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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...

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 ...

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

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...

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

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 ...

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...

Endorsement: Bernie, for more than the bros

Endorsement: Bernie, for more than the bros

February 29, 2020

Election year, a time ripe with both hope and trepidation for the future of our country. With caucuses, debates and nationwide campaign tours already underway, presidential candidates have been in o...

Opinion: Reading between the lines is crucial in the 2020 election season

Opinion: Reading between the lines is crucial in the 2020 election season

By Camilla Forte, Deputy Director of Photography

February 11, 2020

“We know who got us to this point,” said Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang from the stage at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum. “It was not the media comp...

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...

Candidates tackle health care, the environment and the economy in 1st Congressional District

Candidates tackle health care, the environment and the economy in 1st Congressional District

January 30, 2020

Constituents, including local residents, educators and students, filled seats and crowed around pillars to hear candidates running for Illinois' 1st Congressional District seat share their stances on the ...

‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

December 6, 2019

“American Idiot” by Green Day and “Uprising” by Muse blasted over loudspeakers as hundreds of attendees wearing “MATH” hats and raising “humanity first” signs cheered and shouted wit...

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