Posts tagged "Election Day"

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status
Election Time. Voters are to head to the polls on Tuesday. On the primary’s ballot are several local contests, but the most-watched race is the 2nd Congressional District. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. stepped down from the seat in November. He and his wife have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges. Disparate Impact.... Read more »

Strengthening A Voting Bloc: Pushing for an impressive Latino turnout

Christian Diaz woke up at 4 a.m. on Election Day. It was still dark as he made his way to Ames Middle School in Logan Square for the 5:50 a.m. meeting with a group of volunteers. Fortified with coffee, they headed out to knock on the doors of registered Latino voters in the area. Historically... Read more »

SLIDESHOW: A day at the polls

Air Force One arrives at O’Hare International Airport in the early morning hours of Nov.6, 2012 in Chicago. President Barack Obama and his family will be spending Election Day in the city where his political career began. Photo by Jonathan Gibby.
The most expensive political race in recent history comes down to this day. Now that all of the billions have been spent, the voters will have their say. Besides choosing who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years, voters in Illinois are also casting ballots for Congress, the state legislature and... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Election Day, the other Romney, a post-racial US, and declining unions

What's Up This Week: Election Day, the other Romney, a post-racial US, and declining unions
Election Day. The billions of dollars spent, the contentious debates and passionate speeches all come down to this day. On Nov. 6 voters head to the polls to pick their leaders from the White House to local races. The Other Romney. Republican Mitt Romney caught a lot of flack about his opinion on government aid when... Read more »