A Repeat of 1968?

The DNC is in Chicago in August. With the city tightening down on protester permits, could we see a repeat of 1968's clashes with law enforcement? (Public domain photo/Picryl)

The Mail-In Mess

Does the state's mail-in voting process need a facelift? It led to delays during the primary. (Photo/Sara McNicholas)

Illinois Primary Live Posts

The ballpark, which would be located in an empty railyard off Roosevelt Road, would need partial public funding. (Courtesy photo)

Tuesday at Manny's

Manny's Deli is a legendary stop for politicians on Election Day. We take you inside during the Illinois Primary. (Photo/Lulu Anjanette)

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CPI Data Show Chicago-Area Prices on the Upswing Again

CPI Data Show Chicago-Area Prices on the Upswing Again

Consumer Price Index data shows Chicago-area consumers are spending $8 a year more on the same amount of products and food totaling around $250 than they were a year ago.

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Illinois’ Anti-Slating Bill Declared Unconstitutional by Circuit Judge

Illinois’ Anti-Slating Bill Declared Unconstitutional by Circuit Judge

On June 5, a Sangamon County judge ruled that Illinois’s recent law to end slating in elections is unconstitutional. What's the history of the bill?

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Presidential Election Fundraising: The Past and the Present

Presidential Election Fundraising: The Past and the Present

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are raising funds at a rapid pace to get back to the White House? How have past candidates fared with raising money in their races?

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Tech Stock Momentum Slowing a Bit in Late Second Quarter

Tech Stock Momentum Slowing a Bit in Late Second Quarter

The technology sector’s strength continues to be reflected through its highly-valued stocks. However there have been signs of its momentum slowing down

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White Sox Have Plans to Move to the Newest Proposed Neighborhood, The 78 

White Sox Have Plans to Move to the Newest Proposed Neighborhood, The 78 

The White Sox are pondering a move to an empty railyard off of Roosevelt Road. But can the city afford to help the Sox build it?

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Mail-in Voting Delays in Chicago Primary Could Follow Voters to November

Mail-in Voting Delays in Chicago Primary Could Follow Voters to November

Increased mail-in and early voting has led to some empty voting booths on Election Day. It also led to delays in counting votes in the State's Attorney race.

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Could the 2024 Democratic National Convention Echo Chicago’s History?

Could the 2024 Democratic National Convention Echo Chicago’s History?

Some protest groups, including one from UIC, have. been denied permits to protest at the Democratic National Convention in August. How is Chicago preparting?

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Issues  Continue with Chicago Migrant Shelter Food Distribution

Issues Continue with Chicago Migrant Shelter Food Distribution

14th Parish and Seventy-Seven Communities have catered to all of Chicago’s migrant shelters since January because of costs for the Greater Chicago Food Bank.

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A Hungry City: Insight into Chicago’s Ongoing Food Crisis

A Hungry City: Insight into Chicago’s Ongoing Food Crisis

The Pilsen Food Pantry works to bridge language gaps as it serves mainly immigrants who struggle to find work or not enough work to support their families.

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CTA’s Blue Line Unhoused Riders Crisis Continues to Grow

CTA’s Blue Line Unhoused Riders Crisis Continues to Grow

Unhoused people have flooded to CTA Blue Line trains and stations for shelter. One expert says CTA is losing up to 20% of ridership because of onboard conditions.

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The Youth and System That Contribute to Chicago’s Rise in Carjackings

The Youth and System That Contribute to Chicago’s Rise in Carjackings

In March 2024 alone, there were almost 100 reported carjackings in Chicago, according to Chicago Police Department data. Among many arrested are youth under age 18.

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 CPS Removing Police Offers as Security Guards From Schools 

 CPS Removing Police Offers as Security Guards From Schools 

Chicago’s Board of Education made a decision to remove police officers from Chicago Public Schools starting next school year. It will impact 39 schools.

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