Today I’m a citizen. Today I vote.

By Alexa Mencia Is there anything more empowering than a person becoming a citizen and immediately walking over to exercise the right to vote? You decide. (Alexa Mencia/MEDILL) Photo at top: Chicagoans vote early at the 15 West Washington Street location where many newly naturalized voters marched after their naturalization ceremony on November 3. (Alexa […]

Citizenship backlog silences potential Illinois voters

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By Nona Tepper [A national version of the story was published in the Washington Post. Read it here: Yes, the election is rigged — against immigrants who should be able to vote but can’t] A growing citizenship backlog crisis may leave more than 17,000 Illinois residents unable to vote come November. The number of Illinois […]