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Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary with 573 delegates, as of press time, behind former Vice President Joe Biden's 664 delegates.

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

(Right) Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, joins Mayor Lori Lightfoot (center) and Sen. Dick Durbin (left) as they endorse Joe Biden for president.

Lightfoot and Durbin endorse Biden, opinion split among faculty, students

March 6, 2020

Drawing mixed reactions from student and faculty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joined a growing list of public officials who have endorsed Joe Biden for president. “What impr...

Pinky promises and the golden boy:  Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

Pinky promises and the golden boy: Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

March 6, 2020

America will not have a female president or an openly gay president for at least another four years now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have ...

Moriah Stefanski, 19, an anti-abortion activist, protests across the street from the Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Rally on Wednesday.

Abortion rights advocates rally in Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

March 5, 2020

Michael C. Oboza was 14 years old when he witnessed his friend bleed to death giving herself an abortion with a coat hanger. “A woman [can] decide with her own body if she would like an abortion, an...

Defenders of R&B musician R. Kelly show their support for him after his hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago, Thursday, March 5.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty during hearing, new trial date set for October

March 5, 2020

In a hushed courtroom filled with dozens of fans and supporters, R&B artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to an updated, superseding federal indictment as investigators revealed the seizure of appro...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with wife Jill (center) and sister Valerie at a Super Tuesday campaign event at Baldwin Hills Recreation Center on March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. After his make-or-break victory in South Carolina, Biden’s momentum continued in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Biden wins big on Super Tuesday, black Dems change the primary trajectory

March 4, 2020

Chicagoans took a front row seat watching Super Tuesday results as former Vice President Joe Biden staged what some called a sweeping comeback, thanks largely to black voters. “This is black power,” said...

As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

March 3, 2020

In less than two weeks, Illinoisans will cast their vote in the primary for the 2020 presidential election. For those worried about making time or eager to fill out a ballot, early voting officially ...

Some choose to simply participate in the Polar Plunge as spectators, watching and recording the event from the sidelines.

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

March 3, 2020

Twenty years after the Special Olympics Polar Plunge began, Chicagoans continue to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan to partake in what has become a Chicago tradition. The plunge serves as a...

M.H. is organizing thousands of supplies, including medical masks similar to the one he is wearing, to be shipped to Hong Kong in the midst of surging prices due to the high demand.

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

Warren has garnered support from individuals on a variety of policy issues, from her stances on social equity to her economic plans.

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-14) speaks at City Club of Chicago, hosted at Maggiano’s, 111 W. Grand Ave., about the motivation behind the Black Maternal Health Caucus, which she helped form.

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood not expecting top-of-ticket campaign bump

February 27, 2020

With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the front-runner position in the 2020 primaries, some more moderate Democrats are worried about his—and other Democrats’—electability if he were to face off agai...

Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

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