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As a State Senator since 2016, Melton has been a vocal advocate for equity, inclusivity, and progressive change, reflecting his deep commitment to the people of Indiana. His tenure as Deputy Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party and his impactful role on the Indiana State Board of Education highlight his relentless pursuit of educational excellence and community welfare.

Melton’s political journey, punctuated by a gubernatorial bid in 2019, demonstrates his bold vision and resilience. Redirecting his ambitions to serve his hometown, he emerged victorious in the mayoral race, a testament to the trust and support he commands among the residents of Gary.

A program that provided direct cash assistance to 5,000 Chicago residents in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic could return to City Hall. In recent remarks to reporters, Mayor Brandon Johnson said he would like to bring back a version of the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot, though he did not provide figures for how much it […]

Thousands of protesters from the Palestinian American community called an emergency protest in Chicago after Tuesday’s hospital explosion in Gaza. Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown Chicago after meeting at Federal Plaza and began walking towards the Israeli Consulate. The organizers of the rally said they don’t […]

TEL AVIV, Israel to (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Israel had agreed to allow humanitarian assistance to begin flowing into Gaza from Egypt with the understanding it would be subject to inspections and that it should go to civilians and not Hamas militants. In remarks from Tel Aviv where the president had […]

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson confronted top White House officials late Sunday, demanding they take fast and concrete steps to address a migrant crisis they believe is about to reach a breaking point in the Windy City, according to two people on the call. On a conference call they pushed for on short […]

Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown late Saturday afternoon as the House, in a stunning turnabout, approved a stopgap plan to keep the federal government open until mid-November. After Senate passage, President Biden signed the bill shortly before midnight. But just because House Speaker Kevin McCarthy managed to find a last-minute solution, it does not mean our government […]

According to the Associated Press (AP)–The White House is preparing Friday to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left town for the weekend with no viable plan to keep the government funded and avert politically and economically costly disruption of federal services. In the event of a shutdown, many government operations would come […]

Donald Trump can’t stop catching cases … a Georgia grand jury just indicted him for 2020 election subversion — now the fourth criminal case he’s facing as he runs for President again. The ex-POTUS has been hit with 13 counts from a Fulton County grand jury … according to D.A. Fani Willis. She also announced indictments against […]

It’s not only politics that makes for strange bedfellows — Ice Cube’s unloading on Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19 vaccines and more … with, of all people, Tucker Carlson. The duo rolled through South L.A. together for an episode of Tucker’s show on Twitter — and they quickly found common ground on several topics … starting with […]

While Congressional Republicans are applauding the recent Supreme Court ruling blocking the Biden administration’s college student loan forgiveness initiative, Democrats are already working on a Plan B effort to circumvent that decision. “I’ve heard from countless constituents on this matter,” says Utah’s own Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT), “and I share their frustration that (the Biden […]