Duckworth opens lead as Kirk falters in crucial final stage of senate race

By Guy-Lee King and Duke Omara After a disastrous second debate performance in his race against Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Republican Mark Kirk’s (R-IL) campaign is in trouble as he struggles to hit the reset button in a nationally watched race that may hold the key to control of the U.S. Senate. With less than […]

South Austin’s Kidz Express opens doors to new building

By Guy King Too often, the news out of Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood is about young people falling victim to gun violence, but Saturday, several children in the community were all smiles as they helped celebrate the grand opening of a new home for Kidz Express, an after-school center dedicated to providing “a nurturing environment” […]

Local officials react to limitations on election day registration

Chicago voting booth

By Christen Gall and Guy-Lee King UPDATE: Oct.6, This has been updated, see latest news here. After U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled election day registration unconstitutional in Illinois last week, election officials in Chicago are scrambling to figure out the logistics for Nov. 8. Voters hoping to register to vote and cast a ballot […]