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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...

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

Heated Cook County state’s attorney’s race draws national attention

March 16, 2020

The Cook County state's attorney race has become one of Illinois' most closely watched races nationwide this election cycle involving a celebrity, an alleged phony hate crime report, criminal justice r...

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

January 20, 2018

On the day the federal government shut down, approximately 300,000 people went to work and marched Chicago’s streets.One year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, his critics rallie...

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

Politicians say ‘no more’ to sexual harassment in state Capitol

November 6, 2017

Uncomfortable handshakes that linger too long, arms around the shoulder that drift while posing for photos and comments about her distracting looks are just a few acts of sexual harassment experienced du...

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

Kim Foxx acts on campaign promises for reform

May 8, 2017

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has drafted legislation to create an additional layer of investigations in fatal, officer-involved shootings.Foxx, along with the help of state lawmakers in the...

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

March 13, 2017

The current system for bail bonds in criminal cases favors those who can pay for them, and all Americans need to understand that, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in an interview with The Chronicl...

Notable Native: Brit Volini

Notable Native: Brit Volini

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

No one loves hockey more than Brit Volini, chairman of Hockey is for Everyone.Her youth development program aims to make it possible for Illinois children ages 4-14 to play an often-inaccessible sport, no matter the...

O’Hare workers protest for $15/ hour, union rights | The Columbia Chronicle

December 5, 2016

O’Hare workers gathered outside the airport Nov. 29 to fight for union rights as well as a raise to $15 an hour in conjunction with the Fight for 15 movement. Workers said they waited until after Thank...

Chicago State University hosts Cook County State’s Attorney Forum | THe Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Dr., hosted the Cook County State’s Attorney Candidates Forum on Feb. 13.Former co-host Star Jones of the Emmy Awar...

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