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Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Bushra Amiwala’s bid for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners has come to an end Tuesday, March 20. She conceded the race to Larry Suffredin, who won with 57 percent of the vote compared to Amiwala’s 26 percent, at a campaign event in Shukr Cafe in North Park. Suffredin has held...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

Bushra Amiwala is getting down in the political muck that is Chicago politics ahead of the Cook County Board of Commissioners primary. Since she announced her campaign in June, she’s encountered fiery opposition and establishment roadblocks. But the 20-year-old DePaul student has also encountered...

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under News

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Amiwala received news of a press release from an opposing candidate who accused her of not filing a critical fundraising form. The form originally stated in the article is required to be filed when candidates receive donations of at least $1,000. In r...

DePaul Institute of Housing Studies finds neighborhood rent topping off

DePaul Institute of Housing Studies finds neighborhood rent topping off

Zainab Ikram

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

The Institute of Housing Studies at DePaul University’s report on Cook County’s housing prices found some of the county’s most expensive areas’ housing prices of single-family homes flatten off. This phenomenon is occurring after the prices have been increasing steadily for many years. Read...

Inside-Out Program brings DePaul to Department of Corrections

Inside-Out Program brings DePaul to Department of Corrections

Benjamin Conboy

September 25, 2017


Filed under News

Friday morning classes can sometimes feel like prison – especially when the class is inside of a maximum-security penitentiary. Students who chose to participate in DePaul’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program take classes alongside inmates at the Cook County Jail,  the largest jail in the U.S., and the...

Bushra Amiwala gears up, student looks to add politics to her extracurriculars

Bushra Amiwala gears up, student looks to add politics to her extracurriculars

Benjamin Conboy

September 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

As the race for the Cook County’s next 13th District Commissioner heats up, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala has been quietly adding fuel to the fire of her campaign. Read More »...

Meet DePaul’s own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Meet DePaul’s own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Benjamin Conboy

June 14, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

DePaul student Bushra Amiwala isn’t waiting to graduate college before she forays into political life. At 19, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners held by long-time incumbent Larry Suffredin. Amiwala, of Skokie, is running for commissioner in the 13th D...

State Attorney Anita Alvarez visits Palatine Gurudwara, addresses hate crimes against Sikh community

State Attorney Anita Alvarez visits Palatine Gurudwara, addresses hate crimes against Sikh community

Gurnik Singh

April 8, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Gurudwara Sahib, a Sikh community center in the northwest Chicago suburb of Palatine, was a hustle and bustle with activity March 22 as Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez paid a visit to speak about the rise in hate crimes against the Sikhs. Read More »...

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