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Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

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...

Denise Arnold (right) assists Vincent Smith to early vote in the Illinois primary.

Opinion: Former inmates deserve to have their voting rights respected, not canceled

March 16, 2020

Rehabilitation is supposedly the point of incarceration, but this process is often lost as inmates are stripped of their personhood and become subjects of the state. After they have served their sen...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Columbia closes multiple programs

February 8, 2019

Dance Movement Therapy and Early Childhood Education programs are no longer going to be offered at the college beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, according to a Feb. 8 email to the Faculty Senate fr...

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

November 22, 2018

Before the midterm election, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on his support of marijuana legalization in Illinois, suggesting that this legislation could reduce opioid overdoses, help reform the crimin...

Formerly the Luxury Boutique 47, LuxeB Studio has renamed and reopened its location in Bronzeville, 358 E. 47th St., offering an open-concept studio space for Chicago’s growing creative community. 

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

Joe Padilla, a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joined The People’s Lobby in protest of Cook County’s cash bail system.

Lawsuit, rally draws attention to Cook County bail reform

April 21, 2018

Despite attempts at criminal justice reform, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is abusing his authority to become “judge and jury” for criminally charged individuals seeking bond in Cook County Jail, sa...

The EPitome of vinyl success

The EPitome of vinyl success

April 16, 2018

International Record Store Day offers vinyl aficionados an opportunity to salute those unique, beloved brick-and-mortar establishments immortalized in the day dreams of hipsters and fogies alike.The April 21 c...

13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

13 Reasons Why: Trigger Warning

By Grace Senior

April 11, 2018

Netflix announced March 21 a second season of "13 Reasons Why," adapted from Jay Asher's 2007 novel. The show's first season explored high school sophomore Hannah Baker's life and struggles that led to...

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

Ballot mishaps at primaries highlight third party struggle

By Savannah Eadens

April 1, 2018

As the votes from the 2018 primary elections are finalized this week, the Illinois Green Party has brought attention to the challenges third party political groups often face.The Illinois Green Party cri...

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