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Illinois tackles global climate  crisis with Clean Energy Jobs Act

Illinois tackles global climate crisis with Clean Energy Jobs Act

September 3, 2019

Blue states such as New York have been passing legislation in waves to combat the climate crisis amid a congressional stalemate on the topic. Illinois hopes to be one of these states, as it attempts...

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

September 3, 2019

        With the Illinois primary election slated for March 17, 2020, and a diverse field of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters...

Bolivia’s sky darkens as Amazon rainforest fires rage on

Bolivia’s sky darkens as Amazon rainforest fires rage on

August 28, 2019

People around the world are starting to feel the tangible effects as parts of the planet are on fire. Last year, California was swept by wildfires causing environmental and social damage, and this year, Alas...

Rain or shine, the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show goes on

Rain or shine, the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show goes on

August 18, 2019

An estimated 1 million people were expected to watch the sky for the 61st annual Chicago Air and Water Show as planes and pilots ducked and dived throughout the skies along the lakefront Saturday a...

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

August 13, 2019

The honey bee population is being killed off at an unsustainable rate, with beekeepers reporting a 30% loss in their colonies annually. Activist organizations in the Chicagoland area are trying to c...

‘The Bud’ celebrates 90 years of South Side, Black culture

‘The Bud’ celebrates 90 years of South Side, Black culture

August 12, 2019

The Bud Billiken Parade, also referred to as “The Bud,” celebrated its 90th anniversary Saturday. As the largest Black parade in the country, thousands of Chicagoans flocked to South King Drive...

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

August 8, 2019

Back 2 School Illinois distributed more than 10,000 “Back 2 School” kits in Uptown to Chicago students in low-income households Thursday. Established in 2007, and after a name change in 2015, B...

4 losers and 1 winner from night two of the Democratic debates

4 losers and 1 winner from night two of the Democratic debates

August 1, 2019

“Go easy on me, kid,” former Vice President Joe Biden told Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as the two presidential candidates entered the debate stage. Though she did not take it easy on Biden...

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 ...

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