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Joe Biden defends his civil rights record

Joe Biden defends his civil rights record

June 28, 2019

A day after California Sen. Kamala Harris called out former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s presidential primary debate for his opposition in the ‘70s to busing, which helped to...

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

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...

Record breaking voter turnout for SGA Executive Board elections

Record breaking voter turnout for SGA Executive Board elections

April 19, 2019

With more than 500 votes cast for Student Government Association’s Executive Board elections for the 2019–2020 academic year, three candidates have been elected to take on new positions . Th...

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

April 15, 2019

Updated 5/3/2019 4:18 p.m.: Ald. Deb Bell (33rd Ward) conceded to Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez April 27 in one of the closest aldermanic races of 2019. Rodríguez-Sánchez will be sworn in with other ...

Meet the candidates running for SGA Executive Board

Meet the candidates running for SGA Executive Board

April 12, 2019

Three executive board positions for Student Government Association are open for the 2019–2020 academic year: vice president of communications, vice president and president. Voting for the cand...

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...

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...

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