“Not my President,” protesters chant at Trump Tower

By Siyan (Jen) Huang [See related story of the night’s protest] Around 10,000 people gathered in front of the Trump Tower in Chicago to march down the Magnificent Mile and other downtown areas in protest of Donald Trump’s election as president. “Not my president” became the refrain of many protesters. Photo at top: Protesters at […]

Hurting from neglect: Election Day mattered in historic Indiana worker community

Kim Rodriguez at the polling place in Marktown, Indiana on Nov. 8.

By Cloee Cooper Out of nine congressional districts in Indiana, two re-elected Democratic congressmen on Nov. 8. One of those was in the 1st Congressional District, where East Chicago’s historic community Marktown is located. Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky who has been in office since 1985, was re-elected. Although Marktown voted Democratic, as it usually does, […]

It’s complicated: The unpredictability of predictions in elections

By Lakshmi Chandrasekaran In the end, it came down to will she or won’t she? What seemed like a comfortable 81 percent chance of winning the election for Hillary Clinton just a couple of weeks ago, morphed into a tight race to the finish after FBI director James Comey announced a new investigation of a […]

A historic evening, but not what they imagined

University of Chicago students view results

By David Jordan It was a night of surprises. At the election watch party at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics,  the overwhelming favorite was Hillary Clinton, and students formed a long line to pose with a cardboard cut-out of the Democratic nominee. Early in the evening when the main dining hall was standing […]

Clinton’s defeat brings remorse

Election Results

By Christen Gall Excitement shifted to somberness late in the evening at the campaign watch party for Hillary Clinton as it became clear in that Donald Trump will be the nation’s next president. And the mood has prevailed. “To all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and […]

Protesters come together at Trump Tower in downtown Chicago

Hate will not prevail sign

By Cloee Cooper and Fariba Pajooh [See related story on the night’s protest] Helicopters buzzed overhead as thousands of angry and perplexed people gathered at the Trump Tower to protest the election of Donald Trump as president Wednesday evening. Shocked youth, minorities, pregnant mothers and middle-aged people joined together to repeat chants of “No Trump, […]

The 606 is pushing up real estate prices along its path

By David Jordan Nearly 16 months after opening, the 606 has come to define its surrounding neighborhoods, for better or for worse. The 2.7-mile-long trail was developed by the Trust for Public Land, a national organization whose mission in part is to create and protect parkland, especially in underserved communities. Before the conversion of the […]

The far South Side is one step closer to a Red Line extension

Red Line Meeting

By David Jordan Jerry Brown is frustrated after years of broken promises. The West Pullman resident is one of many eager to hear the latest   plans to bring Chicago Transit Authority train stations to the largely black communities on the city’s far South Side. The long-promised project has recently gotten a firmer timeline from the […]