Category: Politics

Scores of Chicagoans protest hate graffiti in Lincoln Square on Sunday

On Aug. 27, scores of Chicagoans rallied and marched in Lincoln Square to protest against hate graffiti scrawled across the neighborhood the previous day. On a muggy and overcast afternoon, the crowd gathered at Waters Elementary School, 4540 N. Campbell Ave., for a preliminary rally before marching to a nearby park. Emily Friend is a... Read more »

Visitors to Chicago's Millennium Park discuss Donald Trump

Back in August of 2016, in the heat of the unprecedented presidential election campaign, I went to Chicago’s downtown Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., to ask people their views on the candidates. Of course, on Nov. 8, in one of the biggest political upsets in American history, Donald Trump was elected president, via the... Read more »

Chicagoans (and visitors) share thoughts on Trump, Clinton and 2016 presidential race

The 2016 U.S. presidential race has been unprecedented, in many ways. For example, the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has never held elective office before. The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is the first woman ever nominated for president of the United States by a major political party. And that, of course, is just scratching the surface... Read more »

Chicagoans remember victims of Orlando massacre in Boystown vigil Monday night

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history, a large crowd gathered on the evening of June 13 at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., to remember the scores killed and injured. “I had to be here,” said Ro Lebedow, a 76-year old real estate agent from the city’s Bucktown... Read more »

Former Peace Corps Teacher Annisa Wanat Challenging Ald. Deb Mell in 33rd Ward

Annisa Wanat has no illusions about the fight ahead of her. Wanat, 41, is an intelligent, bright-eyed consultant from Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, on the northwest side. Over the last two decades, she’s taught high school students as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, and worked across four continents, including in the American Midwest, to... Read more »

Protestors Demonstrate Against Syria Strike

Demonstrators Against Syria Attack
Twenty or so protestors opposed to a possible  military strike against Syria filled the corner of Michigan Ave. and Randolph St. on Sept. 12. “The United States has basically been at war for decades now,” said Sean Edmond, 33. “Money that has been spent on these endless wars can be used to benefit people, to... Read more »