2019 Chicago Elections

The Chicago mayor’s race wrapped in April of 2019 when Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor and President of the Chicago Police Board, beat out Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff by a landslide. Lightfoot became Chicago’s 56th mayor and the first black woman and openly LGBTQA person to hold the office….

2016 RNC

In July, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to cover the xenophobic carnival that was the 2016 Republican National Convention for Chicagoist. I spent time with political activists and resistors, gun nuts and street preachers, vehement supporters of carnival barker Donald Trump, locals who felt displaced from their own home and more. Here are some of…

2016 DNC

In July, I traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to cover the 2016 Democratic National Convention for Chicagoist and Gothamist. I spent time with political activists and resistors, party line democrats and delegates, disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters and more. Here are some of those stories. Protesters swarm sweltering Philly: ‘Hell no DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary!’…