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Midterm election: everything you need to know

Midterm election: everything you need to know

October 29, 2018

After months of campaigning during the most expensive midterm in U.S. election history—with more than $1 billion spent—voters will soon head to the polls, some for the first time.Joyce Williams, dir...

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

October 29, 2018

Eight days after the C-Fac union and OurColumbia coalition called for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation, the Board of Trustees extended his contract through the 2023–2024 academic year. ...

Experts analyze primary election results

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

Attorney general candidates address conflicts of interest, sexual harassment, gun violence

March 12, 2018

After Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in 2017, a plethora of candidates have entered the March 20 primary to succeed her. All 10 candidates met at a March 7 forum at the Union L...

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

Cinepocalypse film festival signals fresh start, not end times

By Miranda Manier

November 6, 2017

Film festival organizer and artistic director Josh Goldbloom has had his eye on the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., for years, following its programming and envying its spacious auditoriums from ...

City Club panel calls for  representation in CPS

City Club panel calls for representation in CPS

September 6, 2016

High dropout rates, increasing debt and controversy over governance have heavily plagued Chicago Public Schools for more than a decade.Numerous critics blame the current school board, one of only two ...

If you want to secede, we won’t stop you

By Tyler Davis

November 19, 2012

Perhaps the timing of President Barack Obama’s re-election and the release of Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic “Lincoln” isn’t a coincidence. Residents in all 50 states have recently filed petitions to secede from the Union.The petitions were filed on the We The People petition page on WhiteHouse.gov. Any petition on the webpage with more than 25,000 digital signatures will prompt an official response from th...

Eliminating criminal injustice

By Gregory Cappis

October 10, 2011

Marcus Lyons wasted three years of his life behind bars for a crime committed by someone else. He said this happened because he was the only person in a photo lineup wearing a necktie and not holding a sign.Lyons may never have been convicted if reforms proposed to the Illinois Senate Criminal Law committee on Oct. 3 were enacted in the 1980s. Using a computer program to generate impartial photo lineups was one reform introd...

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