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DePaul community braces for tax hike

DePaul community braces for tax hike

Jackson Danbeck

November 3, 2015

Days after the Chicago City Council voted 35-15 in favor of the highest property tax hike in the city’s history, DePaul students and faculty living in Lincoln Park and elsewhere await their own fate in how they will deal with a more expensive neighborhood — if they decide to stay. Read More »...

News Briefs: Jumpstart update, DePaul University policies revised

News Briefs: Jumpstart update, DePaul University policies revised

Brenden Moore

August 4, 2015

Here's what's happening at DePaul and in Chicago. 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 »...

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015

The 43rd Ward is still without a winner this week as Ald. Michele Smith leads challenger Caroline Vickrey by a mere 86 votes as absentee ballots are still being counted. Read More »...

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

Kevin Gross and Bea Aldrich

April 8, 2015

The contentious race for 43rd Ward alderman did not conclusively end election night, but Ald. Michele Smith now leads the 43rd Ward race against challenger Caroline Vickrey by 81 votes as of Friday morning. Read More »...

Finish line near in heated 43rd Ward runoff

43rd Ward election results

•  Michele Smith - 41.7 percent (red)
•  Caroline Vickrey - 35.8 (blue)
•  Jen Kramer - 16.7 
•  Jerry Quandt - 5.9

*Outlined precincts indicate where candidate won more than 50 percent of vote

Brenden Moore

April 5, 2015

The runoff campaign for mayor and 18 seats on the city council is near the end as voters go to the polls this Tuesday. In the 43rd Ward, this will mean the end of a bitter and personal campaign between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey. Read More »...

Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey debate in 43rd Ward race

The 43rd Ward aldermanic debate between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey was held at the Steppenwolf Theater on Monday. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

March 17, 2015

The gloves came off in the race for 43rd Ward alderman as incumbent Ald. Michele Smith accused challenger Caroline Vickrey of not paying her “fair share” of property taxes on her home as the two candidates debated Monday night. Read More »...

Ald. Michele Smith, Jerry Quandt ‘partner together’ despite past differences

Ald. Michele Smith, Jerry Quandt ‘partner together’ despite past differences

Brenden Moore

March 8, 2015

A slew of endorsements are adding new dynamics to the race for 43rd Ward alderman as the runoff campaign between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey heats up. Read More »...

Ald. Smith, Vickrey head to runoff in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith speaks during a debate held at DePaul Student Center. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

Rachel Hinton and Colin Sallee

February 25, 2015

After taking an early lead, Ald. Michele Smith of the 43rd Ward faces a runoff in April after receiving roughly 42 percent of the vote in a tight race. Her opponent, Caroline Vickrey, received roughly 36 percent of the vote. Read More »...

Ald. Michele Smith makes case for 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith at a desk at the 43rd Ward Democrats office. In addition to being alderman, Smith serves as Democratic committeeman for the ward. She is facing three opponents in the election Feb. 24. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

February 15, 2015

Despite her extensive record, divided ward makes runoff a possibility Read More »...

Ald. Michele Smith, challengers spar over $72,000 consulting fee

Ald. Michele Smith speaks during a debate held at DePaul Student Center. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

Megan Deppen

February 1, 2015

Ald. Michele Smith warded off criticism for her $72,000 side job at the hottest debate in the 43 ward election thus far. Read More »...

Ald. Michele Smith speaks to DePaul College Democrats

Ald. Michele Smith speaks to DePaul College Democrats Tuesday, Sept. 23. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

September 25, 2014

Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward) spoke to the DePaul Democrats Tuesday night on topics ranging from the responsibilities of an alderman to her upcoming re-election campaign. With students from around the country and world attending DePaul, the city’s political process can be confusing. So in her talk, Smith started with explaining the r...

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