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Democratic incumbent faces challenge from the left in Chicago

Democratic Incumbent Faces Challenge From the Left in Chicago

Dan Lipinski is among more than a dozen congressional Democrats who face credible challengers, mostly from the left, in nominating contests over the coming months that will determine the party's candidates for November midterm elections.

In Chicago, a Democratic incumbent is targeted by the left

In Chicago, a Democratic Incumbent Is Targeted by the Left

In a rare move against an incumbent, a half dozen national groups advancing leftist agendas on gay rights, workers' rights and women's issues mounted a $1 million independent campaign targeting Lipinski.

Take a Knee or Lift a Rifle. What’s More Respectful of American Heritage?

A history lesson for the end of Black History Month.

Runner with Cerebral Palsy Gets Lapped in Court

Runner with Cerebral Palsy Gets Lapped in Court

Illinois denies high school senior spot in state competition.

White Supremacist Holocaust Denier and Former Leader of the American Nazi Party Likely to Win GOP Nomination for Congress

White Supremacist Holocaust Denier and Former Leader of the American Nazi Party Likely to Win GOP Nomination for Congress

Anti-Semite and racist Arthur Jones describes the Holocaust as “the biggest, blackest lie in history.”

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Illinois Judge Denies Transgender Student Unrestricted Locker Room Access

The case marked the latest legal clash over the use of school bathrooms and facilities by transgender students.

Judge Orders Illinois to Boost Disabilities Care

Judge Orders Illinois to Boost Disabilities Care

A judge ordered the state to come up with a plan to restore services for people with developmental disabilities.

As Shootings Soar, Chicago Police Use Technology to Predict Crime, BLM, Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Chicago for Police Excessive Use of Force

As Shootings Soar, Chicago Police Use Technology to Predict Crime

The department’s efforts come after a Justice Department investigation published in January found officers engaged in racial discrimination and routinely violated residents’ civil rights.

Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Advocates for people with disabilities living outside of institutions said Illinois is violating a federal consent decree by failing to provide required services due to insufficient funding.

Chicago Police Routinely Violated Civil Rights: U.S. Justice Department

Chicago Agency Reopens Investigation into Shooting of Black Teen

Police alleged 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh refused to drop a gun he was pointing at an officer — but witnesses claimed McIntosh was unarmed, according to the victim’s family.

Chicago Schools Rescind $18 Million Cut, Pushing Budget Gap to $129 Million

Chicago Schools Rescind $18 Million Cut, Pushing Budget Gap to $129 Million

High-poverty schools will receive $15 million of the previously cut money and $3 million will be returned to charter schools, according to the district.

Chicago reaffirms immigrant 'sanctuary' status after Trump's win

Chicago Sues State Over ‘Separate and Unequal’ School Funding

Chicago’s public schools treat minority children “as second-class children,” lawsuit says.

Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

Activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, mobilized voters to change the status quo.