NEWS articles

Judges weigh whether to overturn 2007 alderman's election

Alderman Danny Solis won the 25th Ward seat by a slim margin after the Illinois Supreme Court disqualified an opponent. Some voters say they were disenfranchised.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss and Adrian G. Uribarri

Nine candidates disqualified after UIC elections

A slate called Students for Better Government is being accused of violating university rules on campaigning after giving out ice cream and Red Bull to student voters.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Record turnout for student elections at UIC, Northwestern

At UIC, more than 2,500 students turned out, buoyed in part by aggressive campaign by a slate calling itself Students for Better Government.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Flying the Chicago flag at Obama inauguration

As many as 2 million people braved temperatures in the 20s, many waiting on the Mall for four hours or longer to see Barack Obama’s swearing-in.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs

For Obama fans, historic inauguration trip starts at Midway

Chicagoans from all walks of life converged on Washington, D.C. the day before President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in at the Capitol. About 50 were aboard a flight from Midway Airport.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Three schools elect new local councils

Candidates win seats in hard-fought elections for their local public school councils. A hearing officer recommended new elections after voting in April led to disputes.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

College students tackle live election coverage

Journalism students at three colleges in Chicago this week are celebrating their successful live coverage of this historic Election Day. The show aired on PBS and viewers reacted positively, the students say.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Despite split, S. Side church revels in Obama win

Barack Obama divorced himself from Trinity United Church of Christ after attending service there for 20 years. That didn't dampen the spirit of congregants celebrating his victory.

7 years ago | Amy Lee

Water reclamation commissioners look beyond elections

The newly-elected commissioners overseeing waste water treatment for Chicago and the region say they're focusing on system upgrades and water conservation.

7 years ago | Ian Fullerton

Duncan: No talk regarding Obama post

Chicagoans are jockeying for position as Barack Obama assembles his White House team. CPS chief Arne Duncan has been mentioned as a potential Secretary of Education.

7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Uptown, lakefront referendums pass by wide margins

Voters considered several referendums on Election Day, including proposals for affordable housing and requiring contractors under certain circumstances to pay "living wages" to workers.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Bronzeville voters have spoken: “We need a place for the middle class."

Eighty-seven percent of Bronzeville voters casts votes urging the mayor and the 2016 Olympic Committee to set aside 26 percent of the 1,800 vacant lots in the neighborhood for middle-income homeownership.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

NW Side votes for better mental health services

North West residents vote to raise taxes to fund the North River Mental Health Center. The tax increase will raise $500,000 for the project.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Turnout high as Chicago backs Obama, Alvarez

Barack Obama is the president-elect, making history after unprecedented voter turnout in Chicago and nationally. Voters experienced few problems at the polls and celebrated peacefully at Grant Park rally.

7 years ago | David McClendon

A speech that left many speechless

Obama traced his path from unlikely contender to president-elect, lavishing praise on many of the Chicagoans who helped him make that journey.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell