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Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) brought his start-up gubernatorial campaign to DePaul last Tuesday night, making a progressive case for the merit of government while jabbing at Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wealthy Democratic primary rivals. Pawar, who represents the Lincoln Square, North Center and R...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Associated Press

January 19, 2017


Filed under Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend. While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going,...

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

Brenden Moore

December 30, 2016


Filed under Politics

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given it’s the dull week between Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look at some possible ...

Journalism center co-director discusses ‘apocalyptic’ election year

Journalism center co-director discusses ‘apocalyptic’ election year

Jake Ekdahl

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Carol Marin has been a journalist in Chicago for nearly 40 years, spanning several different presidents, governors, mayors and other politicians. Those years of experience came in handy Tuesday night as she gave the inaugural lecture at the DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity an...

MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez

July 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award Program (MAP) grant was also facing an uncertain future. Decided by Gov. Rauner, the MAP grant was unfu...

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

Ellie Braida

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

It wasn’t business as usual Monday morning as hundreds showed up to march through Chicago’s Financial District for this week’s #MoralMonday protest, where demonstrators gathered to fight Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget. Read More »...

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Brenden Moore

February 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Feb. 12 marked the one-month anniversary of Bruce Rauner’s tenure as governor of Illinois. In that span, there have been plenty of PowerPoint presentations breaking down the bad economic shape the state is in, there was a State of the State address where Democrats openly laughed at some of the governor’s...

AP: Gov. Rauner lays out controversial plan to turn state around

AP: Gov. Rauner lays out controversial plan to turn state around

The Associated Press

February 8, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner presented an ambitious first-year agenda Wednesday in a 12-page speech that proposed measures he said would help Illinois better compete with its neighbors and repair a multibillion-dollar budget hole. Here’s a look at his plans at a glance: Read More »...

Faces of MAP: Granting opportunities to students in Illinois

Faces of MAP: Granting opportunities to students in Illinois

Danielle Church

January 25, 2015


Filed under Campus News, News

Betzaira Herrera’s mother only received a sixth grade education in Mexico. In order to have a better life, she journeyed to the United States despite not speaking any English. A year later, Herrera’s mother gave birth to her and because of the lifestyle her mother had, she was raised with the idea that “education is the key to succes...

AP: Rauner takes office today, faces immediate challenges

AP: Rauner takes office today, faces immediate challenges

The Associated Press

January 11, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

QUINCY, Ill. — Still speaking in campaign themes, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner met cheering crowds at stops Saturday to thank supporters and ready taxpayers for a “transformation” on the way. Read More »...

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