The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Billy Drew makes Brandon Johnson signs with 12th ward constituents.

Latine youth take lead on informing their communities about mayoral elections

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2023

Editor's Note: La DePaulia and The DePaulia use 'Latine' when referring to the community. Read our statement here. Seen out in the streets passing out flyers throughout Chicago’s South West Side,...

Organizers and volunteers for Brandon Johnsons campaign cheer as Johnson and U.S. Senator Bernie Sander takes the stage at rally at UIC CreditUnion1 Arena ahead of runoff election on April 4.

COLUMN: Brandon Johnson proved, once again, that people power wins elections

Jake Cox, Online Managing Editor April 9, 2023

In a victory for organized labor, Brandon Johnson was elected the next mayor of Chicago on April 4. Johnson was elected on progressive ideals and the full might of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). This...

Mayor elect Brandon Johnson celebrates on stage in front of an audience of supporters at his victory party after Tuesday nights runoff election.

Brandon Johnson wins Chicago mayoral election

After a long haul, Chicagoans decided on Tuesday that Brandon Johnson will be the city’s 57th mayor.  At the time of publishing, the current member of the Cook County Commissioners won 51.4% of the...

Brandon Johnson sera el proximo alcade de Chicago.

Brandon Johnson gana las elecciones a la alcaldía de Chicago

Kiersten Riedford y Jacqueline Cardenas, News Editor and La DePaulia Editor-In-Chief April 4, 2023

Los habitantes de Chicago decidieron el martes que Brandon Johnson será el nuevo alcalde de la ciudad para los próximos cuatro años.  Cuando publicamos, el actual miembro del Comisionado del Condado...

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies on behalf of Brandon Johnson at a campaign event at the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 30, five days before the runoff election.

Down to the wire: Mayoral candidates bring out big names for final push

Lilly Keller and Una Cleary April 2, 2023

Over 4,000 people packed University of Illinois Chicago’s Credit Union 1 Arena Thursday night to rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives in support of Brandon Johnson.  Johnson received...

Mayoral candidates Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson speak at the Womens Mayoral Forum, hosted by Chicago Women Take Action Alliance, on Friday, March 10.

Vallas and Johnson return to Women’s Mayoral Forum

Lily Lowndes, Social Media Editor March 12, 2023

Mayoral candidates Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson have been here before, only last time, there were seven other candidates with them. The two mayoral hopefuls were back at the Chicago Temple on Saturday...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pauses during her concession speech, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, in Chicago.

One and done: Lightfoot out, Johnson and Vallas advance in mayoral race

Lori Lightfoot became the first Chicago mayor in 40 years to lose reelection Tuesday, failing to receive enough votes to qualify for a runoff election and finishing in third place. Paul Vallas and Brandon...

Mayoral Candidate and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson celebrates his confirmation into the April 4 runoff election.

Advancing to the runoffs: Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson advance to the third-ever Chicago runoff election in history

Una Cleary, Focus Editor March 5, 2023

Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson both secured a spot in the April 4 mayoral runoff election. With a crowded field of nine candidates, Vallas and Johnson...

Defeated mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” García addresses his supporters at his election party on Tuesday.

COLUMN: ‘Chuy’ García highlights Latino political success but future needs leaders who encourage unity among ethnic communities

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2023

As journalists, our most important tools are our eyes, ears and mouths. We use them to interpret our surroundings, gather information and ask questions. Most of all, we use them to tell the truth.  As...

Paul Vallas (Left) and Brandon Johnson will head to a runoff on April 4 after defeating a hefty field of opponents in the 2023 race, including incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Paul Vallas, Brandon Johnson qualify for April runoff

Erik Uebelacker February 28, 2023

Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson will meet in a runoff election on April 4 to determine the next mayor of Chicago. The nine-way race gave way to these top two candidates, neither of which achieved the...

illinois 4th District Representative Jesús “Chuy” García speaking at the Chicago Temple during the Women’s Mayoral Forum.

Some Latino voters question Jesús ‘Chuy’ García’s ability to build coalition across communities

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2023

Lenin M. Plaza, a political science DePaul alum, was 15 years old when his interest for politics was sparked. He volunteered for U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García’ s campaign in 2015. As a former DACA...

State Rep. Kam Buckner speaks to the crowd during the Peoples Unity Forum. Buckners campaign focuses on affordable housing.

‘For all the people, for all of Chicago’: People’s Unity Forum focuses on violence prevention, housing, public safety for upcoming election

Nadia Carolina Hernandez, Former Editor in Chief January 30, 2023

Hundreds of people held up green flags as Marketta Sims, a grassroots leader from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, recounted her experience with homelessness. “When people often think of people...

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