Lynn Sweet Washington Bureau Chief
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Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She appears frequently on CNN and other outlets as an analyst. Sweet has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s "50 Top Journalists."

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379 Articles
3 months ago
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In Highland Park, art is helping to return to normal almost two months after July 4 parade massacre

Thousands attended Highland Park’s Port Clinton Art Festival this weekend; an informal memorial to massacre victims d...

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3 months ago
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Kinzinger on GOP abortion bans: ‘The crueler you are, the more likely you are to win a primary’

Kinzinger said Sunday he is open to backing “left wing” Democrats who believe in democracy over “anti-democracy”: Rep...

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3 months ago
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Here’s how Highland Park parade shooting victims, relatives can apply for benefits

Applications for grants from the Highland Park Community Foundation to families of those killed, wounded victims and ...

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4 months ago
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Biden officials in Illinois this week: Labor Sec. Walsh, Ag Sec. Vilsack, UN Amb. Thomas-Greenfield

Biden administration officials are criss-crossing the nation in August to highlight President Joe Biden’s accomplishm...

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4 months ago
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8 things to know about Biden’s new student debt cancellation plan

Biden’s plan will wipe out $20,000 in federal student debt for Pell Grant recipients and eliminate $10,000 in federal...

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4 months ago
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Highland Park City Council calls for federal, state assault weapons ban as Democrats in Springfie...

Senate Republicans in Congress are against assault weapons restrictions; Democrats in Springfield hold supermajoritie...

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4 months ago
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The facts behind Trump’s garbage claim that Obama ‘kept’ 33 million documents

The unclassified documents from the Obama administration are at the official Obama Presidential Library in Hoffman Es...

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4 months ago
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New report reveals Obama Foundation fundraising dips; CEO Valerie Jarrett paid $592,905 in 2021

The Obama Foundation reported on its new IRS 990 that in 2021, the foundation collected $159.6 million, down from $17...

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4 months ago
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Rep. Krishnamoorthi defends Taiwan visit with Speaker Pelosi; huddles with Amb. Emanuel in Japan

“Let me put it this way,” Krishnamoorthi said Sunday. “I think that the Prime Minister of Japan said he gets a lot of...

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4 months ago
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Takeaways from inside the courtroom as accused Highland Park July 4 massacre gunman pleads not gu...

The hearing lasted some eight minutes, about seven minutes longer than it took a gunman to kill seven people and woun...

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4 months ago
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Racist posts by alleged Highland Park parade shooter might offer clues to massacre

Robert Crimo III appears to have made now-removed posts against Jews, Blacks and Asian Americans on a website whose a...

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4 months ago
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Pritzker wins state party leadership battle after U.S. Rep. Kelly exits, clearing path for state ...

The issue is whether a federal office holder should be the state party chair, because federal rules limit the ability...

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