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DePaul SGA candidates gear up for contested election

DePaul SGA candidates gear up for contested election

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015


Filed under Campus News, News, SGA Elections

After years of presidential candidates running unopposed, the upcoming Student Government Association elections will feature a contested race for president as well as competing slates seeking to control the organization’s executive branch. Read More »...

Caroline Vickrey concedes 43rd Ward aldermanic race

Brenden Moore

April 14, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Ald. Michele Smith declared victory Tuesday in the race for 43rd Ward alderman after challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded earlier in the day, a week after the polls closed. Read More »...

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

“Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet,” said former 43rd Ward Alderman Paddy Bauler upon his victory over a reform candidate in 1939. Indeed, this line became one of folklore as Chicago went from being a haven for gangsters to a safe place for elected officials to perfect their craft of graft. Read More ...

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward

Luisa Fuentes

February 25, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

In a heated race for the Alderman seat in Lincoln Park's 43rd Ward, first-time candidate Jennifer “Jen” Kramer couldn't get enough votes to bring her to a potential runoff. At her election night party, a room with more than 60 people including family, campaign volunteers and friends gathered to s...

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Brenden Moore

February 24, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to an April 7 runoff with Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia after failing to get the 50 percent plus one needed to win tonight. With most precincts reporting, Emanuel has about 45 percent of the vote — well ahead of Garcia who took 34 percent — while other challengers Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson and William ‘Dock’ Walls split the res...

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Election 2015

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Election 2015

DePaulia Staff

February 24, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

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MAP: Chicago Election Results 2015

MAP: Chicago Election Results 2015

Summer Concepcion

February 24, 2015


Filed under Metro, Multimedia, News

Check back throughout the night for updated results as votes are counted.

Gov. Pat Quinn visits DePaul, announces final ICCAP grant

Gov. Pat Quinn visits DePaul, announces final ICCAP grant

Grant Myatt

October 28, 2014


Filed under Election 2014, News

  Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul's Loop Campus Tuesday morning to announce the final installment of the ICCAP grant for the university. Read More »...

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Kevin Gross

October 12, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

With the November midterm elections beckoning, concerns are arising as to how the decisions of voters may be challenged via the constantly increasing effects of political gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, or the redistricting of voter districts for political purposes, occurs because state legisla...

Democrats push for referenda-heavy ballot this November, hope for increase in voter turnout

Democrats push for referenda-heavy ballot this November, hope for increase in voter turnout

Megan Deppen

July 9, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Yet another public advisory question has been added to Illinois' November ballot, lengthening the list of attempts by the current administration to appeal to voters in the country's unhappiest state. A week after the debated Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision favoring private companies' ability to decid...

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