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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...

Incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) speaks with supporters after the candidate forum for Illinois's 1st Congressional District, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 23.

Candidates tackle health care, the environment and the economy in 1st Congressional District

January 30, 2020

Constituents, including local residents, educators and students, filled seats and crowed around pillars to hear candidates running for Illinois' 1st Congressional District seat share their stances on the ...

Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) resigned Oct. 28 after having an affair with a subordinate and her allegedly abusive husband sent revenge porn of her to a conservative news outlet.

Editorial: If Katie Hill goes, so should Donald Trump

November 7, 2019

Double-standards are nothing new when it comes to gender and politics, and Rep. Katie Hill’s (D-Calif.) resignation after the height of the #MeToo movement proves not much has changed in Washington....

Guest Column: American recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a long-overdue victory

Guest Column: American recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a long-overdue victory

November 5, 2019

“Ուշ լինի, անուշ լինի,” translates to “Let it be late, let it be good,” an Armenian proverb tweeted by Armenian American journalist Liana Aghajanian just after midnight on O...

Morgan Rose shows off her bracelet after hitting the polls on voting day Nov. 6.

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 candi...

Editor's Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

Editor’s Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

November 5, 2018

Recent events throughout the nation highlight the importance of voicing your ideals Nov. 6. The number of horrific incidents reported within the past few weeks alone—including those involving racism,...

Candidates eye Congressional seat a month before midterms

By Blaise Mesa

October 9, 2018

Only a month away from the midterm elections, candidates for the 7th Congressional District prepare for the final vote.Incumbent Danny Davis was first elected as a Congressmen in the 7th District in 1996, and has been re-elected 10 times. He is opposed by Craig Cameron, the Republican candidate.The 7th Congressional District reaches as far west as Bellwood, as south as West Englewood and as north as the Loop and Magnificent Mile.Davis ...

Kelly Ayotte, a former U.S. senator from Hampshire, spoke with audience members following the University of Chicago Institute of Politics event. Throughout the discussion, Ayotte noted the lack of Republican women running for public offices.

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

May 7, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have been dubbed as the “Year of the Woman,” reflecting the surge of women running for public offices nationwide. Nearly 60 percent more women declared their intention to run f...

Seeing Specialists

By Sponsored Content

April 19, 2018

I saw an advertisement the other day for a neurosurgery practice. It made me feel kind of weird. I totally understand that all sorts of businesses can and should advertise, but when it comes to medical stuff like specialist doctors and prescription drugs, it makes me worry that I’m supposed to be figuring out if I need this stuff. Like, should I be checking constantly to see if I need brain surgery? How am I even supposed to do ...

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Immigration policy shift affects more than DACA

April 16, 2018

With the fate of Dreamers still in question, the temporary-status immigration programs for Liberians, El Salvadorans, Haitians, Hondurans and Sudanese have been canceled—potentially uprooting more than 3...

Congress silences sex workers with anti-sex trafficking bill

Congress silences sex workers with anti-sex trafficking bill

By Tyra Bosnic

April 9, 2018

Congress has passed a bill that can potentially hurt those it is meant to protect, and it comes with a slew of other consequences.The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill March 21 meant to curb online...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

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