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Chicagoans share their vote

April 9, 2019

Chicago held the runoff mayoral election between candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle on April 2. Lightfoot won with 73.7% of the vote, making her the first openly-gay black woman to be elected...

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

Chicago ‘to bring in the light’

April 5, 2019

While it may be short-lived, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is enjoying a political honeymoon after a landslide victory over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making Chicago the first major U.S. c...

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot to be first black female mayor

April 2, 2019

In a landslide victory, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will become the first black female and openly gay mayor of Chicago. “I’m here because my personal and professional experiences...

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

February 25, 2019

With the Feb. 26 mayoral election just  a day away, Chicago residents may need to brush up on their politics to figure out which of the 14 candidates they will vote for to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel....

Logan’s Crossings development in works to transform Logan Square

Logan’s Crossings development in works to transform Logan Square

January 22, 2019

The fast changing Logan Square began the year with another mixed-used development, once again sparking concerns about gentrification and displacement. On Jan. 4, the city's Department of Buildings awa...

Illinois votes blue during 2018 midterm elections

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...

Tinder swipes right on new feature

Tinder swipes right on new feature

September 10, 2018

Dating app Tinder now lets college students find friends and study groups as well as the occasional date with a new feature launched Aug. 21. Tinder U allows college students to connect easier, said Lauren Probyn, director of Global Marketing and Events at Tinder in a Sept. 5 em...

Columbia alumna aims to become ward’s first female alderman

Columbia alumna aims to become ward’s first female alderman

September 10, 2018

At 16 years old, Maggie O’Keefe visited Chicago for the first time while playing Glinda in a small-time production of “The Wizard of Oz.” During that visit, she decided Chicago would be her home.O...

Advice About AML

By Sponsored Content

April 5, 2018

I could use some guidance. I’m taking an honors international law and policy course this year, and it’s exceedingly hard. The class writes short papers every week, and a handful of students are chosen to present their findings together. I was one of three randomly selected to present this coming week, which is why we need some help. The topic we’re supposed to discuss is money laundering in the digital age. The history isn...

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

Mayoral campaigns heat up with election a year away

April 2, 2018

With the race for Chicago mayor a little less than a year away, some candidates have started rolling out ads announcing their candidacy—as well as attacking their opponents. In the past few weeks, seve...

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

March 5, 2018

The race for Illinois governor has become a crowded and heated contest. The eight-candidate field to claim the Republican or Democratic ticket has triggered a plethora of attack ads—not just between...

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 ...

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