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Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Associated Press

September 28, 2019

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms that sparked flash flooding over parts of northern Illinois dumped up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain in some areas. The storms swept across the region Friday and Saturday morning with hail, damaging winds and heavy...

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

DePaul sophomore Devin Gage and Marquette junior Markus Howard fight for a loose ball at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 12.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

College basketball has become known for its intense rivalries over the years, with most conferences having a marquee rivalries that is must-see tv. Not only do a lot of conferences around the country have big rivalries, but cities do as well. The biggest college basketball rivalry, for example, is b...

Illinois’ price for power

Illinois' price for power

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

When I was growing up in New Lenox, Illinois, I lived down the street from our mayor. In the scope of the national political machine, being the mayor of the village of New Lenox could be considered insignificant. But to a four-year-old boy, it was like having the president as a neighbor. I wanted noth...

Illinois college-aged residents, graduates flee state by thousands

Young Illinois residents have been leaving for surrounding states with cheaper public university tuition and lower property taxes in massive numbers. 
(Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia)

Timothy Duke, Assistant. News Editor

April 30, 2018

By the tens of thousands, college-age residents in Illinois are fleeing rising property taxes, underfunded public schools, and desolate job opportunities; they are opting instead to attend out-of-state universities or seek employment where property taxes do not feast on their livability. Illinois is...

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

ov. Bruce Rauner delivered the annual budget address on Wednesday. Facing reelection, he proposed that the state no longer cover teacher pensions, instead shifting the burden to school districts.
(Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

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Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018

With the beginning of a new year comes the inauguration of more than 100 new laws in Illinois. The Statehouse is often out of sight and out of mind for a lot of people, but the laws it signs are of equal consequence as those passed by the Federal legislatures. The laws passed cover dozens of topics from...

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

On Tuesday, Alderman Ameya Pawar announced Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his running mate for Illinois' gubernatorial election. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Ald. Ameya Pawar speaks to the DePaul Democrats at their weekly meeting. (Brenden Moore/The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

February 27, 2017

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) brought his start-up gubernatorial campaign to DePaul last Tuesday night, making a progressive case for the merit of government while jabbing at Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wealthy Democratic primary rivals. Pawar, who represents the Lincoln Square, North Center and R...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy, poses for a portrait in his office Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Chicago. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says he will run for Illinois governor in 2018. His bid brings the instant name recognition of his family's political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

The U.S. Capitol Building a day before inauguration festivities commence. (Brenden Moore/The DePaulia)

Associated Press

January 19, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend. While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going,...

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. Rauner sent two clear signals when he dumped $50 million into his campaign fund: The 2018 race for Illinois governor will be a rough one, and the contest starts now. What's still unknown is which Democrats will try to unseat the multimillionaire former businessman. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Brenden Moore

December 30, 2016

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given it’s the dull week between Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look at some possible ...

Journalism center co-director discusses ‘apocalyptic’ election year

Carol Marin, director, Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence, gives remarks during a dedication and reception event for the new Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence in the College of Communication, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Marin and Don Moseley, known for their decades of award-winning investigative journalism in Chicago and national media, serve as co-directors of the center that values truth, accuracy, fairness and context as its guiding principles. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Jake Ekdahl

September 28, 2016

Carol Marin has been a journalist in Chicago for nearly 40 years, spanning several different presidents, governors, mayors and other politicians. Those years of experience came in handy Tuesday night as she gave the inaugural lecture at the DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity an...

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