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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, ...

Lally Doerrer watches former Vice President Joe Biden's virtual town hall.

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

Racers turn the first bend of the race as they head toward different checkpoints they must visit to win. CHIditarod XV ended with an award ceremony at City Hall Events, 838 W. Kinzie St.

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

March 13, 2020

To combat food insecurity in the city, hundreds of costumed Chicagoans gathered to push decorated shopping carts through the streets of the Ukrainian Village in the the 15th annual CHIditarod. ...

Tenants block off 53rd street by setting up furniture to mimic displacement from a single family home in Hyde Park.

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

March 13, 2020

Dozens of Hyde Park residents used a U-Haul truck to set up a couch, lamp, chairs and mattress in the middle of 53rd Street, shutting down part of "High-Rent Avenue" in front of State Rep. Curtis Ta...

Vermin Supreme has been campaigning for the presidency with the Libertarian Party since 2012. He is known for wearing a rubber boot on his head and his free pony policy.

Would you vote for a man who wears a boot on his head? 0.1% of New Hampshire did

March 9, 2020

For his opening statement in front of a Chicago audience, 2020 presidential candidate Vermin Supreme did not discuss foreign policy, student loan forgiveness programs or climate change policy. Wearing...

From campus to the city: College students can make or break food waste epidemic

From campus to the city: College students can make or break food waste epidemic

March 9, 2020

Isabella Bryant has been eating out a few times per week—more than she cares to admit—because she is constantly on the go. “I don't like doing it," said Bryant, a senior creative writing ...

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 ...

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