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Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

Black National Convention endorses Black agenda during virtual broadcast

September 3, 2020

The topic of racial unrest for Black Americans was a recurring theme during the Democratic and Republican online national conventions. Rather than letting elected officials decide what political a...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

Kanye West in the White House is likely a 'long shot,' experts say

Kanye West in the White House is likely a ‘long shot,’ experts say

July 15, 2020

One day Kanye West is announcing his run for president in a tweet, the next a political adviser is reporting he has changed his mind and the next day West appears to be filing official paperwork an...

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

May 29, 2020

Most of Victoria Chávez Peralta's professors encouraged them to share their poetry with the world. Peralta had published work before, but this time was different. This time, it was for the Latinx cult...

Political pandemic: scope of local and national politics altered due to coronavirus

Political pandemic: scope of local and national politics altered due to coronavirus

May 19, 2020

This week, Illinois legislators are set to return to Springfield for the first time since early March, but the circumstances in which they do will be quite different. Both chambers are schedule...

(From left) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have all been floated as potential running mates for Joe Biden.

Biden’s VP pick likely ‘inconsequential’ in 2020 but could indicate future of Democratic Party

May 18, 2020

Joe Biden's running mate choice will have little impact on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, some political analysts say. However, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee’s announc...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

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...

Lally Doerrer watches former Vice President Joe Biden's virtual town hall.

‘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...

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

March 11, 2020

On this week’s episode of Chronicle Headlines, Managing Editor Mari Devereaux recaps the past week of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Then, Photojournalist Zachary Clingenpeel chronicles ...

Vermin Supreme has been campaigning for the presidency with the Libertarian Party since 2012. He is known for wearing a rubber boot on his head and his free pony policy.

Would you vote for a man who wears a boot on his head? 0.1% of New Hampshire did

March 9, 2020

For his opening statement in front of a Chicago audience, 2020 presidential candidate Vermin Supreme did not discuss foreign policy, student loan forgiveness programs or climate change policy. Wearing...

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary with 573 delegates, as of press time, behind former Vice President Joe Biden's 664 delegates.

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

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 ...

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