VIDEO: Syrian immigrant left heartbroken by ISIS’s abduction of her sister

By Andersen Xia A recent abduction that happened in northeastern Syria has left a Chicago woman, Mimi Odicho, and her family heartbroken. Odicho’s sister, Valentina Odicho, a mother of three, was kidnapped last month by ISIS along with her children while more than 200 other Assyrian Christians remain in captivity in that area. The devastated family does not have any news […]

Solis’ run-off challenger files for a recount in the 25th Ward

By Andersen Xia Aldermanic challenger Byron Sigcho filed a petition for a vote recount in the 25th Ward, wishing to push incumbent Alderman Danny Solis under 50 percent of vote and into a runoff. “We see that it’s like one or two votes that each precinct only has to take to swift the election and to […]

VIDEO: Chicago’s Chinatown registers 12 percent fewer voters

By Jin Wu and Andersen Xia Voter registration in Chicago’s Chinatown is dropping, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. Multiple community efforts encouraged Chinese immigrants to register and participate in elections. But after weeks of early voting for Tuesday’s election, the three precincts in the 25th Ward that cover Chinatown had a slow day […]