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Potential running mates are now a concern for Clinton

Potential running mates are now a concern for Clinton

Donyae Lewis

May 8, 2016

Winning four out of the five Eastern states was a turning point  for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Following those recent wins, many are predicting that she will claim the 2016 presidential nomination over opponent Bernie Sanders. Clinton now has over 90 percent of the delega...

Latino voters discuss their role in 2016 election

Latino voters discuss their role in 2016 election

Jessica Villagomez

May 8, 2016

With presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declaring Mexicans “rapists” and campaigning on building a wall along the country’s southern border, the Latino community has been thrown right at the center of the national debate ahead of the 2016 election. As the fastest-gro...

Cruz, Kasich supporters undecided now that Trump is presumptive nominee

Cruz, Kasich supporters undecided now that Trump is presumptive nominee

Jack Ladd

May 8, 2016

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Ohio Governor John Kasich both dropped out of the Republican presidential primary following another win for Donald Trump in Indiana. Trump’s win secures his nomination as the GOP candidate, barring a surprise at the national convention this summer. Before suspendi...

Dismissive media coverage belittles Sanders campaign

Dismissive media coverage belittles Sanders campaign

Danielle Harris

April 3, 2016

When Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for the presidency last April he was immediately dismissed by the mainstream media as a total long shot. In a Washington Post profile on the senator, he was described as “an unlikely presidential candidate — an ex-hippie, septuagenarian socialist...

Trump to blame for rally violence

Trump to blame for rally violence

Brenden Moore and Danielle Harris

March 25, 2016

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the Republican presidential candidate is a mastermind in media manipulation. His campaign has received unprecedented levels of news coverage while devoting significantly less to paid advertising than any of his opponents. It seems that no how matter outrageous Tru...

Despite optimism, Sanders fails to overcome Clinton

Despite optimism, Sanders fails to overcome Clinton

Matthew Paras

March 16, 2016

It couldn’t have been more ironic, really. Read More »...

Kim Foxx promises to ‘turn the page’ after Cook County State’s Attorney nomination

Kim Foxx promises to ‘turn the page’ after Cook County State’s Attorney nomination

Emma Krupp

March 16, 2016

Reform candidate Kim Foxx won the Democratic nomination for the Cook County state’s attorney race, following mass outrage over incumbent Anita Alvarez’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case. Read More »...

After a controversial year, Alvarez defeated by Foxx

Brenden Moore

March 16, 2016

Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” blared from the speakers at the beginning of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s election night event, audible to the quiet, near-empty room filled mostly with press and campaign workers. Read More »...

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois Democratic primary

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois Democratic primary

Mariah Woelfel and Megan Deppen

March 15, 2016

With a 50 percent win in Illinois, Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Illinois Democratic Primary. She finished the Tuesday primaries strong and strengthened her odds of becoming the democratic nominee for president.   Read More &r...

LIVE: 2016 Illinois primary

LIVE: 2016 Illinois primary

Brenden Moore, Kirsten Onsgard, Mariah Woelfel, Megan Deppen, Matthew Paras, and Emma Krupp

March 15, 2016

Quick facts: What's at stake: 156 Democratic delegates, 69 Republican delegates. Who's ahead: Polls last month gave Clinton a wide lead, but more recently, they've varied, with some giving Sanders a lead. On the Republican side, Trump leads with Cruz in close second, according to YouGov. M...

Sanders addresses violence, income inequality at Chicago rally

Danielle Harris

March 15, 2016

After campaign stops in Missouri, Ohio and North Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage March 14 around 11 p.m. at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Nearly 4,000 Sanders supporters attended the March 14 rally, where he addressed the importance of high voter turn...

What you should know about the Illinois primary election

What you should know about the Illinois primary election

Kirsten Onsgard and Mariah Woelfel

March 8, 2016

Here's what you should know about the Illinois primaries, and how to vote in Chicago.  Read More »...

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