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Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

November 10, 2018

Fresh off aweekend rally with former President Barack Obama, J.B. Pritzker defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner during a strong night for local Democrats.Nationally, women and minority candidates...

Former President Barack Obama: ‘If you don’t like what’s going on, don’t hashtag—vote.’

By Alexandra Yetter

November 6, 2018

Filed under Metro

Former President Barack Obama chastised the Republican Party for using fear mongering and lies in their bids for political office during the 2018 gubernatorial elections.“Why is it you’ve got one party that is always trying to discourage people from voting? I really disagree with Republican ideas, [but] you have never heard me say or do something designed to prevent them from voting,” Obama said during a Nov. 4 Get O...

Chicago Teachers Union helps start possible first US charter school strike

Chicago Teachers Union helps start possible first US charter school strike

November 5, 2018

For the first time in charter schools’ 26-year history, a handful of South Side Chicago charter schools’ teachers may hold the first-ever U.S. strike, union leaders said.Acero district school union...

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

November 5, 2018

Chicago residents have the opportunity to purchase vacant plots of land for just $1 through the  next  round of the Large Lots program, one of the recommendations in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Five-Year ...

Ride-share, cab drivers unify for better regulations

November 2, 2018

Taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers chanted "drivers united will never be defeated" as they demanded safety regulations, better wages and increased transparency from the city at a rally on Oct. 31. “F...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

November 1, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned Chicago’s politicians for micromanaging police officers through the consent decree, which would require officers to file a report every time they draw their weapons, among other changes to the police department. Sessions called the decree vague and insulting to the police department.

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

October 29, 2018

Chicago native Rodney “HotRod” Washington has a voice the  windy city is familiar with. He is a radio personality at Chicago’s Power 92.3 WPWX and the home DJ for University of Notre Dame’s foo...

Midterm election: everything you need to know

Midterm election: everything you need to know

October 29, 2018

After months of campaigning during the most expensive midterm in U.S. election history—with more than $1 billion spent—voters will soon head to the polls, some for the first time.Joyce Williams, dir...

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Filed under Metro

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

By Katherine Savage

October 22, 2018

Filed under Metro

College graduates share a common goal—to find a job to pay off their mounting student loan debt,  which now exceeds $1.5 trillion in the U.S. A nonprofit group promotes a new way to help pay off the de...

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

October 15, 2018

Chicagoan Maggie Baczkowski decided in 2014 to do her part to end gun violence in the city she calls home.Baczkowski created Strides for Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to existing organization...

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

October 15, 2018

Chicago Parking meters have gone paperless, making parking around the city less complicated. As soon as old parking meters can be removed, motorists will no longer be required to place a paper receipt in t...

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