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DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

DePaul University alumnus Alderman Edward M. Burke pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges alleging he abused his longtime role as Chicago alderman to extort businesses and individuals for personal gain. “In the lexicon of Chicago politics, it’s a momentous day,” said NBC 5 political...

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demons took on the Creighton Bluejays on Feb. 20 in a basketball game that didn’t go DePaul’s way. However, in sporting events across the country, there is a game within the game. Billions of dollars a year are bet on sporting events around the world. In the past, the way to place ...

Preckwinkle brings ambition, experience to mayoral race

Preckwinkle brings ambition, experience to mayoral race

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

When Toni Preckwinkle was a teacher with Chicago Public Schools, one of her students was killed in a drive-by shooting while standing on their front porch. It’s moments like these that Preckwinkle says have influenced her decision to go into public service, including alderman of the 4th Ward, Cook...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 18, 2019

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 20 countries on anti-corruption group Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index. With a score of 71, it sits between France, which scored 72, and the United Arab Emirates, which scored 70. The lowest-scoring count...

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump called the state of the union “strong” during his Tuesday address to Congress and the nation. In the 82-minute speech, which is the second longest in American history, President Trump reiterated familiar talking points including the defense of American jobs, improving in...

Poland summit; What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East

Poland summit; What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 11, 2019

It was announced in early January: an international summit in Warsaw on February 13-14, sponsored by Poland and the U.S., with a focus on Iran and the Middle East. While the State Department said in a press release the "Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" w...

‘We never, ever punted a problem,’ Emanuel tells DePaul

‘We never, ever punted a problem,’ Emanuel tells DePaul

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

The City of Chicago was battening down the hatches in preparation for record-freezing temperatures, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t afraid to crack a joke. “Is anybody cold?” he chuckled as he entered an event for journalism students at DePaul University. With three months left as mayor, Emanu...

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

Vincente Marquez, Associated Press

January 28, 2019

When Maria Eugenia Pirona moved from Venezuela to Spain over six months ago she had lost hope that things would get better in her homeland. A lawyer and former civil servant, Pirona had seen her comfortable life ruined by the deepening political and economic strife. Her pension was cut and, ...

Casten and Underwood defeat Republican incumbents

Casten and Underwood defeat Republican incumbents

Natalia Cardenas, Jakob Emerson, Mikayla Price & Heather Stone, Contributing Writers

November 12, 2018

In two closely watched suburban Congressional districts, Democrats unseated Republicans in seats critical to their takeover of the House of Representatives. In the Illinois 6th District, covering the suburbs west of Chicago, veteran Republican Rep. Peter Roskam lost to Democratic businessman and political...

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