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Lori Lightfoot sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Mayor Lori Lightfoot answers a reporter's question during a news conference to provide an update to the latest efforts by the Racial Equity Rapid Response Team in Chicago on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Associated Press

May 9, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which includes some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier this week. Lightfoot warned that progress is dependent on residents continuing to stay home through the month of May to limit the...

‘She’s doing what is humane’: Undocumented college students express relief over Lori Lightfoot’s order ensuring benefits to undocumented

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for the federal government’s $2 trillion stimulus package, leading those that identify as undocumented during this pandemic crisis toward desperation.  But last Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order ensuring benefits to all Chicago residents, ...

“Ella está haciendo lo humanitario”: Estudiantes universitarios indocumentados expresan alivio por la orden de Lori Lightfoot que asegura beneficios a indocumentados

La alcaldesa de Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, firma una orden ejecutiva para garantizar que los beneficios relacionados con el coronavirus ofrecidos por la ciudad de Chicago estén disponibles para inmigrantes y refugiados.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

Los inmigrantes indocumentados no serán elegibles para el paquete de estímulo de $2 billones por parte del gobierno federal, lo que lleva a aquellos que se identifican como indocumentados durante esta crisis pandémica hacia la desesperación. Pero el martes pasado, la alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot firmó una or...

Guía del votante del abogado del estado del condado de Cook

In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, residents of Chicago' 33rd Ward mark their ballots at Marie's Golden Cue pool hall. An embarrassing mistake in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system could mean deportation, criminal charges or both for a handful of people who cast recent ballots.

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 16, 2020

Deslice hacia abajo para leer la entrevista de cada candidato. Candidatos demócrata: Kim Foxx Bill Conway Donna More Bob Fioretti   Candidatos republicanos: Patrick O'Brien Christopher Pfannkuche...

Donna More — La DePaulia

Donna More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney.

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Hemos pasado mucho tiempo en las comunidades. En realidad, pasé todo el fin de semana en Pilsen, La Villita. He estado trabajando con una mujer, Elizabeth Ramírez, que dirige un programa para personas que tienen familias latinas q...

Kim Foxx — La DePaulia

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that she's running for re-election.

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Hemos estado, uno, hablando de nuestros registros, ya que afecta a las comunidades, contratado nuestro primer asesor de políticas de inmigración, nuestro litigio afirmativo en la presentación de demandas contra el presidente Trump...

Bill Conway — La DePaulia

Bill Conway, an adjunct professor of finance, is running against incumbent Kim Foxx for State’s Attorney.

Ella Lee, Hannah Mitchell, and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué es lo que no funciona con el actual Fiscal del Estado? Simplemente no me gustó lo que estaba sucediendo en esa oficina. Había trabajado ahí, y realmente pude ver de primera mano lo importante que es tener una oficina del Fiscal del Estado y un sistema de justicia penal que sea honesto, ju...

Bob Fioretti — La DePaulia

Bob Fioretti — La DePaulia

Hannah Mitchell and Hillary Flores

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Ir a las comunidades, hablar con la gente. He estado muy activo en vecindarios hispanos. Fui la única persona que se puso de pie y luchó por ellos. Ninguno de estos otros candidatos ha defendido los barrios hispanos. ¿Cómo va a ...

Christopher Pfannkuche — La DePaulia

Christopher Pfannkuche — La DePaulia

Hannah Mitchell and Hillary Flores

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  He estado allí con mi equipo hablando en una gran cantidad de iglesias hispanas durante el último año y medio. El domingo pasado, hablamos en unas 50 iglesias hispanas, y vamos a estar haciendo lo mismo otra vez, el próximo domingo...

Illinois primary registration, early voting and polling places, explained

John Locher | AP

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The primary election in Illinois will take place on March 17, the same day many Illinoisans will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Primary elections often have historically lower turnout than general elections. In 2018, turnout for all eligible voters was just 19.9 percent compared with the historic g...

Protests shut down Cook County State’s Attorney forum at DePaul

Bill Conway, an adjunct professor of finance, is running against incumbent Kim Foxx for State’s Attorney.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

A forum for Cook County State’s Attorney candidates to answer questions from a moderator Monday evening at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus was shut down early because of protestors. As moderator Kenneth Dotson was about to ask a third question, a member of the audience got up and said he had a ques...

Brian Burns challenges Mike Quigley in House race

Brian Burns.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The fight to represent Chicago’s 5th district in Congress mimics other contests happening at the local and national level. It entails a young, liberal newcomer running against a more moderate incumbent, who hasn’t faced any real opposition in a while and comes equipped with the backing of the establi...

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