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Three things Democrats disagreed on during round two of the debates

Three things Democrats disagreed on during round two of the debates

July 31, 2019

The latest debate put a spotlight on tensions within the Democratic Party as candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination work to set themselves apart in the eyes of voters. Tuesday nigh...

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

July 30, 2019

With many young voters incited by President Donald Trump’s political agenda and a diverse field of Democratic candidates, an increase in political engagement from young voters could impact the 2020...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Trump’s claims of total exoneration are wrong’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Trump’s claims of total exoneration are wrong’

July 25, 2019

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapped up his much-anticipated testimony before Congressional committees Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) emphasized President ...

Activists protest Customs and Border Protection symposium, demand immigrant rights

July 23, 2019

Dozens of community activists protested outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection annual trade symposium Tuesday, demanding "an immediate cease of all actions that terrorize immigrant families.” “By...

Four police officers fired for their part in Laquan McDonald shooting, cover-up

Four police officers fired for their part in Laquan McDonald shooting, cover-up

July 18, 2019

Four police officers were fired by the Chicago Police Board Thursday night for their involvement in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officers allegedly attempted to cover up...

R. Kelly held without bail

R. Kelly held without bail

July 16, 2019

R&B singer R. Kelly was ordered to be held without bail Tuesday at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Kelly is facing an 18-count indictment, 13 in Cook County and five in the Eastern...

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

July 16, 2019

The Chronicle sat down with Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss his plan for battling the climate crisis, why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate and what his favo...

Thousands gather to protest ICE raids

July 13, 2019

Crowds gathered Saturday in Daley Plaza to protest raids by Immigrant and Customs Enforcement that are reportedly beginning Sunday, as ordered by President Donald Trump. After initially delaying the raids, Trump gave the go-ahead Friday to deport immigrants with outstanding removal orders in an attempt to target criminals, but Trump's critics s...

‘Chance the Snapper’ snatched

‘Chance the Snapper’ snatched

July 10, 2019

Witnesses spotted what they said was an alligator wading in the Humboldt Park Lagoon as early as Tuesday morning. One onlooker was quick enough to capture a photo,​ and Chicago officials lat...

12 park platforms are celebrating Chicago’s diverse community

12 park platforms are celebrating Chicago’s diverse community

July 8, 2019

Platforms placed in parks throughout the city are drawing Chicagoans to gather, perform, discuss and create ideas including a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Pride. Twelve parks on the North...

USWNT win fourth World Cup title

USWNT win fourth World Cup title

July 7, 2019

Soccer fans gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to see the United States Women's National Team take home their fourth World Cup title. The United States took on the Netherlands at Parc Olympique Lyon...

Pete Buttigieg addresses building trust with black voters on campaign trail

Pete Buttigieg addresses building trust with black voters on campaign trail

July 2, 2019

After a police shooting shadowed South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s time on the Democratic presidential primary debate stage, Buttigieg is attempting to earn trust with black Americans o...

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