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Emanuel, Garcia battle in heated first debate
Mar. 17, 2015
The two mayoral candidates hit each other hard: Garcia says Emanuel’s too focused on the wealthy. Emanuel says Garcia’s plans aren’t specific enough.
Does inaccurate data stifle minority voters' power?
Feb. 23, 2015
A group working for Chicago's Asian community worries inaccurate information in a campaign database diminishes the importance of minority voter blocs.
Legacy aldermanic candidates defend 'The Chicago Way'
Feb. 21, 2015
Eight candidates running are either related to or were married to a former alderman or mayor.
Why does Chicago vote in winter?
Feb. 18, 2015
Sure, the timing’s awful for campaigning and voting, but it wasn’t some trick concocted by the Democratic Machine. In fact, it was meant to empower voters.
Obama will veto Keystone XL legislation
Jan. 6, 2015
The White House says President Obama will veto any congressional legislation that approves the pipeline.
Talking religion and politics
Dec. 30, 2014
In the spirit of the holidays we're tackling the twin dinner table taboos of faith and politics. We discuss top religion stories of 2014 and the Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke walks us down his political hall of shame.
Durbin leaving D.C. roommates behind
Dec. 18, 2014
It's the end of an era: Sen. Dick Durbin is moving out of the row house he shared with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. George Miller.
US normalizes relations with Cuba
Dec. 17, 2014
President Obama will normalize diplomatic relations and ease restrictions on Cuba.
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