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David Krupa announces lawsuit following alleged election fraud

David Krupa announces lawsuit following alleged election fraud

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

David Krupa, the 19-year-old DePaul University freshman running for alderman of the 13th Ward on the Southwest Side, has more work ahead before Election Day later this month. Krupa  announced about two weeks ago that he is suing his opponent, Ald. Marty Quinn, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for...

Rauner loses gubernatorial race after a single rocky term

Rauner loses gubernatorial race after a single rocky term

Carina Smith, News Editor

November 12, 2018

After an expensive and widespread campaign season, incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he was conceding to Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker, effectively ending his time in office. At his watch party held at the Drake Hotel on Nov. 6, Rauner announced he was dropping out of the Illinois gubernatorial...

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 15, 2018

As with any election, low voter turnout plagues the nation because of wasted opportunities. In the 2016 presidential election, 42 percent of registered Americans did not vote, according to data compiled by the U.S. Election Project. The advantage to this is that it could help mobilize those who missed...

DePaul SGA candidates gear up for contested election

DePaul SGA candidates gear up for contested election

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015

After years of presidential candidates running unopposed, the upcoming Student Government Association elections will feature a contested race for president as well as competing slates seeking to control the organization’s executive branch. Read More »...

Caroline Vickrey concedes 43rd Ward aldermanic race

Brenden Moore

April 14, 2015

Ald. Michele Smith declared victory Tuesday in the race for 43rd Ward alderman after challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded earlier in the day, a week after the polls closed. Read More »...

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015

“Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet,” said former 43rd Ward Alderman Paddy Bauler upon his victory over a reform candidate in 1939. Indeed, this line became one of folklore as Chicago went from being a haven for gangsters to a safe place for elected officials to perfect their craft of graft. Read More ...

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward

Luisa Fuentes

February 25, 2015

In a heated race for the Alderman seat in Lincoln Park's 43rd Ward, first-time candidate Jennifer “Jen” Kramer couldn't get enough votes to bring her to a potential runoff. At her election night party, a room with more than 60 people including family, campaign volunteers and friends gathered to s...

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Brenden Moore

February 24, 2015

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to an April 7 runoff with Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia after failing to get the 50 percent plus one needed to win tonight. With most precincts reporting, Emanuel has about 45 percent of the vote — well ahead of Garcia who took 34 percent — while other challengers Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson and William ‘Dock’ Walls split the res...

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Election 2015

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Election 2015

DePaulia Staff

February 24, 2015

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MAP: Chicago Election Results 2015

MAP: Chicago Election Results 2015

Summer Concepcion

February 24, 2015

Check back throughout the night for updated results as votes are counted.

Gov. Pat Quinn visits DePaul, announces final ICCAP grant

Gov. Pat Quinn visits DePaul, announces final ICCAP grant

Grant Myatt

October 28, 2014

  Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul's Loop Campus Tuesday morning to announce the final installment of the ICCAP grant for the university. Read More »...

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Kevin Gross

October 12, 2014

With the November midterm elections beckoning, concerns are arising as to how the decisions of voters may be challenged via the constantly increasing effects of political gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, or the redistricting of voter districts for political purposes, occurs because state legisla...

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