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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with wife Jill (center) and sister Valerie at a Super Tuesday campaign event at Baldwin Hills Recreation Center on March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. After his make-or-break victory in South Carolina, Biden’s momentum continued in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Biden wins big on Super Tuesday, black Dems change the primary trajectory

March 4, 2020

Chicagoans took a front row seat watching Super Tuesday results as former Vice President Joe Biden staged what some called a sweeping comeback, thanks largely to black voters. “This is black power,” said...

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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...

Ten Democratic presidential candidates went head-to-head onstage to debate their stances on issues ranging from immigration to impeachment in the first round of the Democratic primary debates Wednesday evening. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

June 27, 2019

      From awkward Spanish to shouting matches over an obscure section of the U.S. Code many viewers probably hadn’t heard of, night one of the Democratic presidential primary...

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,...

Carol Marin, an NBC Chicago journalist, moderated the attorney general candidate forum. 

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

March 12, 2018

After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in 2017, a plethora of candidates have entered the March 20 primary to succeed her. All 10 candidates met at a March 7 forum at the Union L...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

Study: Majority of Chicago guns trafficked from out of state

By Jackie Murray

November 6, 2017

With Chicago struggling to solve its gun violence problem, a recent report shows the majority of guns used in crimes have been illegally trafficked from outside city limits.Released Oct. 29, the 2017 ...

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

The Music Box Theatre will host the Cinepocalypse, a festival showcasing horror films, from Nov. 2-9. 3733 N. Southport Ave.

By Miranda Manier

November 6, 2017

Film festival organizer and artistic director Josh Goldbloom has had his eye on the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., for years, following its programming and envying its spacious auditoriums from ...

Brothers Dan and Joe Goebel showed off their support for Hillary Clinton with t-shirts and stickers at Sidebar's election night viewing party Nov. 8. 

‘I will be applying for Canadian citizenship’—Election result shocks Clinton supporters but applaud a race well run

November 9, 2016

Election Night in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood was full of mixed emotions from Democrats, ranging from cheers as early results were tallied to shock and boos as the outcome of the presidential race b...

Sia: a true artist, but threat to true artistry

By Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

When I first saw the viral music video for Sia's "Chandelier" in 2014, I was astounded. The video's carefully crafted moody visuals and the song's meticulously written and honest lyrics had me convinced of Sia's genuine artistry. Amid the growing hype surrounding the enigmatic singer underneath the signature platinum blonde wig, I even went as far as to praise her as "the savior of pop music" with my friends.Soon after, he...

Boehner’s resignation symbolizes sorry state of bipartisanship

By Editorial Board

October 5, 2015

In the last four years, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has trudged through multiple debt ceiling battles, two of the least productive Congresses in history and a government shutdown.Boehner announced his resignation from Congress Sept. 25. His resignation, effective Oct. 30, is not due to an electoral defeat or in response to a scandal—his announcement can be attributed to the lack of bipartisanship in the Ho...

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