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Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District
For the past several days, we’ve asked some politicians from our area how they would help their communities in terms of race and poverty. In this latest installment, we’re featuring the 2nd Congressional District race. The race includes Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Republican challenger Brian Woodsworth and Independent Marcus Lewis. Jackson’s spokesman told us... Read more »

City's ethics reform good step, but no 'silver bullet'

City's ethics reform good step, but no 'silver bullet'
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to eradicating political corruption. What’s more, fighting it in a city like Chicago might, at times, seem like an all but fruitless task. Dick Simpson is a former Chicago alderman who pushed for reform measures during his time in the city council. He continues to speak out against... Read more »

Guzzardi wants recount in race against 'Machine' candidate Berrios

Guzzardi wants recount in race against 'Machine' candidate Berrios
Will Guzzardi’s camp broke two weeks of silence in the 39th District state rep primary Monday morning by announcing that it wanted the March 20 ballots recounted. The Chicago Board of Elections’ current tally has Guzzardi trailing incumbent Toni Berrios by 125 votes. Guzzardi is asking for a discovery recount in 21 precincts in the... Read more »
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Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature
A handful of Chicago’s Latino candidates running for the state legislature are hoping their progressive agendas and histories of community organizing can oust some of the longtime, establishment incumbents in their districts. There’s Adolfo Mondragón, the Yale- and University of Chicago-educated public interest attorney and college professor, who has worked for human rights groups, done... Read more »