How Four Male Democratic Candidates for Governor Plan to Improve the Lives of Illinois Women

In the wake of a national cascade of #metoo stories about sexual assault and harassment and the federal government threatening access to contraception, hundreds of women gathered in the Loop on Dec. 9 to hear four Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidates describe how they would be allies for women’s issues.

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How Each Democratic Candidate for Illinois Governor Would Advance Queer Justice

Support for LGBTQ equality is practically a prerequisite for running on the Democratic ticket in the race to be the next governor of Illinois. So it’s not surprising that at a recent forum the candidates – State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Madison County Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and venture capitalist J. B. Pritzker – agreed on the basics. But their answers revealed subtle distinctions that LGBTQ voters are sure to notice.

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Barack Obama comes back to Chicago, bringing talk of hope and activism with him

Global leaders came together this week to welcome Barack Obama back home.

This time around, however, the former United States president did not meet with high functionaries and heads of state. Instead, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed activism and leadership with nearly 500 young community organizers from across the world during the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit.

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Understanding the boot: Ta-Nehisi Coates talk inspires Evanston public school conversation

On his current book tour for “We Were Eight Years in Power,” a collection of essays reflecting on the Obama presidency, author and Atlantic contributor Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke in an on-stage interview with Marcus Campbell, Ph.D, Evanston Township High School’s principal and assistant superintendent of the district.

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