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Election Polls: A Look Behind the Numbers
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BY Terri Cornelius

August 29, 2019

Public Affairs

As the 2020 presidential campaign ramps up, we’re getting hit almost daily with new candidate polls, often with wildly different results. Case in point, the most recent CNN poll shows Democratic candidate Kamala Harris plunged from second place with 17% support in June, to 5% support and tied for fourth place. Her strong debate performance […]

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BY Terri Cornelius

August 29, 2019

Public Affairs

Souvenirs from This Summer’s Political Carnival

BY Tanner Edwards

July 25, 2019

Public Affairs

At least twenty-five Democrats – for now! – have taken the plunge and launched campaigns for the presidency in 2020. This crowded primary is approaching a turning point, though. With increasingly difficult requirements to qualify for debates, painful fundraising realities and other laws of political gravity looming, the field should soon begin to shrink. That […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

July 25, 2019

Public Affairs

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Real News
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BY Bill Utter

July 15, 2019

Public Affairs

You’d be hard pressed to find two places more different than Youngstown, Ohio and Miami, Florida. One is a struggling industrial city, the other a tropical melting pot of cultures. But in recent days both cities were united in an unlikely way by providing visible evidence on the state of journalism in America, both good […]

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BY Bill Utter

July 15, 2019

Public Affairs

Lori Lightfoot
Not Kidding About the Change
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BY Carolyn Grisko

May 30, 2019

Public Affairs

Candidate Lori Lightfoot was not supposed to win the mayoral election. You have to go back more than a year to mark her entry into the race, as the only candidate willing to take on Rahm Emanuel. She has been running ever since – through the primary, through the runoff, and through her first 10 […]

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BY Carolyn Grisko

May 30, 2019

Public Affairs

Progressive Income Tax
Betting Big on a Progressive Income Tax
Margarite Wypychowski

BY Margarite Wypychowski

April 25, 2019

Public Affairs

The clock is ticking. As Illinois’ legislative session heads into its final six weeks, Governor Pritzker’s big priority is passing legislation to get a progressive income tax on the ballot in 2020. Pritzker has staked a lot of political capital behind this and believes the revenue generated by the tax is a big part of […]

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BY Margarite Wypychowski

April 25, 2019

Public Affairs

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