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In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago.

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...

If elected, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala would be the first Pakistani Muslim woman to hold  public office in Cook County. (Photo courtesy of Bushra Amiwala)

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor March 20, 2018

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...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor February 12, 2018

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...

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

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...

The change in rent prices in Lincoln Park/Lakeview and Logan Square/Avondale. 
(Ally Zacek/The DePaulia)

DePaul Institute of Housing Studies finds neighborhood rent topping off

Zainab Ikram November 13, 2017

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....

Professor Laura Biagi with her theater class at Stateville Correctional Center, where inmates study alongside DePaul students. 
(photo courtesy of Illinois Department of Corrections)

Inside-Out Program brings DePaul to Department of Corrections

Benjamin Conboy September 25, 2017

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...

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

Benjamin Conboy September 11, 2017

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. Amiwala, 19, has been steadily...

Meet DePauls 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

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...

Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez paid a visit to the Palatine Gurudwara speak about the rise in hate crimes against the Sikhs. (Gurnik Singh / The DePaulia)

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

Gurnik Singh April 8, 2015

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...

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