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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...

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

Lightfoot and Durbin endorse Biden, opinion split among faculty, students

Lightfoot and Durbin endorse Biden, opinion split among faculty, students

March 6, 2020

Drawing mixed reactions from student and faculty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joined a growing list of public officials who have endorsed Joe Biden for president. “What impr...

Pinky promises and the golden boy:  Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

Pinky promises and the golden boy: Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

March 6, 2020

America will not have a female president or an openly gay president for at least another four years now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have ...

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

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...

After caucus catastrophe, Buttigieg wins most Iowa delegates

After caucus catastrophe, Buttigieg wins most Iowa delegates

February 4, 2020

  Updated 02/10/20 at 9:27 a.m.: On Sunday night, the Democratic National Committee announced South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg won the most delegates in the contentious Iowa caucuses. ...

Democrats deliver last pitch to Iowans before first-in-nation caucus

Democrats deliver last pitch to Iowans before first-in-nation caucus

February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA—One day before the Iowa caucuses, the first time nationwide that Democrats will publicly express their choice for the candidate to challenge President Donald Trump, many Iowans remain...

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

November 22, 2019

The Democratic presidential debate came on the heels of a full day of public testimony in the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. With no ...

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

November 18, 2019

With more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, only four months from the Iowa caucus and five months until the Illinois primary, the race is on for who will win the youth vo...

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

October 16, 2019

In the most crowded presidential debate in history with 12 candidates, there may as well have been a 13th podium set up for President Donald Trump for how prevalent he was in the discussion. The twelve candi...

EDITORIAL: Sex workers deserve security, updated policy

EDITORIAL: Sex workers deserve security, updated policy

September 14, 2019

One area top-polling 2020 candidates have not landed on concretely—which seems to be a gray area for other candidates, as well—is whether to support the decriminalization of sex work. The decriminalizatio...

Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

September 13, 2019

Ten of the top-polling Democratic presidential contenders walk onto a debate stage in Houston, and America says, “I guess it was okay.” Thursday’s latest round of 2020 presidential debates—despite...

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