Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins
A new women’s group used this date, which is traditionally commemorated as the end of slavery in the United States, to hold an anti-violence rally at the Thompson Center.
A community activist who gained visibility in this year’s race for Chicago mayor is now setting her sights on the 5th district Illinois Senate seat.
The mayoral debates so far seem to have drawn a collective yawn from many Chicago voters.
Sparks flew between Rahm Emanuel and his two closest challengers at a mayoral debate Thursday night, but a new poll shows Emanuel continuing to add to his already sizable lead.
At a forum to discuss making public schools healthier on Friday, the candidates for mayor touched on a number of other issues facing Chicago Public Schools, as well as the race for mayor itself.
Mayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins are meeting Friday for the first time since Braun made a comment about Watkins of being “strung out on crack.”
Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun offered a public apology Wednesday to a rival candidate she accused of being a crack addict.
Mayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins says she wants to hear an “I’m sorry” from Carol Moseley Braun, but she’s not betting on it.
Some Chicago voters are taking advantage of their first chance to help pick the first new mayor of Chicago since 1989.
One of the lesser-known candidates for mayor of Chicago has outlined what she says is a better approach to Chicago’s anti-crime efforts.
Six of the 20 candidates for mayor of Chicago can be found in one place Wednesday afternoon.
On the final day for candidates to file petitions for the February election, an Auburn-Gresham community organizer has thrown her hat in the ring for mayor.
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- Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School ProblemsA day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.5989
- Man Shot To Death In South Suburban HomewoodNineteen-year-old Homewood resident Henry Kormoi died from at least one gunshot wound he suffered near home in the 1100 block of 187th Street.112
- State Discontinues Healthcare Funding For Disabled Stroke VictimUnconscionable. That's what a doctor calls a state decision to cut care funding for a patient.311
- Teen Says He Got E. Coli From Burrito At Lombard RestaurantA local teen says he got sick because of a burrito he ate from a local restaurant that's now the focus of an e coli outbreak.158
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