential running mates for Joe Biden.

Biden’s VP pick likely ‘inconsequential’ in 2020 but could indicate future of Democratic Party

May 18, 2020

Joe Biden's running mate choice will have little impact on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, some political analysts say. However, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee’s announc...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, shakes hands with supporters in Chicago during his Saturday, March 7 rally in Grant Park.

Sanders drops out of presidential race; Biden the presumed Democratic nominee

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his bid for the presidency, paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to earn the Democratic nomination. “The path toward victory is virtually impossible,...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

(From left) Kim Foxx, Bill Conway, Bob Fioretti and Donna More.

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

March 16, 2020

The Cook County state's attorney race has become one of Illinois' most closely watched races nationwide this election cycle involving a celebrity, an alleged phony hate crime report, criminal justice r...

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) is running for reelection in the Illinois primary.

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

March 16, 2020

In 2018, Rep. Dan Lipinski nearly lost his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, barely beating challenger Marie Newman by 2.2 percentage points in the Illinois Democratic primary. This time...

Jill Rose Quinn, a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and National LGBT Bar Association, is running to become the first openly trans judge on the Cook County Circuit Court.

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

March 16, 2020

In 2018, former State Rep. Jeanne Ives ran a controversial, negative commercial against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial race. It called him out for being more moderate than Republican, ...

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