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15th Ward candidates address their community: A message from Rafael Yañez

From the editor: Recently, we asked each candidate running for alderman in the 15th Ward to answer the question: Why residents of the 15th Ward should vote for you? This is Rafael Yañez’s response.  This spring, on April 7th, we the people of the new 15th Ward have an opportunity to break with tradition. Historically the […]

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What’s up with that? Local youth step up for their communities

By the time you read this column, Chicago’s primary election results will be in. We’ll know who won some hotly contested Northwest Side primary races. We’ll also know how successful grassroots groups like the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council were in getting out the vote to show support for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour […]

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Meet the Candidates: A Preview of the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Race

Eight months before the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial primary elections, we seem to have a good indication of who the candidates might be. As of now, the race predictably includes several Republicans who hope to replace Democrat Pat Quinn as the state’s next governor. The sitting governor will also face at least one challenger from his […]

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Voters Encounter Confusion at Neighborhood Polling Sites on Election Day

Confusion surrounded Chicago neighborhood polling places today as many voters realized their regular voting location had changed. A redrawn city ward map earlier this year meant new polling places for many Chicago voters, but some were unaware of the changes. Betty Brown a Back of the Yards resident arrived at St. Michael the Archangel in […]