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  • Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters

    Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters
    While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race. An...
  • Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance

    Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance
    Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home. "I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
  • Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed

    Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed
    A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
  • Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants

    Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants
    Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship. Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Extreme Differences

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • Latino groups split over Democrat map plan

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 3:40 p.m. A coalition of Latino groups that had worked together for more representation in the state legislature fragmented today at a state Senate hearing over the effects of a proposed Democratic redrawing of Illinois’......
  • Coalition to unveil proposed legislative map

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 9:40 p.m. The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations on Monday will propose new boundaries for state legislative districts aimed at increasing minority representation in Springfield. The group said its...
  • Madigan not ruling out cuts to cities to balance state budget

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 8:15 p.m. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said today that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of cutting Chicago and other cities' share of income taxes as part of a state budget plan. The powerful......
  • Immigrant group calls for federal investigation of McHenry sheriff mislabeling

     
    Immigrant advocates asked the federal government Wednesday to investigate findings that some McHenry County Sheriff's deputies likely misclassified Hispanic drivers as white and under-reported the …...
  • Candidates for governor, U.S. Senate crisscross Chicago

     
    UPDATED at 9:44 p.m. with Kirk rally; posted by Jeff Coen, Monique Garcia, Ray Long and Oscar Avila at 6:10 p.m. With the Nov. 2 election rapidly approaching, the leading candidates in the tight races for governor and U.S. Senate......
  • Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under new proposal

     
    Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under a proposal announced Wednesday by U.S. officials. Some of the fee increases would include applications to replace permanent resident cards, which would increase from $290 to $365; applications for...