Posts tagged "Annazette Collins"

Race, poverty and politics: $175M settlement with Wells Fargo; Cook County seeks more humane bond court; "hot-spot" buildings demolished; deep SNAP cuts may be coming

It’s been five years since The Chicago Reporter first uncovered the discriminatory lending practices that targeted Chicago’s African American and Latino neighborhoods. This week, the federal Department of Justice and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a $175 million settlement with one of the offending lenders, Wells Fargo. Meanwhile, African-American communities were disproportionately hurt by... Read more »

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers
The results from Tuesday’s contests are in. Here are the races The Chicago Reporter was watching: President of The United States Mitt Romney won Illinois, with 47 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum, the closest challenger, came away with 35 percent. Most of Romney’s support came from the city and suburbs, while Santorum split some... Read more »

Illinois primaries offer big showdowns, much drama

Illinois’ primary is Tuesday, March 20, and Chicagoans will be voting in a number of hot contests, among them: President of the United States: This race will likely not be that big of a draw in a blue town like Chicago, which counts the incumbent, unopposed President Barack Obama amongst the indigenous. But in the... Read more »
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Former GOP director Swiss could still have trouble in 10th District

Former GOP director Swiss could still have trouble in 10th District
Before deciding to run for a seat in the statehouse, Tom Swiss knew that getting elected in the 10th District would be no easy task. And even though his opponent, the incumbent Derrick Smith, was indicted on federal charges of bribery on Tuesday–a week before the March 20 primary–Swiss concedes he’s still a long-shot candidate.... Read more »

City's black, white and Latino districts will see new faces in Springfield

This year, about a dozen state legislative districts in and around Chicago will elect a lawmaker who is new to the district. Scanning the contests–in African-American, Latino and white districts–there are few that, up to this point, have not been hard-fought battles. For instance, remapping has forced incumbents Steve Landek, the current 11th District state... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar last week: Voter registration numbers released by the Chicago Board of Elections hit a 70-year low. After crunching some of the ward-by-ward numbers, though, the Reporter found that the sharpest drops in voter participation were clustered almost entirely in predominantly African-American... Read more »
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Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on

Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on
This year will be big for Chicago politics as races at nearly every level will be on the ballot. Scanning this year’s political spectrum reveals a number of contests that could result in hard-fought battles with game-changing outcomes. Take Illinois’ 2ndCongressional District, which U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. has represented since 1995, for example.... Read more »