Tag: politics

LGBTQ forum with Democratic candidates for governor announced

CHICAGO — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans will have an opportunity to hear directly from the Democratic candidates for governor about the issues that impact our lives at a candidate forum in Chicago on Wednesday, December 6, a coalition of organizations that serve and advocate for LGBTQ Illinoisans announced Thursday. The “Illinois LGBTQ…

Pro-LGBTQ candidates win in local elections

CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC celebrates major pro-LGBTQ victories in Tuesday’s local and school board elections, including the election of pro-trans school board candidates in races contested by anti-equality opponents and the election of six LGBTQ-identified candidates in Berwyn. In Palatine-based High School District 211, incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert LeFevre and challenger Edward Yung prevailed…

Idealism, pragmatism and making a choice

When Bill Clinton was first elected President, I was 18 and a freshman in college. I was idealistic then. At 18, you should be. I remember feeling like we had created a new world. That anything was possible. In the next presidential election, I will be 42. Solidly middle-aged. I’m not (too) idealistic anymore. Ironically…

Public Forum on Future of the Fisk Plant Site

Occupy Chicago Press Committee On Tuesday, PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) will hold a public forum in conjunction with Alivio Medical Center, The Resurrection Project, and Pilsen Neighbors Community Council about what should happen with the Fisk coal plant site, once the coal fired power plant is shut down this coming September.  PERRO…

Illinois Unite Against the War on Women: April 28th

Via press release College students are being given yet more debt burden, when Stafford student loans are expected to double to 6.4% on July 1st, 2012. Republican representatives are prepared to let this happen. “We must now choose between allowing interest rates to rise or piling billions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers,” stated…

NATO and the People

Kaitlyn MattsonWCB Politics Writer The estimated crowds gathering for the NATO summit could affect residents and businesses in the area. With the world watching over Chicago during NATO weekend, some businesses are making the decision to shut their stores during those days, for safety purposes mostly. Although in a recent article on nbcchicago.com, Mayor Rahm…

March 30, 2012: The National Occupation of Washington, DC

Occupy the Midwest We the people from across the country will begin to gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC; NOWDC on March 30, 2012. We join together to peacefully actualize government of the people, for the people and by the people. We oppose: The corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and…

Primary Vote Turnout Low With Little Excitement

Kaitlyn MattsonWCB Politics Writer The Illinois primary on Tuesday saw Mitt Romney in the winner’s circle with 430,744 votes. But the results may have either little or large effects on the Republican presidential nomination as a whole. However, it is still too early to tell whether the Illinois primary had any effect. Jim Allen, the…