‘Freedom, faith and family’ vs. ‘proven track record’ are competing pitches in battle to succeed Jim Oberweis

Then Democratic state House candidate Karina Villa, left, in 2018; Republican Jeanette Ward, right, in January. | Rich Hein, Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file State Rep. Karina Villa and Republican Jeanette Ward have sought to cast each other as being out of

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Fact-check: No beauty in Oberweis’ milking of Underwood’s answer to ‘rioting and looting’ question

State Sen. Jim Oberweis, left, addresses the Sun-Times Editorial Board on Feb. 7, 2020; Then Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood, right, addresses the Sun-Times Editorial Board in 2018. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia, Rich Hein/Sun-Times file. While Underwood does not directly condemn

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Chicagoan from Kamala Harris family’s hometown in India among many women of color hosting debate watch parties

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, then running for the U.S. Senate in California, greets Bernadette Chopra at a June 2015 fundraiser in Chicago. Chopra, of Streeterville, is like many women of color, passionate about the candidacy of Harris, who

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Commentary: As college football starts, focusing on just the games will be nearly impossible

In a parallel universe, USC-Alabama and Michigan-Washington already would have played. Then Ohio State-Oregon and Texas-Louisiana State would tangle Saturday, two titanic matchups tussling for prime-time attention. Instead, on the first Saturday of Power Five college football in 2020, we’ve

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