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Chicago treads to the polls with surprisingly low voter turnout

Chicago treads to the polls with surprisingly low voter turnout

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

March 4, 2019

Despite a wide array of candidates and a tumultuous two terms from current mayor Rahm Emanuel, voter turnout was remarkably low during municipal elections on Tuesday. By 7 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 539,000 votes had been cast, making up about 34 percent of registered voters in Chicago. This ...

Election Coverage

Election Coverage

March 4, 2019

Chicago voters won’t elect a new mayor until a runoff election on April 2, but one thing is for sure: Chicago will have a black woman in the mayor’s office for the first time in its history. After a late surge in the polls, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot topped the 14 candidates vying ...

Gery Chico adds experience and connections to mayoral race

Gery Chico adds experience and connections to mayoral race

Carina Smith, News Editor

January 28, 2019

Gery Chico has spent his life taking on many important roles in Chicago, but now he is ready to tackle a new one: being the next mayor. Chico announced his plan to run for Chicago governor in September, shortly after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not be seeking another term. His announcement...

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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