Stories by James Crisafulli
From Jeff Bezos’ blackmail power play to organized labor on Northwestern’s campus, here are some of this week’s top stories.
It was a cold week in Evanston, but at least we had a fantastic week of political news to warm our hearts.
Not much happened this week, so check back next week. Not! From restarting our government to discussing free speech on campus, this week was another doozy.
Friday evening, Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to 81 months, or just under 7 years, in prison for second-degree murder.
The resolution read: “Government shutdowns are bad for democracy.”
Brexit, to remind you, refers to the vote that took place in June 2016 for the UK to leave the EU, when the ‘Leave’ side won with 52 percent of the vote.
Democrat Tony Evers, the former head of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, won the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin last night, defeating two-term incumbent Scott Walker.
On Monday night, Northwestern’s Political Union, a student organization dedicated to discussing important political issues, hosted a debate about whether or not Supreme Court justices should be given lifetime appointments.