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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

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 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, Editor in Chief 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, Staff Writer 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...

A students guide to midterm elections

A student’s guide to midterm elections

Amber Stoutenborough, Multimedia Managing Editor October 23, 2022

With midterm elections approaching in three weeks, more and more information has been thrown around online. The DePaulia thought it would be helpful for students to have a guide to follow that breaks down...

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, left, and Republican gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Darren Bailey participate in the Illinois Governors Debate at the WGN9 studios, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Chicago.

AP: Illinois candidates focus on crime during governor’s debate

John O'Connor, Associated Press October 19, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Crime in Chicago generated the most heat in Thursday's debate for Illinois governor Tuesday, with Republican challenger Darren Bailey suggesting that fighting lawlessness should...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is in support of the SAFE-T act, a law that features sweeping criminal justice reform and ending the cash bail in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2023. Proponents of the law say this law will help end systemic racism in the criminal justice system in Illinois. There is a large of response to this act as a result of propaganda from political groups.

SAFE-T slander: Misinformation surrounds Illinois’ new criminal justice reform law

Patrick Sloan-Turner and Erik Uebelacker September 25, 2022

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the highly publicized SAFE-T Act into law last year. In recent weeks, the act has been the subject of countless headlines and a major talking point amongst Illinois politicians,...

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) was sworn into the Chicago City Council at a City Council meeting on Sept. 21. Knudson is the first openly gay alderman for the 43rd Ward.

Timmy Knudsen appointed new alderman for 43rd Ward

Erik Uebelacker, Editor in Chief September 25, 2022

Freshly appointed Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) was confirmed by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, putting him in charge of the ward he has called home since 2015. The 32-year-old is now Chicago’s youngest...

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about issues that will be contested come Election Day during a rally at the UIC Forum at the University of Illinois Chicago campus in Chicago on Sept. 16.

Vice President Kamala Harris visits Chicago ahead of November Midterm

Jake Cox, Contributing Writer September 18, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris made her way to the University of Illinois at Chicago in support of the Illinois Democrats Get Out The Vote campaign ahead of the November midterms 53 days ahead of the midterm. In...

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