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Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

Byline: Summer Diab and Brianna Thomas Terrell Smith, an election worker at a polling place in the Gold Coast, called Tuesday for more city spending in poorer neighborhoods, a raise in property taxes and more jobs. Smith said he opposes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is seeking his second four-year term. Emanuel has to win 50 […]

Undocumented Immigrants Live In Uncertainty Waiting For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Undocumented Immigrants Live In Uncertainty Waiting For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Felipe Diosdado, 35, has worked as a janitor in downtown Chicago for 14 years. He’s a father of two with family members who are U.S. citizens, however, Diosdado is not. Since coming to America from Mexico in 1997, he has been undocumented. This is why Diosdado is impatiently awaiting President Barack Obama to take action […]

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Gutierrez Demands Obama to take Action on Immigration

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Gutierrez Demands Obama to take Action on Immigration

A day after Republicans wrested control of the U.S. Senate from Democratic hands, proponents of immigration reform, including U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), called on President Barack Obama to act in a “bold and meaningful way” on immigration and warned of consequences for the Democratic Party if they are ignored. In September, as thousands of unaccompanied children were […]

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Quinn Admits Defeat

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Quinn Admits Defeat

Gov. Pat Quinn announced his official defeat to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner at the James R. Thompson Center Wednesday while protesters filled the plaza wearing white masks and holding signs while calling for a change in the way government is being run. “Your vote didn’t matter,” the crowd cheered, led by a woman with a […]

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Polling in the South Loop

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Polling in the South Loop

By: Nicole Evans and Courtney Lynch Voters were eager to go to the polls Tuesday morning in the South Loop for the final stretch of the midterm election. “This election has a lot of competition, whereas in the last couple of years, there really hasn’t been that much competition,” said Jamarius Esper, 20, a student […]

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Eager Lincoln Park Voters Ready for Election Day

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Eager Lincoln Park Voters Ready for Election Day

By Jay Leonardi, Alexandra Miletta and Gina Scarpino In the final stretch of the 2014 mid-term election, voters were eager to hit the polls Tuesday morning in Lincoln Park. Despite a relatively low voter turnout, many voters had strong opinions about many of the candidates and referendums. The Governor’s race is expected to be the […]

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Big ballot, big deal

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Big ballot, big deal

Tax increases for the wealthy, birth control coverage, and a minimum-wage increase were three important referendums being voted on Tuesday in Chicago as part of the midterm election, which also included the Illinois governor’s race. According to the Chicago Tribune, the number of early ballots cast in the Chicago and Cook County area rose from […]

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