The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa., Jan. 5, 2024. Voters in more than 50 countries that are home to half the world’s population are eligible to vote in elections in 2024.

Gen Z’s changing plans for the 2024 election

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor January 15, 2024
The 2020 election drew record numbers of Generation Z voters, with 65% of voters ages 18-29 casting their votes for the winning Biden-Harris ticket.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the House floor after being ousted as Speaker of the House at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.

House removes Kevin McCarthy as Speaker in unprecedented vote

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor October 3, 2023

Eight far-right members of the House of Representatives successfully voted to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his position as Speaker of the House Tuesday afternoon. This is the first time...

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,...

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...

43rd Ward alderman Timmy Knudsen smiles to a crowd of supporters after securing victory over Brian Comer in Tuesday nights runoff election.

Ald. Timmy Knudsen wins runoff, keeps seat in 43rd Ward

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor April 4, 2023

Receiving more votes than any candidate in a 43rd Ward aldermanic election in Chicago history, Ald. Timmy Knudsen defeated Brian Comer to keep his seat in a tightly contested race Tuesday night. “We...

Timmy Knudsen, Brian Comer secure top two spots in 43rd Ward race, head to April runoff

Timmy Knudsen, Brian Comer secure top two spots in 43rd Ward race, head to April runoff

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor February 28, 2023

Ald. Timmy Knudsen and Brian Comer will face off in a runoff on April 4 after besting a field of four other candidates in the 43rd Ward Aldermanic election.  Knudsen, who was appointed to the position...

Candidates running for the position of Alderman in the 43rd Ward respond to questions of public safety and education.

43rd Ward race mirrors other city elections with heavy focus on crime

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor January 23, 2023

“Public safety, public safety and public safety.” 43rd Ward candidate Brian Comer said these are his campaign’s three points of emphasis in front of an audience of more than 100 at the aldermanic...

Heating up: Candidates vie for 43rd representation

Heating up: Candidates vie for 43rd representation

Una Cleary, Focus Editor January 22, 2023

From Diversey to Armitage, the 43rd Ward lines the limits of Lincoln Park, home to DePaul. Since the dividing of the 50 wards of Chicago in 1923, the alderman has served as the representative of each of...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions from the media during a press conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.  A variety of new laws take effect Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 that could have an impact on peoples finances and, in some cases, their personal liberties.

SAFE-T stalled: cashless bail halted by Illinois Supreme Court, ruling not expected until Spring

Erik Uebelacker January 9, 2023

Illinois was slated to become the first state in the country to entirely eliminate cash bail, with the Pretrial Fairness Act set to take effect on Jan. 1. But on Dec. 31, just hours before the law would...

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time as he pauses while speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

DePaul community reacts to Donald Trump announcing 2024 presidential run

Jake Cox, Digital Managing Editor November 19, 2022

Former President Donald J. Trump announced his run for the Presidency in the 2024 general election, on Nov. 15, from his Mar-a-Lago estate. This will be Trump’s third consecutive run for president. This...

While the Right to Collective Bargaining measure is a state-wide measure on the 2022 Cook County ballot, the Cook County Forest Preserve Tax Increase Measure is local to Cook County only.

Cook County ballot measures explained

Kara Zubo, Copy Editor October 31, 2022

As election day approaches, it is in your best interest to understand what will be included on your voting ballot. If registered in Cook County, two ballot measures are included: a state-wide right-to-work...

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) speaks to DePaul students during a Q&A session at Lincoln Park Campus Wednesday.

Ald. Knudsen: appropriate use of cameras, lighting, could curb ward crime

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 27, 2022

Across the board, crime in the 19th district is up 66% from last year, according to CPD data recently gathered by NBC Chicago. Robberies alone have surged 48% over the same period, leaving 43rd Ward residents...

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