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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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Challenging the status quo in local politics

The March 18 primary elections are just around the corner with far less excitement than the last primaries in 2012. Around the same time two years ago, a few heated races kept us somewhat interested in the election process. One that I particularly remember is the race between former journalist Silvana Tabares and educator and […]

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Elections 2012: Recap on Local Races

These primary elections were not particularly popular among Chicago residents. Voter turnout was drastically low in the city with about 23 percent of registered voters showing up to the polls. Among some of the local races, the heated 21st newly drawn district race between Silvana Tabares and Rudy Lozano Jr. concluded with Tabares, a former […]