Blacks will lose in 2020 election

Columnist John W. Fountain III hasn’t decided if he will vote in this fall’s election. “My ancestors did not die for the right to vote. They died for the ability to be equally accounted for in the clause ‘all men are created equal,'” he writes. “My single vote over the years has not changed that notion or swayed the pendulum toward economic inclusion or political power.

Vote now

There are early voting sites across the city and on the West Side; they’re open seven days a week. If you have registered yet to vote, you can do so at any of these sites. If you prefer to vote by mail, you can drop off your sealed and completed ballot at a secure lock box any any Chicago early voting site. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Davis wins Democratic primary once again

WIith 90% of the precincts reporting, Congressman Danny K. Davis easily won re-election. He garnered more than 60% of the vote, while challenger Kina Collins came in second with about 14% of the vote. Anthony Clark finished third, getting nearly 13%, and Kristine Schanbacher was fourth with almost 12%.

Learn where the 7th congressional candidates stand on the issues

All four candidates – incumbent Danny Davis and challengers Anthony Clark, Kina Collins and Kristine Schanbacher – have been invited to Thursday night’s forum, which is being sponsored by the South Austin Neighborhood Association. The candidates forum starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 and will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, at Jackson and Laramie.