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Despite inches of snowfall, hundreds of people attended the youth-organized and youth-lead Chicago Young Women’s March Rally Saturday morning at Federal Plaza in the Loop. While an official Women’s March wasn’t organized in Chicago, this …

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As local elections approach this February, Chicago’s 50 wards could soon be headed by new aldermen. The Phoenix breaks down what an alderman’s job entails and what to watch for next month.  What is an …

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By the time Loyola students are settling into the swing of the spring semester, Gov. elect J.B. Pritzker will have been inaugurated as the new governor of Illinois. Promises of changes to state policy which …

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When Ugochukwu Okere was studying social work and political science his sophomore year at Loyola, he decided he wanted to work in government.  Okere didn’t waste any time and started campaigning for alderman of Chicago’s …

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Sebastian Ellefson was studying public policy at Loyola in 2015 when he met his friend Alex Niemczewski, a graduate of University of Chicago, for coffee to talk over a new project. Little did they know, …

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Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia visited Rogers Park’s Heartland Cafe Monday, where she spoke to 65 community members, officials said, and raised awareness of her campaign. Rogers Park residents listened to Enyia speak about her …

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Phoenix 101: A Look at Chicago’s Mayoral Race Following Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to run for re-election in 2019, over a dozen candidates have already reported plans to campaign for Emanuel’s seat ahead …

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About 50 demonstrators of all ages assembled outside of Heartland Alliance’s annual fundraiser gala at the Swissotel Hotel near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus on Oct. 11 to protest Chicago-area detention centers holding migrant children operated …