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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Illinois residents will vote on the Fair Tax referendum this November, which would  change the state’s tax system from the current flat tax system to a graduated income tax.

Voter outreach and registration efforts will look different this election, NU Votes says

July 21, 2020

The recent push for mail-in ballots amid concerns of COVID-19 exposure is nothing new to Northwestern, where students who aren’t from the area and choose to vote in their home states have been using...

While progressive insurgent candidates may struggle to gain traction amid social distancing guidelines, incumbent performance may be a more relevant factor in election outcomes as officials mobilize their coronavirus response.

“Uncharted territory”: While COVID-19 may halt momentum, insurgent campaigns could gain from increased scrutiny on incumbents

May 10, 2020

When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign, supporters turned to down-ballot races to further progressive ideals in the Democratic Party. But for progressive figureheads trying...

Founded by Weinberg Prof. Jamie Dominguez in the early 2000s, the project is co-directed between him and Weinberg Prof. Thomas Ogorzalek as a part of the NU’s political science department.

Chicago Democracy Project maps political history of the Windy City

February 24, 2020

For nearly two decades, the Chicago Democracy Project has been managing an online record database on candidates, election years and offices of the Windy City. Founded by political science Prof. Jamie...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot waves to the crowd alongside wife Amy and daughter Vivian. She is the first black woman and openly gay mayor.

Making History: How Chicago’s first black woman, openly gay mayor plans to shake up the political machine

May 21, 2019

Lori Lightfoot was sworn in as the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday morning, vowing to transform the city’s government. The historic moment took place in the South Loop’s Wintrust Arena with thousands...

The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. City Clerk Devon Reid expects early voting to increase in Evanston this year.

Early voting attendance in Evanston expected to increase for midterm election

October 30, 2018

As Evanston residents decide who they will vote for in the midterm elections, many have chosen to cast their ballots through early voting. Beginning last Monday and ending on Monday, Nov. 5, Evanston...

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