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Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

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...

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

A quick guide to the 3rd Congressional race

March 16, 2020

In 2018, Rep. Dan Lipinski nearly lost his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, barely beating challenger Marie Newman by 2.2 percentage points in the Illinois Democratic primary. This time...

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

Trans candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge aims to bring outside perspective to the bench

March 16, 2020

In 2018, former State Rep. Jeanne Ives ran a controversial, negative commercial against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial race. It called him out for being more moderate than Republican, ...

As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

As early voting opens in Illinois, Columbia students are more prepared than ever

March 3, 2020

In less than two weeks, Illinoisans will cast their vote in the primary for the 2020 presidential election. For those worried about making time or eager to fill out a ballot, early voting officially ...

New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

New ‘Dean of BS’ satirizes college

December 7, 2015

Columbia gained a new—and fake—administrative position via Twitter Dec. 1, whose title is “Interim Dean of Bullshit.” So far, the dean’s contributions to “growsynthesize” the college include ton...

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

By Assistant Arts & Culture

September 22, 2014

With a name like The Lemons, it may be hard to believe that the Logan Square-based group can make sweet music. Playing bubblegum-pop songs reminiscent of the 1960’s, the band creates a unique sound....

Republican governor candidates face off

Republican governor candidates face off

March 10, 2014

With Illinois’ March 18 primary quickly approaching, the race is heating up as the four Republican candidates for governor make their final cases for why they should be the Republican nominee.Republi...

Nittany Lions upset Hawkeyes on the mat

By Contributing Writer

March 14, 2011

by: Nadar Ihmoud, Contributing WriterThe University of Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2011 Big Ten Wrestling Championships with momentum. They completed the 2010-2011 regular season with a conference championship and were favored to win the tournament crown.However, they ran into the Penn State University Nittany Lions, who upset them to win their first wrestling title in the school’s history and their first conference wrestling...

‘Coming out of the shadows’ rally at Daley Plaza

By Cristina Aguirre

March 14, 2011

Chicago's immigration rights advocates marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza on March 11 for "Coming Out of the Shadows: Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic" rally. Advocates marched on the 5th anniversary of the pro-immigrant mega-marches of 2006. The Chronicle goes to Daley plaza and talks to a few Chicago youth who are coming out of the shadows....

Quinn wins, Republican race unsettled

By SpencerRoush

February 8, 2010

After a few surprises, a couple of close calls and low voter turnout for the Illinois primaries, some candidates are looking ahead to November, while others may have to wait several weeks to know if they should continue on the campaign trail.On Feb. 2, approximately 26 percent of Illinois’ registered voters went to the polls. There are a few reasons why analysts are saying the voter turnout was lower than previous years,...

Negative ads cause primary controversy

By SpencerRoush

February 1, 2010

With the Illinois primary a day away, more and more political advertisements are being broadcast on radio air waves and during nearly every  TV commercial break. Some candidates use advertisements to try to inspire people to support them so they can change Illinois and renew the economy, while others rely on negative information to smear their opponents.During this primary election season, many candidates have created negativ...

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